Doesn't that look like dessert with a straw? Yum!
My daughter, Brittany, came up with this recipe in her search for a healthier, low-carb version of a Starbucks mocha frappuccino. Read below to print out my recipe printable for this delicious beverage!
Since we're following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle plan of eating in our home, this is one of the types of beverages that we can enjoy.
You should know that some people may be sensitive to using xylitol as a sweetener (some people get digestive/intestinal upset from it, and dogs are highly allergic to xylitol). Erythritol, however, doesn't cause intestinal upset, so I really do prefer it and absolutely love Swerve Sweetener, an erythritol-based no-sugar sweetener. Another fun option would be to use a combination of cocoa powder and mesquite powder, something I'd like to try. We've liked mesquite powder in everything we've tried so far, especially if it includes chocolate! (Mesquite powder gives a yummy hint of caramel flavor to foods.)
Hint: to measure out 1/16 and 1/32 of a teaspoon, I use these amazing measuring spoons!
Healthy Low-Carb Frozen Coffee Drink (Single serving)
Add all ingredients to blender or Magic Bullet. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass. Optional: top with stevia-sweetened whipped cream and no-sugar chocolate syrup.
Trim Healthy Mama also has additional smoothies and beverages to use for people who enjoy different flavor and taste experiences. My advice for making their beverages and smoothies is this: make it to your own tastes. Do you feel like it needs more salt or sweetener? Or something else? Add in extra amounts of ingredients to make it work for you!
Curious about some of the foods and products I place into my shopping cart each week using Trim Healthy Mama? Check out my pictorial Trim Healthy Mama Grocery Shopping List!
Click on recipe image, below to print the PDF version:
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4/9/2013 03:46:00 am
4/11/2013 05:09:51 am
Out of curiosity, have you tried this with glucomannan powder with this yet?
7/9/2013 11:31:59 am
Used with glucomanan powder and it turned out puuuurrrrfect! Oh my goodness this is amazing!
3/30/2015 05:12:48 am
Where do you get that powder and Xanthan Gum?
Stores that sell Bob's Red Mill products will often have the xanthan gum available with that. But when I need glucomannan powder, I either buy it from my local vitamin store, or order it online from Amazon or one of the other online health food stores. I've only tried the NOW brand, but Trim Healthy Mama sells their own version of glucomannan, and I've heard it's really nice.
7/9/2013 02:53:14 pm
7/10/2013 12:37:13 am
Do you happen to have the caramel ribbon crunch one ;) Got hooked on that at starbucks before I started the THM.
7/10/2013 01:45:35 am
Julieanne, I heart you. Will you be my best friend? Check yes or no.
7/10/2013 05:57:21 am
7/10/2013 04:46:50 am
Which kind of stevia would I replace the erythritol with? I can't wait to try this drink!!!
Jessica, I don't know if you're used to using stevia already, or not. It can be hard to find stevia that tastes good. NuNaturals actually changed their formulation in April 2013, so now it is more bitter and is not my favorite type anymore. Basically, the rule of thumb is to just use sweetener to where it tastes great to you! You may have to experiment a bit to find the right amount of sweetener that you enjoy.
3/30/2015 05:15:10 am
Where do you get Swerve sweeteners?
7/16/2013 12:00:28 am
Is this an S? I am thinking the 3 TB of half and half makes it an S??
8/6/2013 02:44:34 am
Sounds delish. I know it would change the flavor some, but could you make it FP if you replaced the 1/2 n 1/2 with ff greek yogurt? I'm fairly new to THM, so I don't have all the guidelines straight yet.
Stacy and RaShell
8/26/2013 04:52:03 am
We are not big coffee lovers but we tried the recipe twice. When we made it with the water it was too watery and with the coffee it was too strong. But don't worry Julieanne we still heart you.
Stacy and RaShell
8/26/2013 04:55:08 am
Sorry, forgot to mention that we would recommend more sweetener and half coffee, half water. Still heart you Julieanne. Go THMs!
2/4/2014 01:41:06 am
want to make it ,but I don't drink coffee,julieanne, would you recommend decaf or caf coffee?
Emily, it would all depend on how you react to caffeine from chocolate/hot chocolate, etc. If it perks you up and you're okay with that, then I'd suggest going ahead and using regular coffee. If you try to stay away from caffeine, then you would probably want to use decaffeinated coffee. Hope that helps!
2/5/2014 04:36:12 am
Yum! This was so good. And I'll have to try an FP version too. Great idea!
3/12/2014 08:10:04 am
This was AHHHHMAZING!!!! I added 1 tbsp. of plain whey isolate, and 1 tsp of instant coffee, and left out the xanthan gum. Seriously addictive :O Thanks :D
3/21/2014 09:42:58 am
Just found this on Pinterest while looking up a dinner recipe....had to go make it NOW! (lol) It is Delish!! :) thanks!
3/27/2014 12:34:29 pm
How many carbs
4/10/2014 12:48:35 pm
Looks pretty yummy! I think ill give it a try.
4/20/2014 12:30:30 am
Happy Easter! I made this for my morning coffee today, yummy!
8/19/2014 10:24:44 am
Can't wait to try this! I do Atkins so I have heavy cream in the house and not half and half....think that would be ok?
8/20/2014 12:28:03 am
It did, I'm drinking it now! And with heavy cream it probably has less carbs, WOOWHOO! Thanks for the great recipe!
9/25/2015 08:08:51 pm
lol i think so??????
8/27/2014 11:11:19 am
Can this not be shared on my Facebook page?
Peggy, if you'll hover over the photo at the top of the page (of the frozen blended coffee drink), you'll see a "Pin It" button appear on the top left side of the photo, and a button on the right that will enable you to cross post it to Facebook and Twitter. Hope that helps!
8/30/2014 09:22:28 am
I made this today and I love it!! I added whey protein powder and coconut oil and it's my new favorite smoothie!
9/15/2014 01:33:45 pm
Can I use Splenda?
I just made this and it came out great, even though I had to adlib a little with the ingredients. I used stevia instead of Swerve (haven't tried that yet) and didn't have any of the thickener's or additives. So it was basically coffee, whipping cream, ice cubes, vanilla, and stevia. Came out tasting perfect for a warm day like today. Thanks!
10/21/2014 01:31:57 am
I just started the keto diet and am so tired of water, hamburger meat and chicken. I'm anxious to try this drink!
12/15/2014 12:53:15 pm
Where do I find glucomanan?
1/17/2015 12:39:07 pm
Just tried this, it was delicious! Thank you so much! I also only had heavy cream, so I used that. The kids each tried a bite and I'm going to have to make more tomorrow so they can have some!
3/3/2015 08:54:32 pm
What is the carb count in this? And sugar?
5/30/2015 10:53:32 pm
3.1 net carbs, but I'm not sure about the sugar.
5/3/2015 01:03:59 pm
I was also wondering the carb count. I am going to put cream in to make it even more low carb. Yet I could not find it anywere here. Thank you. :)
5/30/2015 10:52:56 pm
3.1 net carbs :)
5/10/2015 06:38:42 am
low carb is simple u don't need chemicals. Use coffee. Heavyweight whipping cream and a little pure cane sugar much healthier. Just watch the sugar that's all
6/25/2015 05:44:38 am
I love this shake!!!!! Now I have something to look forward to! Thanks for sharing:)
8/12/2015 05:23:44 am
Thank you for this amazing recipe! This is SOOOOOO delicious!!!
9/20/2015 09:54:00 am
Thank You, Thank You for this recipe. It is delicious!!!
9/24/2015 12:00:15 am
I've read that it's 3.1 Net Carbs. But what amount of total carbs would it be? It looks amazing! If I could make this instead of going to Tim Horton's and Starbucks, that'd be great! My mouth is watering from even looking at this!
If I do actually keep track of carb counts, I calculate the net carbs, so I don't actually worry all that much about total carb counts. Feel free to input the ingredients and their amounts into an online nutrition calculator for yourself, though, if you'd like.
5/19/2016 12:17:04 pm
Just wanted to say YOU ROCK!!! Coffee is the one thing I just can't give up...I used to LOVE all the foofoo coffee creamers...and I don't like it black...and with some heavy cream it's just "meh"... I LOVE this recipe!!! I found it just in time for summer - woot! I used Swerve & Heavy Cream!
9/21/2017 07:37:28 pm
Sounds great. Whats the total calorie count??
7/1/2019 12:53:32 pm
I normally don’t comment, but I gotta let you know this is delicious!
10/8/2019 09:00:55 am
I AM ADDICTED! Thank you for sharing this great recipe! I made a couple of tiny changes for my personal needs - I use unsweetened Almond Milk instead of Half&Half and I put in 5 oz of cold coffee instead of 3, and I just use 2 little yellow packets as my sweetener but I LOVE THIS!!! I did everything else the same and I am so thankful that you posted this recipe, it's a perfect treat to myself as I work so hard to keep it all as lowfat, lowcarb etc as possible! It feels like a HUGE CHEAT but it sooooo isn't!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE
2/3/2022 10:17:15 am
What an exquisite article! Your post is very helpful right now. Thank you for sharing this informative one.
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