Skinny Vanilla Mocha Frappe

I received a Magic Bullet this past Christmas. My original intention with it was breakfast smoothies, very simple. I never realized the wonders that the Magic Bullet would bring into my life! It comes with a little book of recipes – salsa, hummus, baby food, scrambled eggs, soups galore, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese … this list could go on and on. This past Sunday I wasn’t ready to move into the food category, but I thought it was the perfect day to test the waters with a recipe I found (where else?) on Pinterest. It’s basically a homemade version of my beloved Starbucks® Mocha Frappuccino® Light. Brilliant! It was a great afternoon treat: delicious, refreshing and relatively easy to make. I think it will be my go to treat this summer, making the coffee pre-beach and enjoying the frappe post-beach. Enjoy!!

Skinny Vanilla Mocha Frappe


Original recipe: Peanut Butter & Peppers


  • 1 heaping teaspoon instant coffee – I used regular coffee, see Notes below
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 packet stevia or 1 tbsp. sugar (to taste)


  1. In a cup mix coffee and water and stir until combined. Place in a shallow container, cover and freeze for approximately 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Once coffee is frozen, place in a blender with the milk, vanilla, stevia and cocoa powder. Blend until combined.


  • You do not need to use instant coffee, you can brew a strong cup of your favorite coffee and freeze it, just make sure it’s 1 1/2 cups.
  • If coffee is to frozen for your blender to handle let it sit on the counter for a few minutes to thaw out.

Calories: 43.3, Fat: 0, Sodium: 65, Carbs: 7, Sugar: 6, Protein: 4.2

What’s your favorite afternoon snack? 


6 thoughts on “Skinny Vanilla Mocha Frappe

  1. Do you have to have a Magic Bullet to make this or can you also just use a regular blender? Just curious. I would make this all summer if we can use a regular blender. 😀


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