Skinny Mocha Frappe


Trying to lose weight? This Skinny Mocha Frappe recipe will help you stick to your resolutions!

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So 2014 is here, and lots of us are probably trying to eat healthy, lose weight, yada yada yada. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m in the middle of week 4 of my new diet. It’s been great so far, and I am definitely adjusting to the whole “eat healthier” thing, but everyone needs a treat now and then, right?

Well, my diet might be structured, but I had to come up with a way to treat myself within my diet plan. So I came up with this drink. You know the one you spend $5.95 on at a cafe or restaurant? Yep, same thing. Except it costs pennies in ingredients, and takes about a minute and a half to make. Awesome, right?

I think so. Happy 2014! Happy dieting!

Skinny Mocha Frappe on OvertimeCook

Skinny Mocha Frappe

By Miriam Pascal, OvertimeCook


2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

2 teaspoons coffee powder

1/4 cup boiling water

1/4 cup (6 splenda packets) sugar or sweetener of your choice

1 1/2 cups ice cubes

1/2 cup skim milk, milk, or soy milk (I used chocolate flavored Soy Slender)


Combine cocoa, coffee, water and sweetener in a small bowl or cup. Stir to combine, breaking up as many lumps as possible.

Place ice cubes, coffee mixture and milk in blender. Blend until combined.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Hope you all had a great year, and are ready for an even better 2014! Thanks as always for stopping by! If you’re dieting, or looking to start a diet, make sure to check out my giveaway – two people will win a free month on Start Fresh! -Miriam


  1. Ahuva says

    Looks delicious Miriam, and great job on the weight loss! In the past 4 years I have lost 20 lbs, and my husband has lost 100. I know what kind of determination and patience it takes to see the results you want. But by embracing a new way of eating, one that includes foods that are nutrient dense and enjoyable, your weight will definitely come off. PS. If you ever come down to Baltimore for a food demo or whatever, let me know!

  2. Rivky says

    Hey. Loved the drink but disliked the huge amount of sugar in it. Is there another substitute Besides Splenda to make the drink sweet?

    • overtimecook says

      Sure. Stevia, xylitol, whatever you like. You can cut down on the quantity if you don’t like it so sweet.

  3. Penina w says

    U once mentioned about making carrot chips with a mandolin, what mandolin do you reccomended which is good ? I’m on a very strict diet and I make zucchini chips , beet chips , apple chips from scratch , I’ve been thinking that a mandolin may be easier to use . Any suggestions from your experiences ?

  4. says

    Looks delicious! I am a Starbucks junkie but it get’s pricey so I got myself a Starbucks mug and make my own iced coffee and it feels like the real thing. (minus the big bucks!)

  5. nechama says

    Miriam, this is amazing. because of this I was able to work all friday in my kitchen while my heart was elsewhere worrying about my country. thank you for this little bit of enjoyment.

  6. says

    Tried this today for the second time as an erev shabbat “lunch” :) . I used 1 tsp coffee, 1.5 Tbsp cocoa, and 3.5 Tbsp sugar (and milk cubes instead of ice — your idea). I love love the consistency and the way my drink looks just like yours, but it was a little sweet for me so I think I’ll cut out another half-tablespoon or so of the sugar next time. Thanks for a fun way to use my milk cubes!


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