Thursday, December 11, 2014

Low Calorie Blended Coffee - Inspired by a Starbucks Frappuccino

This post is brought to you by Silk.

Everyone loves to get fancy coffee drinks at their favorite coffee shops but the price and calories can add up fast! Using the new Cashewmilk beverage from Silk, you can blend up your own Starbucks Inspired blended coffee - with entirely organic and Non-GMO project verified cashewmilk and for only half the calories!

Cashewmilk is the latest offering from Silk and comes alongside some of my other favorite dairy alternative products such as their almond milk and holiday nog. While I usually prefer the sweetened, vanilla flavor of most alternative milks (like almond milk), for Silk's Cashewmilk, I preferred the unsweetened version both for things like poured over cold cereal and in blended recipes like this blended coffee drink!


Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients as well as measuring accuracy. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count. Compare this recipe's ingredients to a Grande (16 ounce) Starbucks Frappuccino® which contains 240 calories,  3g of fat and 50g carbohydrates (source)


  1. Add the ice, coffee, pudding mix and Cashewmilk to a blender jar.
  2. Blend using the smoothie program OR pulse the blender to crush the ice and then blend on high until well combined.
  3. Serve in a tall glass with a paper straw. Top with whipped cream if desired.
As you can see the process is super easy and only takes a few minutes. I often have a hot cup of coffee in the morning and then use the cooled leftovers to make one of these in the afternoon.

You can also make difference versions of this recipe by trying the chocolate pudding mix instead of the vanilla one. Another favorite swap I make is Silk's Holiday Nog in place of the Cashewmilk for a festive treat reminiscent of an iced egg nog latte.

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