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Starbucks Frappuccino Mocha Light Recipe (sort of)

Friday, June 14, 2013


Actual Picture of My First Mocha Light 03.25.13

I honestly never had Starbucks in my life until March of this year. I was told to try the Mocha Light frappuccino. Well, the only thing I could really say is, WHY HAVEN'T I TRIED THIS BEFORE?!? It was excellent!

To save some money and some trips to the local Starbucks, I set out on finding a healthy, homemade recipe that I could use to make my own Mocha Lights. I found one that was ok but I did some tweaking to the recipe. I ended up with something that is pretty good that I would encourage any frozen coffee drinker to try.

I'm not saying they are better than or even quite as good, but thy do the trick. Well, for me at least. Better than spending $5 a pop too! Actually, depending on the price you find the things for, the total cost of these is less than $.60 per 10 oz! Also, 105 calories, .5g fat, 18 carbs, 6 g protein.


The Ingredients

I make about 32 oz of coffee. If you like coffee flavor, you can add a little more coffee. If you don't, add a little less and just add some water. Put it in the blender. Add 12 oz of Lite Vanilla Greek Yogurt, 8 oz of Coconut Almond Milk, and 8 tbsp of Chocolate Syrup. With all things, you can play with the amount of each that you like to taste. I then blend them up. Pour about 10-12 oz into 6 mason jars, throw them in the freezer. It makes 6 mason jars worth so I have one for 6 days of the week! Just set it out a little ahead of time so it thaws and you can break it up into a slushy consistency. Like I said, it isn't exactly, but it is really good. Also, the last time I made them I added some cinnamon...WOW! I would highly recommend that! You could also add whipped cream but of course that will add calories.


The Milligan Mocha Lights in Mason Jars

Had already shared this with a couple of people so I thought I would share with everyone. If any of you make it and/or have an idea for an improvement, let me know! I'd love to hear about it!

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BOOKWORM27S 6/16/2013 7:58AM

    What a great idea!

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GEORGE815 6/15/2013 6:01PM

    Go Mocha lights!

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LSDALOIA 6/15/2013 10:02AM

    What a great idea! You remind me of one of my favorite shows, too, The Chew. They always break things down into cost/serving. I love that you're saving money -- and tons of calories, too. Not to mention all the sugar that I'm sure is in the original Starbucks version. I'm going to try this really soon.

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KALISWALKER 6/15/2013 1:09AM

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I like the idea of make up 6 at a time. I will try it when I get home.

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KLMEIRING 6/15/2013 12:45AM

    Wow! What a great idea! I am still in the stage of having never had one, but if I ever decide to venture out in that direction I will definitely try your recipe. It sounds really good.

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/14/2013 4:01PM

    emoticon Very enterprising!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/14/2013 2:46PM

    Sounds delicious emoticon for the recipe

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BARBIEE52 6/14/2013 2:37PM

    Brad,
This is a great way to make it. You are right about Starbucks prices. The only time I go there is when my sis comes to visit from CA. That is one of our "must do" things to do when she is here. I am definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing with us. (I will let you know how it turns out when I make it. emoticon emoticon

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CELIAMINER 6/14/2013 2:26PM

    Sounds incredible! This may seem weird, but I don't like cold liquid coffee in any form, BUT turn that cold coffee into ice cream or a frozen blended concoction, and I can't get enough! I really like the Caribou Northern Lites drinks, but your recipe sounds terrific!

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JACKIE542 6/14/2013 1:52PM

    Great idea. emoticon

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SKAHONEY4U 6/14/2013 1:06PM

    I'm not really a fan of alternative milks. Are you lactose intolerant, or is there a different reason for using that instead of nonfat milk (some people are just dairy haters). I might try this with that substitution. I'm not a big coffee drinker, but my boyfriend is an addict. I bet you could exchange the chocolate for caramel to replicate the caramel light frappe (my fav) without much calorie difference. I am a starbucks addict (though 90% of the time i get teas). I wish there was a comparable chai to their chai. I know they sell a chai concentrate, but it isn't the same as what they make in store, and it just isn't very good! I'm also a chai snob. /tangent off.

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CAROL_31649731 6/14/2013 12:37PM

    Great idea! My daughter loves almond milk & coffee, so this mocha light recipe will be a delight for her. I'll let you know what she does with it, as she is the creative type. Thanks for sharing!! emoticon Carol

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SPARKLINGHOPE 6/14/2013 12:28PM

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ROCKNP90X 6/14/2013 12:11PM

    That is usually my breakfast! I blend up coffee, 1 scoop peppermint mocha protein powder, coconut coffee creamer by So Delicious, and ice. Very delicious!! Thanks for the recipe to change it up!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 6/14/2013 12:10PM

    Looks delish!! emoticon

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SIMONEKP 6/14/2013 11:57AM

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REGILIEH 6/14/2013 11:41AM

    Fantastic! Mine are in the freezer now! I love cinnamon so I added it. emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 6/14/2013 11:35AM

    Yum!

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KCLARK89 6/14/2013 10:58AM

    Yum!! If I am rushed in the morning and don't get my entire brewed coffee drank, then I throw it in the fridge and save it for an iced coffee creation the next day. SO much healthier than Starbucks!

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MARILYNROBERT 6/14/2013 10:57AM

    I've never had a Starbucks in my life, either. Course, I don't like coffee but I know they have a lot of things I would like so it's probably best that I stay away. emoticon
Marilyn

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KATHY_NATURELVR 6/14/2013 10:53AM

    How awesome you're making your own recipes like that. Have you check out Hungry Girl? I know it's a "girl" but she has some fabulous recipe swaps.
http://www.hungrygirl.com
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