McCafe might be free on Friday, but free from carb and calorie damage it’s not.
Instead of driving to the golden arches and forking out the green just to see red and feel blue over the carb counts, why not tickle those taste buds pink over quick and painless iced coffee?
At only 3 carbs for the loaded, 16 ounce recipe, the wallet will feel heavier, but the spirit will be light (and pants won’t be tight).
Low-carb Iced frappuccino
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, instant or regular
1 cup ice (more or less to need)
4 Tbsp heavy cream
1 Tbsp or packet of sweetener (Davinci’s syrups will work here, too)
Make coffee and place in the refrigerator to cool for several hours. Pre-dissolve granular sweetener in coffee, or use davinci’s syrup. Blend coffee, cream, and sweetener in blender until smooth. Add ice cubes one at a time until the desired thickness is reached.
*Optional: Add whipped cream to the top and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Makes 1, 16 ounce iced frappucino.
Nutritional information without optional cream and chocolate: Calories: 206, Carbohydrates: 1, Fat: 11 grams
Nutritional information with optional cream and chocolate: Calories: 412, Carbohydrates: 3, Fat: 22 grams