Many gourmet coffee drinks have a high fat content because they're made with whole milk, or even half-and-half or cream. We can help you out here with our low-fat, iced Caramelized Espresso Frappe.
1/2 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon instant espresso or 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water, divided
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup hot cocoa mix
1 cup crushed ice
How to Make It
Combine boiling water and espresso; stir until coffee dissolves. Pour into an ice cube tray; freeze 4 hours or until firm.
Combine sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat; cook until sugar dissolves. Continue cooking an additional 5 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat; carefully stir in 2 tablespoons water with a whisk (mixture will bubble vigorously). Let cool.
Combine caramelized sugar, milk, and cocoa mix in a blender; process until well-blended. With blender on, add coffee ice cubes, 1 at a time; process until smooth. Add crushed ice; process until smooth. Serve immediately.
This was fantastic. Perfect substitute for a trip to the coffee shop on a hot day. I added a dollop of fat-free whipped topping to give it a coffee-shop feel. I might try replacing the caramelized sugar with a tablespoon of caramel sauce to speed up the process next time.
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