70 Calorie – Skinny Frozen Mochachino
I’m a plain Jane when it comes to coffee. This drives my “Coffeeholic” family crazy! Currently we have 4 coffee makers at home; Keurig, Tossimo, Mr Coffee, and a Cuisinart drip coffee maker! They buy all of the new flavored coffees but, hopelessly get me to drink them.
I think the reason is because many years ago I managed a gourmet coffee shop similar to today’s Starbucks where I smelled flavored brewed coffee all day long!
I still remember the nauseating aroma’s from the flavored coffee beans such as, “Peppermint” and the my most hated; “Amaretto” UGH!
We served and sold coffee beans from around the world from the basic, Colombian to the more expensive Hawiian – Kona and Jamaican Blue Mountain.
Today’s most expensive coffee is from Indonesia. But, this isn’t a lesson on coffee so I won’t go into the details unless you’re daring enough to click on the link and find out why!
I’m going to give you 2 coffee tips:
Number 1. You’ll never get your coffee to taste as good as Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or your favorite coffee shop.
The temperature for perfect brewed coffee should be 200 degrees Fahrenheit which is 93-94C. Most home coffee makers will not maintain a temperature that high especially the cheaper models.
Number 2. Never pour away any leftover coffee! Did you know that the longer coffee sits in the refrigerator, the stronger and more robust it gets? Simple let it cool completely and store for up to 1 week!
This recipe below is adapted from my days working at the shop. I made this a “Skinny” version but you may substitute the hot chocolate mix with 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup and add a small amount of milk to make it frothy.
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Skinny Frozen Mochachino
This recipe will make 1 large Mochachino at 70 calories or 2 at 35 calories each if you want to share it.
Kids recipe version: Substitute the coffee with decaf and use regular hot chocolate!
1 package no sugar or diet Hot Chocolate mix (any low calorie you prefer)
1 cup coffee
1 cup ice
2 tbsp lite cool whip or any brand
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy. Top with cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.