Is it just me or does it seems Pete’s Coffee is really advertising their Maple Frappucino? I happened to go to Pete’s because I was intrigued and I wanted to try the frappe or latte, but to my surprise, well not really a surprise, but the calories are insanely high and I mean over 300 calories! Insane! I couldn’t do it!! I didn’t want to drink my calories, so I skipped it. But the thought of a maple frappe stuck in my head! So what does one do to cut calories, save money and make a kaboodle amounts of a drink? Make it yourself!
Making it myself was a great idea!! Boy oh boy is this good! It’s sweet, buttery and the flavor of maple syrup. I always knew I liked maple syrup but to make a drink with the flavoring of maple, yes please!! This drink is very light, fluffy due to the fact that I used xanthan gum to thicken it up. This coffee drink is more like a milkshake than a frappe, but oh so good!! To give it just a little more pop, I added a dollop of fat free whip cream and a drizzle of maple syrup over the top. I don’t think I could have to much maple syrup? Ohh, maybe next time I’ll pour some in the glass first?? The I ‘ll really get a nice maple flavor. Oh that might be maple flavoring overkill?
This recipe makes over 5 cups of pure maple sweetness! It’s enough to share with 2, 3 or 4 people!! And get this, I almost fell over when I did the calorie count! I made the serving size for two, for those who really like their frappes and the calories per serving is 35! Yes you read that correct 35 calories. What the??? The reason is I only used 1 tsp of maple syrup and I used maple extract for additional flavoring. Using extracts is a real calorie savor!!! If you drank all 5 cups it would only be 70 calories. Love you Pete’s, but this has you beat!!!
- 1½ cups of coffee, cold
- ½ cup milk, non-fat
- 1 tsp stevia (to taste)
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- 1¼ tsp. maple extract
- ⅛ tsp butter extract (optional)
- ⅛ tsp xanthan gum (optional)
- 2 cups ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
I have to say it has been a while since I posted a Coffee drink. I have been cutting back a little bit on it, since I was getting a little to out of control. For those who don’t like coffee, I am sure this drink will taste delicious made with just milk or even coconut milk. I am unsure how it would be with almond milk?
Have a super great Monday!!
The xanthan gum tends to grow and it pushed my whip cream right out!