Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Recipe: WW-Friendly Mocha Coconut Frappuccino Swap *improved!*

Alright, y'all (watch out, I'm bringing out that Southern twang!)...

I've written a few times about how much I love Mocha Coconut Frappuccinos (MCF), and how disappointed I was by this year's version. I also posted a recipe waaaaay back in the day to make your own.

Obviously, I love these things. Like, seriously, love. So I was determined to improve upon my previous homemade incarnation because, well, it wasn't awesome and it also didn't really have any healthy merit to it.

I mentioned not too long ago how much I love Weight Watchers' new chocolate smoothie mixes; I very nearly instantly thought the Creamy Chocolate would be a great addition to my Mocha Coconut Frappuccino!

Oh man, I was SO right. It's yummy, creamy, chocolate-coconutty, and has 14 grams of protein. Using 3/4 cup of the base allows it to better fit into a 12 oz cup, though sometimes I put it in my 16oz cup so I have room for whipped cream.

Food blogger, I am not.
Now, my homemade MCF is pretty much perfect, and it's so stinkin' easy to make! With only 3 ingredients (4 if you count the ice), it really can't get any easier.


Weight Watchers Friendly Mocha Coconut Frappuccino Swap  - 5 PointsPlus
Makes 1 12oz serving

3/4 cup ready-made iced mocha (found in the dairy section in 1/2 gallon containers; I've used Starbucks and Winn-Dixie brand)
1 slim pack Weight Watchers Creamy Chocolate Smoothie mix
1/8tsp coconut extract (I use imitation; a little goes a very long way, and too much leaves a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste)
Handful of ice cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. If desired, top with whipped cream and sugar-free chocolate syrup for an indulgent treat!


5 comments:

  1. Pinned this! It looks delicious! I love coconut anything.

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  2. I know how much you love these so yay for figuring out the best recipe!

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  3. Yum!! I love the WW Shakes! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Way to go on making your own when they disappointed you! Good for you! And they are healthier too!

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