Fact: I love love love McDonald’s mocha frappes.
Fact: I don’t love the 560 calories that comes along with one 16 oz container of yumminess
Fact: I don’t handle caffeine well and you can’t get mocha frappes at McDonald’s that don’t have caffeine.
What’s a girl to do?
Well, make a homemade, healthier, and cheaper version of course!
First I searched online for a recipe for McDonald’s mocha frappes. I found this post where a blogger made her own version of one. I used her recipe/directions and tweaked it a bit.
Here’s what I did:
I brewed a pot of coffee (just regular strength, but decaf) and then poured it into an ice cube tray and froze it. Then for each mocha I put 6 frozen coffee cubes, 1/2 cup skim milk, and a generous squirt of Hershey’s sugar free chocolate syrup (actually I used the Walmart brand) into my blender. I never have measured the syrup but it’s a few tablespoons, I’m sure. Blend it all up and voila…
My own mocha frappe. Much cheaper, much healthier (less than 100 calories!), and jitter-free. Try it!