Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker, in fact, the older I get, the less inclined I am to drink it, but there’s just something about iced coffee that I can’t seem to get enough of. My husband, who loves coffee and drinks it daily, has used International Delights creamer for years and on a recent trip to the grocery store he discovered International Delights Light Iced Coffee—and that’s where I come in. As I mentioned above, I love me some iced coffee, but since I’ve been trying to watch what I eat and drink, I sometimes have to pass up my favorite iced coffee, for water (and I don’t love water nearly as much), but since we discovered International Delights Light Iced Coffee, I’m a very happy girl!

I have to be honest with you, watching what I eat and drink can be very annoying, not to mention boring on the palate, but I love when I can take an ingredient, in this case iced coffee, and turn it into something that tastes great, without feeling guilty after eating or drinking it and that’s exactly what I did with International Delights Light Iced Coffee. Since one of my favorite ways to indulge is by having a milkshake, I thought I’d try my hand at creating a great tasting, simple, less guilt ridden version of one of my favorites, a chocolate mocha milkshake. While there are many, many recipes for this milkshake that I love, my favorite is the BBC Blog, Good Food version of the Mocha Milkshake. Though I do love the recipe, I wanted to make it easier than the original, which requires you to boil milk and then infuse it with chocolate and mocha, but also easier on my waist line—the outcome was a yummy play on the Good Food original, using International Delights Light Iced Coffee of course. 

International Delights Light Iced Coffee Mocha Milkshake

1.5 to 2 cups International Delights Light Iced Coffee (Mocha Flavor)
4 scoops of light or fat-free vanilla ice cream
2 tsp. fat free chocolate syrup (plus additional for garnish—if desired)
Fat-free or low fat whipped cream (optional)

Put 1.5 cups International Delights Light Iced Coffee, 4 scoops of light vanilla ice cream and 2 tsps. chocolate syrup in blender and pulse until smooth (more ice cream or iced coffee may be added to reach the consistency that’s right for you). Pour milkshake into ice cold glass, garnish with chocolate syrup and whipped cream as desired. ENJOY!

In just a few minutes, with only 4 ingredients, you can have a delicious, more health conscious version of an old favorite…in my book, that rocks! So next time you’re in the mood for iced coffee, make sure to check out International Delights Light Iced Coffee and save your waistline and your pocketbook big!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

1 comment :

  1. I don't drink coffee but my hubs loves it. He likes iced coffee in the summer but it can be expensive when purchased. He has never made it at home. This is just great. He can have it at home and save money.


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