Monday, September 26, 2011

Coffee Dream

There are so many intriguing flavors of specialty coffee drinks.  Pumpkin, coconut, caramel - all are very popular.  I can't help but come back again and again to a simple mocha version, basic but delicious.

Whip this up when you want a quick pick-me-up.  Not only will you be refreshed each time, you may even discontinue your expensive coffee drink habit.

Coffee Dream

1/2 cup strong hot coffee, divided
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 packets Stevia OR 2 tablespoons agave or honey
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or nonfat dairy milk
1 tablespoon nonfat creamer (I used So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ice cubes
Whipped topping, optional

In tall glass, whisk together 1/4 cup coffee, cocoa powder, and sweetener until powder is dissolved.  Pour into blender and rinse out glass.  Add remaining coffee, milk, creamer, vanilla, and ice.  Blend until smooth, 20 to 30 seconds in my high-powered blender.

Pour into glass and top with whipped topping, if desired.  Makes 1 serving, 1 point plus and 50 calories.  Increase values if using agave or honey to sweeten.

Note: You can make this a plain coffee flavored drink by omitting the cocoa powder.

The Artsy Girl Connection

It's Fall Crawl Day 8!!  Head on over to Chez Mukweto to see my friend Jacqueline and her fun fall craft.

Fall Crawl Schedule
Sept 19th - Marilyn -
Sept 20th - Kellie -
Sept 21st - Letty -
Sept 22nd - Lorie -
Sept 23rd - Abby -  

Abby's will also include our 1st blog hop Linky Party
Sept 24th Tracy -
Sept 25th - Kimba -
Sept 26th - Jacqueline -
Sept 27th - Jillian -

Sept 28th - Kim&Lars
Sept 29th - DEIA

Sept 30th - Meli -
October 1st - Renee -
Renee's will be our Second blog hop /Linky Party
October 2nd - Giveaway & thanks to all that joined us in on the crawl!


  1. YUM.There's coffee in it. I'll drink it. Now it's finally cooler again, so the baristas will not look at me weird like when I ordered hot coffee in a 100 degree weather. That's how much I can't live without coffee.

  2. Ooooo, this is why you are my new favorite blog!!! This sounds delicious! I can't wait to make this for my husband!!! Thanks a million!

  3. ooo, YUM Tracy.. THIS IS A MUST TRY.. I'm salivating :)) heehee.. Thanks for sharing..

  4. YUM! I am so making this with So Delicious Coconut Milk and French Vanilla Coconut Creamer! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Oh, this is delicious! What a GREAT cup of coffee!