Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Frappe #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone and Happy Sunday!

Today for the #SundaySupper we had to make a budget friendly meal for when times are tough and groceries can be expensive.   I am bringing one of my favorite recipes to the table!   You already know I am a HUGE coffee drinker and you already know that I heart Starbucks, so today I am excited to bring to you my latest coffee concoction, the Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Frappe.

Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Frappe

This recipe isn’t really a meal but it does save money in the pocket-book.  If your like me and can’t live without Starbucks,  then you will want to thank me, because not only does this taste amazing, it’s low-calorie and yes cheap to make.  I guessed that this drink probably costs about 25 cents to make, compared to the almost $5.00 that they charge at the store.  Plus to boot in all actuality this recipe makes two servings so now it costs about 15 cents to make!  Your welcome!  :)

Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Frappe

Not only do I LOVE to save money, but I also love low calories!  This drink is so guilt-free that you wont want to share and you can drink the whole thing yourself!  You know I love to do calorie comparisons  so I am bringing you that today that way you’ll want to make this at home instead of driving in the car and going to SB.  Let’s check out the stats, shall we.

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino Light (Venti 20 oz):  Calories:  210,  Fat:  1,  Cholesterol:  5,  Sodium:  0,  Carbs:  42,  Fiber:  4,  Sugar:  31,  Protein:  7

PB&P Cinnamon Dolce Frappe (32 oz whole recipe):  Calories:  48,  Fat:  0,  Cholesterol:  2.5,  Sodium:  65,  Potassium:  5.8,  Carbs:  7.9, Fiber:  .06,  Sugar:  7,  Protein:  4

Check out the Calorie difference.   CRAZY!!!  My carbs and sugar are way less too!  Thank you SB, I’ll be making my Skinny Cinnamon Dolce at home!  Oh and mine included whip cream!

Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Frappe

So you want to know what is this low-calorie drink made out of?  Glad you asked!  It’s so simple, it’s almost embarrassing.   It’s skim milk, coffee, and cinnamon!  That’s it!  I topped it with some fat-free whip cream and a pinch of cinnamon and sugar.  The taste is unbelievable  I thought it would have been a little spicy and a little to earthy, but it wasn’t.  It is creamy, smooth and just the right amount of sweetness.  I am impressed with this one!

Cinnamon Dolce Frappe

Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Frappe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4 Cups
  • Serving size: 4 Cups
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A frozen coffee drink blended with milk and cinnamon and topped with whip cream and sugar and cinnamon.
  • For Frappe:
  • 1½ cups coffee, partially thawed
  • ½ cup non-fat milk or coconut milk
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon, ground
  • ¼ tsp. stevia or 2 tbsp sugar (more to taste)
  • Topping:
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. sugar or a pinch of stevia
  • 2 tbsp. fat free whip cream
  1. In a blender add all of the Frappe Ingredients, process until smooth.
  2. Serve with a dollop of whip cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. I used the Trader Joe's Cinnamon and Sugar Grinder.
  3. Note: For coffee, I froze 1½ cups of coffee in ice cube trays or you can freeze 1½ cups of coffee in a freezer safe container and microwave for a few seconds to soften up or leave on the counter. Last option, in a glass add 1½ heaping teaspoons of instant coffee in 1½ cups of water, refrigerate until cold and add ice cubes to the blender when you ready to make.
Calorie for the whole recipe: Calories: 48, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 2.5, Sodium: 65, Potassium: 5.8, Carbs: 7.9, Fiber: .06, Sugar: 7, Protein: 4

Cinnamon Dolce Frappe

I love friendly budget meals and I love that I can save money from not going to my favorite coffee-house!   Though you know I’ll still be making my trip to Starbucks!  After all I need to keep my gold card member status!

Have a wonderful Sunday and be sure to check out everyone else’s friendly budget meals!




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  1. You have delivered a double home run, Jennifer! You may have saved a trip or two to Starbucks =)

  2. I love cinnamon and coffee together!

  3. Yes! I need this in my life! (no more trips to SBux for me!)

  4. I too love to pop into Starbucks and grab a drink. Most mornings I do make coffee at home, but when I want to get out of the house Starbucks is my place. I can’t wait to try this frappe. My only problem is going to be finding some leftover coffee to freeze.

  5. Crazy! This is so simple and made with things that I always have in the house – I could have one every single day. And I’m starting with today. YUM!

  6. Yum…love Starbucks, but those calories do add up fast! I eat enough calories as a food blogger, so any savings is a plus!! Pinned for next time we need a frap fix…

  7. Oh, yeah, making these at home would be a huge $$ saver! Looks fabulous, Jen!!!

  8. What a fabulous idea… low budget and love cal! Love it!

  9. Oh yes, those drinks to cut into the budget…what a great idea to come up with your own version. It sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  10. I actually love the addition of cinnamon to my coffee. This drink looks delish and delightful!

  11. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    OMGoodness… this looks amazing! And what a savings!!!! Thanks for sharing, and love the coconut milk option too 😉

  12. That comparison was frightening! Making this will save calories as well as pennies, my friend!!! Phew! Looks terrific, I’ll be making this soon :-)

  13. Love this! Starbucks is my fav, but I don’t like the costs that come with it (money and calories) . Thanks for sharing. =) It also helps that I love cinnamon.

  14. I love recipes for coffee drinks to make at home! I love Starbucks, like everyone else, but it gets pretty pricey! :)

  15. The cinnamon dolce is one of my favorites. This looks so easy to make at home!

  16. Love how super easy this is to make, Jennifer!

  17. I sent this to my aunt, these are her weakness in the city!

  18. Mmmmmm….I would love one of these for with my breakfast! :)

  19. We are all about doing stuff at home to save some $$. Love that you conrol the ingredients!!

    Mr. & Mrs. P

  20. This looks so yummy…I think I’ll try it with almond milk!

  21. This looks wonderful. And as someone who worked at Starbucks for 8 years and saw how much people spent on their daily addiction, we had some people who came in twice a day, I say this is a much better habit to get into.

  22. I am so guilty of stopping at Starbucks one too many times. Love how I can make my own frappe at home!

  23. I’ll wait with this cinnamon frappe for warmer days :)

  24. Wow! I have just found my cool treat for hot summer afternoons. You have no idea how much I love cinnamon and coffee too. I’m all over this one.

  25. What a great idea sharing a DIY frappe for budget #sundaysupper! I love my Starbucks too and while I won’t see myself giving them entirely, it would make my budget much happier if I replaced some with one I make at home….and yours looks great!

  26. Great recipe!! Love that you skinnied this up and you can make it at home.


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