I’ve told you before about my conversion to coffee drinking… and for the past few months, I haven’t had any coffee. (I'll tell you why tomorrow in my big secret reveal post)
Then, on our trip down to see the family for the Memorial Day weekend, I was dragging after packing and loading up to go. I needed a pick-me-up, so I indulged in one of my most favorite coffee drinks in the world: Starbucks’ Caramel Frappucino. You can now order it fat-free and sugar-free, so it fit into my dietary requirements. Now, given, it was completely void of any nutritional value, I know that. But it was the tastiest empty calories I’ve had in months!
Since we’ve come home, I have continued to crave that tasty caramel confection. I am not going to indulge regularly in $5 coffee drinks which are just junk food for my body and brain, but I haven’t been able to get that drink out of my mind… I swear they put addictive substances into those coffee drinks… why else would you crave it days after having one?
Anyway, I happened to have some yummy Joffrey’s Coffee that is pretty good – “Jamaican Me Crazy” it’s called.
I made some this morning to try to assuage my coffee fix. It was soooo good.
Then, this afternoon, I was still craving some coffee. I decided, why not try making my own homemade Caramel Frap?
So, I took my leftover coffee (about a cup’s worth), splashed in a little International Delight Skinny Caramel Machiatto (which is sugar-free and fat-free), added a few ice cubes and whizzed it all up in my trusty little blenderooni I have for making my protein shakes (I briefly considered adding some protein powder, but figured I could do that another time)
All I can say is YUMMMMMM
I am sipping it as I write this post.
I will be indulging in a few more of these this summer. And without the $5 each price tag of my other favorite drink!