Maple Leaf Frappe

Hi Everyone,

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!

Maple Leaf Frappe

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?
Maple Leaf Frappe
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!!!
Maple Leaf Frappe

Maple Leaf Frappe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 5 cups
  • Serving size: 2 - 2½ cups
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A creamy, buttery, thick, but fluffy frozen coffee drink with the flavor of sweet maple syrup.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Notes
Calories per 2½ cups: 35, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 1.3, Sodium: 33, Potassium: 9, Carbs: 5.5, Fiber: 0, Sugar: 5.2, 5

Maple Leaf Frappe
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!!

Toodles,

Jennifer

The xanthan gum tends to grow and it pushed my whip cream right out!

Maple Leaf Frappe

Comments

  1. What a GREAT idea Jennifer! I had a Maple latte when I was in VT and they are soooo good, gotta try this!

  2. I have guests coming this week and simply can’t wait to make this seasonal frappe for them! Thank you Jennifer for another amazing coffee drink recipe!

  3. Forget drinks from coffee shops, I want this! It looks so creamy. And since I’m still in the mood of summer, this will be perfect!

  4. Printed to try. Looks fantastic!

  5. I’ve never had a Peete’s coffee?
    I’m a Starbucks junkie!
    Does this taste like those yummy maple leaf cookies?
    LOL Love those

  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    Ummmm …. I’ve never heard of this drink before, but I really feel l like I need to try is VERY soon – Especially since it’s so low cal but I won’t feel cheated! 🙂 LOVE this!!

  7. What does the xanthan gum do? What will happen if I don’t add that?

    • Hi Brenna,

      Xanthan Gum is a thickener and helps to prevent the frappe from separating. I make drinks without it all the time. It has no effect on flavor. From what I understand, not sure about this, but Starbucks also uses in there Frappucinos. You don’t need it in this drink!

  8. That looks so good – and low cal, too – a winning combo!

  9. I love all things coffee (and peanut butter, but that’s another story…) and this sounds wonderful! Where do you buy xanthan gum?

    • Xanthan Gum is a thickner and is really needed for the drink, but if you want to get it, it’s made by Bob’s Red Mill. I bought mine at the health food section of the grocery store. It’s kind of pricey ($11 – $13.00 a bag), but a bag will last way over a year. I store mine in the fridge.

      Oh and I love all things coffee too!! But I am sure you know that and Peanut butter is without saying! 🙂

  10. YUM…this looks like an absolute perfect treat for fall (and great picture, too!). This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #21…it’s live now! Hope to see you there!

  11. Kelly Coogle says:

    I uses almond milk! It’s delicious, but a little icy and not as fluffy as the pictures. Any ideas why? Thanks!

  12. Wow this sounds sooooo good Jennifer!!! I’m going to have to try it!

  13. I LOVE maple! I’m not a coffee drinker, but I may have to try this in some other manner. Pinned!

  14. Hello Jennifer~
    I love coffee drinks. I don’t drink them often because of all of the calories, but this looks like the best of both worlds! I love maple and will be trying this soon. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking this up to last week’s Weekend Potluck. Have a great rest of the week!

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