Friday, June 24, 2011

Java Chip Frappe

Have you tried the Starbucks VIA line of instant coffees? The Witch has, and LOVES them! They are make the perfect afternoon mug of coffee and are fabulous for baking. Anytime a recipe calls for instant espresso powder I throw in a packet of VIA, usually Italian roast, in its place. VIA is a lot easier to find and the price is a lot better than espresso powder.

One of my favorite treats from Starbucks is a Java Chip Frappucchino: coffee blended with milk, chocolate chips, mocha flavoring, topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle, its fabulous! It also will run you about $4.50 for a grande, and that grande (16 oz) beverage will cost you 440 calories. But its worth it, or so I thought until I made my own.

Tribute was Starbucks 30th anniversary special blend. It was available for a limited time only and was delicious!

This frosty beverage was super simple, used ingredients I have on hand all the time and took about 2 minutes to prepare. And best of all, its around 200 calories! Into the carafe of my blender I added a packet of VIA instant coffee, milk, a touch of half and half, sugar, chocolate and ice. Now granted, my version didn't have a whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle, but, it was an amazing frappe and I saved myself $4.50 and 240 calories! Now that's witchcraft! Who needs Starbucks when you've got a Witch around?

Java Chip Frappe
makes 1 serving
1 c ice cubes
1/2 c 2% milk
Packet VIA instant coffee
1.5t cocoa powder
1.5t sugar
2T chocolate chips
2T half and half

Combine all ingredients in the carafe of a blender. Pulse to break up ice then blend until smooth and frothy, about 1 minute. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople recipe calculator
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201.9
Total Fat 11.1 g
Saturated Fat 6.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 20.9 mg
Sodium 62.3 mg
Potassium 39.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24.8 g
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
Sugars 20.0 g
Protein 6.4 g


claudia lamascolo said...

I love this! Never have enough Frappe recipe looks great!

Jay said...

yummmy n very inviting..:P
Tasty Appetite

Jenn said...

I love the java chip frappe too.. go figure :) This sounds perfect for the summer.... ok, I'd drink it anytime, but still, much more suited for the summer!! Would definitely be refreshing in our 112 degree weather!

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, I think I could do this!! And it would save me a two-hour drive to Starbucks. :-)

Julia said...

Not gonna lie, I hate the via instant coffee, but I think I just hate instant coffee in general. ALTHOUGH, blended with chocolate and half and half, you might be able to convince me to try it ;) I think Im going to make this for breakfast even (with regular coffee :) since I don't have any instant at home.

Velva said...

This rocks. It's a great way to enjoy a Starbucks style of a frappuccino at half the cost.

The idea of the via packets is good. I will remember that for the future.


The Slow Roasted Italian said...

This looks sooooo good!!!

anthony stemke said...

I personally don't care for iced coffee and instant powdered coffee either. Not a fan of Starbucks, yeah their coffee is quality but I don't like the price. ANY dark roast Colombian coffe is excellent, just find one with the right price.

Aimee said...

Oh that looks good. I'll take a grande please :)
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Care's Kitchen said...

Um...I have tried them and also LOVE them! My friend...has a friend who was on the team at Starbucks responsible for bringing them to market! This looks AMAZING! I want one now!

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