Friday, July 8, 2011
I was reading Karen's blog, "Sew Many Ways" and she was making an iced coffee today. This spurred me into showing you how I make my no-fat, sugar-free, frozen mocha cappuccino.
I start with my Mr. Coffee espresso maker. It was a birthday gift from my hubby many years ago. I use a stick blender (mine is a Waring brand) and it's quite powerful and I really like it a lot.
I use espresso. You can use regular coffee, but I really like ground espresso beans. Make yourself a nice strong espresso.
I use lactose free, skim milk and freeze it into ice cubes. (I make the milk cubes ahead of time and keep them ready.) I use 8 cubes, which is one cup of milk...a full serving for meeting a portion of my daily nutritional needs.
After I make my espresso, I pour it over my milk cubes (in a BIG vessel, because it will increase in volume when you blend it) along with two Splenda packets, a few drops of vanilla extract and a quick shot of Hershey's sugar-free chocolate syrup.
Using the stick blender, start blending, and chopping up your milk cubes. It will get thick and increase in volume.
Pour over a couple of ice cubes in your serving glass.
Put your feet up, relax a bit and enjoy.
If you make one, let me know what you think!