Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mocha Coconut Frappuccino Swap

So, my all-time favorite Starbucks drink is the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino. Unfortunately, they discontinued their coconut syrup in 2007; they did bring it back for a couple of different summers, but I haven't seen it since 2012.

2011, right after we got back from Korea

2012, the day they came back
I've tried some copycat recipes in the time since then, but I couldn't justify all the calories I was spending on it--I feel like if I'm going to make it myself, it should at least be nutritionally better for you :)

Well, I was in the grocery store the other day and noticed this in the dairy aisle:

I thought, "Hey, I bet that would provide the perfect Frappuccino base," so I went ahead and bought it. I still had some coconut extract left from my last attempt at a copycat, and I got some Walden Farms calorie-free (I know, crazy) chocolate dip because I had a feeling this wouldn't be chocolate-y enough for me. 

This morning, I blended my frap "base," a handful of ice, a couple of drops of coconut extract and a spoonful of the chocolate sauce, and it was pretty perfect! Not exactly like the real thing, but certainly a good substitute. I didn't take any pictures, but I just threw it into a 12oz to-go cup that I have so it wasn't much to look at anyway. Here are the "exact" measurements I used: 

Healthier Mocha Coconut Frappuccino (makes 1 12oz serving; 3 PointsPlus)
3/4 cup Starbucks Iced Espresso Classics Caffe Mocha
1/8 tsp Coconut Extract 
1 Tbl. Walden Farms Chocolate Dip
6 ice cubes (I don't like mine very icy, so add more or less depending on your preference)

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Food logs: 

I bought Ben & Jerry's, and rather than eating it straight from the pint,
I put in a coffee cup. Worked out well!

I got that cookie, and I literally was not hungry for so long after that I just didn't
 make dinner. I did end up having some crackers because I was hungry later. 


  1. I love copycat recipes - so much nicer for the wallet! You look so excited in the 2012 picture. ;-) ;-) ;-)

    1. Haha, I was REALLY excited in that picture! Not sure if it's a good or a bad thing to get so excited about a drink ;)

  2. I second, Chrysalis above! I try a brownie replica recipe!

    1. I really ought to try out more copycat recipes--I'm just always nervous they're not going to be anything like the original!

  3. I loved that Mocha Coconut frap - so irked that they discontinued it! Although, it's probably a blessing in disguise, really. ;)

    1. It probably is... I pretty much got one every day because I knew they were only around for a limited time. Had to get as many as possible while I could! Haha.


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