Sunday, July 28, 2013

Skinny Caramel Frappuccino (Starbucks Copy Cat) Gluten Free

Very low calorie version of the Starbucks favorite.. gluten free to boot


3 cups ice cubes (3 big handfuls of cubed ice, not crushed ice)
1 cup cold strong coffee, previously brewed and chilled
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or your favorite milk)
sugar-free sweetener (Splenda, or your favorite), to taste... I used 4 or 5 packets of splenda cuz i like sweet.
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
2 tablespoons fat free whipped topping, for garnishing
1 tablespoon sugar free caramel sauce for garnishing


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in the canister of a blender  and blend until smooth, creamy, fluffy, frothy, and combined, less than 1 minute. Taste, and if necessary, adjust with a splash more coffee, milk, dash of sweetener, or a few ice cubes.
  2. Garnish with whipped topping and caramel sauce. Serve immediately.
Tip - Make the full batch and place un-garnished extra portion of frappuccino in a freezer-safe mug. Later on, simply let it unthaw a bit, either 30 minutes at room temp or about 1 minute in the microwave.

Recipe as seen on averie cooks.

For a Starbucks Chai Tea Copycat go here.

The full recipe, a good 24+ ounces, is essentially calorie-free, until garnishing.
3 cups ice cubes = 0 calories
1 cup of strong cold coffee = 0 calories
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk = 15 calories for 24+ ounces (almost negligible over the big batch)
sugarfree sweetener (white stevia powder, liquid vanilla stevia drops, Splenda, or your favorite) = 0 calories
optional vanilla extract = o calories
Garnish with 2 tablespoons fat free whipped topping = 5 calories
Garnish with 1 tablespoon sugarfree caramel sauce = 45 calories
= Grand total of 50 calories

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