Iced Cappuccino De-light

published by Sharon Schmidt Tyler on Mar 1, 2012

Just because you are eating healthier, does not mean that you are cut off from your iced cappuccino with whipped cream, it just needs a couple small tweaks and you can add it back to your list of treats.

I love coffee, any kind of coffee. Just because you are eating healthier, does not mean that you are cut off from your iced cappuccino with whipped cream, it just needs a couple small tweaks and you can add it back to your list of treats. Here is my solution to cappuccino cravings while watching what you eat. This recipe makes four servings, each totalling around 110 calories, which is well within what I have alloted for the occasional coffee based sweet treat.
 
Ingredients for the cappuccino:
1 Cup coffee (or 2 shots of espresso)
1 Cup skim milk
3 Tablespoons of fat-free plain Greek yogurt
5 Tablespoons of chocolate syrup
1 Cup of ice
 
Ingredients for the whipped cream:
½ Cup of heavy cream
1 Teaspoon of confectioners’ sugar

Directions:
1. Brew your coffee or espresso and let it cool.
2. Pour the coffee, milk, yogurt, syrup, and ice in a blender.
3. Blend until the drink reaches your desired consistency.
4. Pour the heavy cream into a large mixing bowl and beat until it forms soft peaks.
5. Add the confectioners sugar to the cream.
6. Continue beating the cream, with sugar, until stiff peaks form. If you desire, you can add vanilla, peppermint, hazelnut, or any other extracts or flavorings you desire. Just keep in mind that while extracts will not alter the calorie count, flavored syrups will. So be cautious with your choices.
7. Pour the equally cappuccino into four glasses and top with whipped cream.
8. If desired, you can garnish with a sprig of mint, cinnamon, or whatever you desire. Like with the flavors in the cream, a spring of mint or plain ground cinnamon might not alter the calorie count, but chocolate syrup, shavings, or other topping certainly will.


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