Monday, January 28, 2013

SRC: Light Mocha Cookie Coffee Frappe

Light Mocha Cookie Coffee Frappe

We are back to Secret Recipe Club!!  We took a month off for the holidays, so it seems like it has been ages since the last reveal.   As a reminder, Secret Recipe Club

This month, I was assigned Sarah's blog, Fantastical Sharing of Recipes.  Sarah is actually the host of Group D.  She puts so much work into organizing our group and ensuring that everyone has a match and posts on the assigned day.  Plus she has an awesome blog, full of delicious recipes.

As is usually the case with SRC, I had a hard time choosing something to make.  At first, I was thinking that I would make an appetizer so that I could share it with you as an idea for Super Bowl Sunday.  But, I didn't really want to have an appetizer all to myself and I've been trying to keep things healthy around here.  So I kept looking and I came across this copycat version of the Starbucks Mocha Cookie Frappacino.  The recipe is for a single serving and this happens to be my favorite version of the Frappacino!  But, I decided I wanted to make a lighter version of it.

My first 2 attempts at this were gigantic failures. You see, I really thought Greek yogurt would be the way to go in lightening this up (and adding some extra protein).  Well, it gave the frappe a really weird sour taste.  It was drinkable, but also kind of strange.  On the third attempt, I switched to regular yogurt and it seemed to work a little bit better.  This frappe, though somewhat lighter than the original, is still pretty indulgent and quite delicious.  If you want a more authentic version, click on the link below and make Sarah's version!

Light Mocha Cookie Coffee Frappe Recipe

Light Mocha Cookie Coffee Frappe

Adapted from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

1/2 cup strong coffee (like double the strength you would normally drink)*
4 tablespoons fat-free vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup skim chocolate milk
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon light chocolate syrup
1-1/2 tablespoon chocolate chips, chopped
4 mini-Oreos, crushed
10-12 coffee ice cubes*
Chocolate whipped cream
2 mini-Oreos, crushed for garnish

Mix together coffee, chocolate milk, sugar, and chocolate syrup. Refrigerate until cold.

Place cold coffee mixture, vanilla yogurt, chocolate chips, mini-Oreos, and coffee ice cubes in a blender.

Blend until smooth.

Top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and Oreo crumbs!

*You can use regular ice cubes, just use 1 cup of strong coffee instead. Sarah mentioned that she preferred the version she made with coffee ice cubes, so I went that route!


  1. Coffee FTW! This reminds me of a drink Gloria Jean used to sell, back when we still had them in VA :-) Great SRC pick

  2. This sounds incredible. Mocha coffee cookie frappe...some of my favorite things. The fact that it's light just makes it that much more enticing...and that means I can indulge as often as I like! Happy SRC reveal day!

  3. I'd love one of these as an afternoon pick me up!

  4. oh my gosh, yum!! This is a perfect option for people like me who pour out their life savings at Starbucks

  5. Glad you liked it - and I love your adaptation! I will have to be sure to mention that when I put a link to yours in my original post :)

    Happy Reveal Day!

  6. I could go for one of these right now. Looks delicious!

  7. Love how you lightened this up! Great SRC pick!

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  14. This is the worst drink me and my wife have ever tasted in our entire life.
    I NEVER comment on recipes, ever. The thousands of things ive cooked, not once because some recipes may be subjective...
    This though is AWFUL, the worst thing I have ever drank, I almost puked when I swallowed it. The bitternesss is off the charts. There is no way to salvage this sickening recipe. This is like drinking straight up black coffee. Yogurt and coffee.. Bad Idea.


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