Posted on Mon, Apr 29, 2013

describe the imageI have no particular rhyme or reason for making todays recipe.  All I knew is I wanted something iced and loaded with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

Up this week…Triple Chocolate Iced Coffee.

I realized once I completed my concoction, I had something similar to a Mcdonalds Frappe. I have personally never had a Frappe from Mcdonalds and with good reason- a medium (16oz) has 630 calories and costs $2.79!!  Not to mention we really have no idea what it is actually made out of, I am quite sure it was created in a science lab rather than a kitchen.  No thank you, I will make it myself.

First, gather your ingredients, you will need:

(makes 3 large servings)


  • Start by brewing the extra bold Kcup coffee on the lowest water setting of your Keurig (I brewed mine right into the measuring cup of milk- why dirty another dish?). Pour all of the ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend on the smoothie setting until the ice reaches your desired consistency.  I like mine very small so that they are barely noticeable in the drink.
  • Pour into 3 tall, ice filled glasses.  Top with whipped cream and cinnamon if desired, sip and enjoy!

But, is my Keurig Kcup Triple Chocolate Iced coffee any better than a Mcdonalds Frappe?  I was pretty sure the answer would be yes but, decided to do some calculations to prove it.  Be forewarned me + math does not add up so if I have made any errors please feel free to correct me.

First I analyzed the cost:

TOTAL= 1.74 / 3 = .58 per serving!!

Wow, my recipe will save you $2.21 per serving!!  I know it is always more cost-effective to make your own anything at home but, I had no idea that it would be such a big difference.  However, none of that means anything if the calories prohibit us from enjoying it…


Keurig Kcup coffee = zero

  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup = 100
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder = 20
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate chips = 160
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla = 12
  • 1/4 C skim milk = 23

TOTAL= 337 / 3 = 113 calories per serving!

A whopping 517 calories less that a Mcdonalds Frappe!!

When you consider the average sweet treat is well above 113 calories, this is a dessert beverage that will give you tons of bang for your calorie buck!  I found it to be quite filling and definitely satisfies those chocolate cravings : )

Save time, money and calories while enjoying a heavenly chocolate treat, what more could a girl ask for?!

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