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Skinny Peppermint Mocha Slushie

Skinny Peppermint Mocha Slushie

It’s National Coffee Day … I intended to make it to the coffee shop this morning to buy myself a fancy coffee, but then I got busy with other things … When I finally got home this afternoon, I still had a craving for coffee. I opened the fridge and there sat a pot of cold coffee that my son had made. It’s very warm (almost summer-ish!) for late September, so I decided a peppermint mocha slushie would be a fitting way to celebrate the occasion.

If I had thought ahead, I would have frozen some coffee ice cubes. Oh well, it was still delicious.

Skinny Peppermint Mocha Slushie

  • 1/2 cup coffee, brewed double strength, then chilled
  • 1 cup 2% lowfat milk (or fat free half and half would be even creamier … I am sure almond or coconut or soy milk would work fine for this too)
  • 3 teaspoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Stevia in the raw
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • several fresh mint leaves (if you have them)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups crushed ice (or frozen coffee)

Pour everything into a blender and blend till it’s a nice smooth, slushie texture. Add more ice if needed to get it to the desired thickness.

Skinny Peppermint Mocha Slushie

This recipe was shared at Fit & Fabulous FridayShare it Saturday, Scrumptious SundayWeekend Potluck, All my Bloggy Friends and Everyday Mom’s Meals.

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5 responses

  1. What a perfect way to celebrate National Coffee Day! My hubby made me a mocha at 10pm, perfect way to end my day LOL:-) Love the addition of peppermint, sounds delicious! Hugs, Terra

    September 30, 2012 at 12:07 am

  2. Wow! I saw this on your facebook page and had to come over and see! Great recipe…I love chocolate and peppermint together!

    September 30, 2012 at 2:12 am

    • Ann

      Thank you so much Jerri! I love chocolate and peppermint too :)

      September 30, 2012 at 8:25 am

  3. Oh peppermint….you had me at that! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon.

    September 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  4. You can’t go wrong with chocolate and peppermint…delicious! Thank you for sharing, Ann!

    October 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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