Need a mid-week pick me up? If you do, I have the sweetest low-calorie coffee drink for you. But first I have to tell you this was a tough recipe to make! All the testing and tasting, boy do I have a tough job! It stinks to be me. ha ha
I have to say, dam you Hilton hotel in Paris for having Nutella out next to all your gourmet pastries. If it wasn’t for that darn hotel I would never of tried Nutella and now I am hooked, line and sinker!!
This weeks coffee drink is NOT made with Nutella, but it tastes like it! I made it twice, first the tester and second was to make sure it was right! The first version was made with chilled coffee and ice cubes. Plus I used a Tully’s French Roast K-Cup Coffee. It tasted wonderful!! The coffee really makes it, so make sure you use the coffee you like. To test it, I had my jar of Natella next to me so I can compare tastes. Now this isn’t identical to Nutella because it has a slight coffee taste to it, but other than that, the taste is spot on. Here’s the picture from batch number 1 made with ice cubes.
The second batch I made I used Nescafe Decafe coffee that I took from the Hilton. They were in my room, so I thought I would take a few home since I didn’t have any decaf instant coffee. I will admit I like Tully’s French Roast coffee better than the Nescafe. When I made this batch I used frozen coffee rather then ice cubed. I like the consistency better because it’s more like a Frappuccino. The flavor is still spot on. I think to make this drink even better, would be mixing the whip cream in to give it a richer, creamier flavor. I did that after I took my pictures. Oh it’s so good!!!
I made this coffee using imitation hazelnut extract that I picked up from my local grocery store. To give it a chocolate taste I used 1 tablespoon, plus 1/2 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and for the creaminess I used non-fat milk and coconut milk. To top it off I added Redi Whip fat Free Whip Cream and a drizzle of Nutella for a pretty look. In the calorie count I did include the whip cream because I think it’s just perfect in this drink!
If you’re a fan of hazelnuts then this is the coffee for you. Honestly I never likes hazelnut flavored coffee or syrups, yet I love Nutella. It must be the chocolate in it? I wanted to create this drink to be healthy and low-calorie and I think I succeeded. It makes a little over 2 cups and comes in at 68 calories. Not to shabby for a chocolate Frappe that tastes like Nutella.
- 1½ cups of coffee
- ¼ cup skim milk
- ½ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
- 3 tsp. hazelnut extract
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp.unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 packet stevia or 1 tbsp. sugar (to taste)
- 1 pinch Xantham Gum (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. Whip Cream, fat free
- Place coffee in a shallow container, cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight or chill the coffee in the refrigerator and use 5 ice cubes instead of freezing.
- Let the frozen coffee thaw a little, if your blender doesn't chop ice well.
- In a blender add coffee (ice cubes if using), milk, coconut milk, hazelnut extract, stevia and cocoa powder. Blend until combined.
- Top with 2 Tbsp. whip cream and a drizzle of Nutella if you desire
I was so excited to share this with you on Monday, but the frozen yogurt really made my day! I have had one every night since Sunday! It is so awesome to have a guilt-free dessert every night!!!
I hope you like today’s coffee drink. What kind of flavor would you like me to come up with next? I am having so much fun creating these for you!
Have a great day!!