My boy is almost done with basketball season and we are talking baseball season soon. Work is going to get busier and my blogging assignments are piling up. I need coffee now more than ever! I need to keep up with my weight loss momentum and our financial stability so I need some new guilt free coffee drinks that will keep me going!
I'm not a black coffee drinker and actually don't even own a coffee maker so I'm thinking back to International Delight Iced Coffee that I have been addicted to for quite a while. I haven't bought it as much lately because (besides not being able to control myself) the calories and sugar were really adding up and I needed to scale back.
Lucky for me, International Delight has come out with a Light Iced Coffee with 1/3 fewer calories and I'm in the mood to try it. Now that we are past the holidays and past the New Year's resolutions and past Valentine's Day (you know…all the times when it's "okay" to cheat) I have run out of ideas for reasons I can treat myself to something yummy.
I decided that I needed to try the International Delight Light Iced Coffee so I went to Walmart to find some inspiration for a few guilt free coffee drinks. I have a few favorites that I pick up at the local coffee shop and my favorite coffee drinks come out during the holidays (you know, Peppermint and Pumpkin Pie Spice…yum), but I wanted to take my creativity just a little further. I also knew that I could save money by making my own coffee drinks rather than trying them at a local coffee shop.
I couldn't resist this Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer when I saw it, so I created a frozen cappuccino with the creamer, cinnamon, ice, and my Ninja blender to make the Pumpkin Pie Light Iced Coffee. I topped it with light whipped cream and fresh cinnamon. It was an amazing smoothie-type drink and I didn't feel guilty after I drank it. This is going to be an amazing pick-me-up in the morning before work (and I get to pretend that I ate pumpkin pie for breakfast).
My favorite ice cream ever is Rocky Road so I had to try this. I combined the Mocha Light Iced Coffee with cream, almond extract, and ice in the blender, topped with light whipped cream and sliced almonds, for a Rocky Road Light Iced Coffee. I made it a little less smoothie like than I usually do, but thickness of the crushed ice is really a personal preference. I'm definitely keeping this guilt free coffee drink for an after dinner dessert on the evenings I am up late blogging.
There are so many ideas that can be made with the International Delight Light Iced Coffee, but the coffee drink is just as amazing over a glass of ice. This was my first time to try the Vanilla flavor and it is so creamy. I have quite an intimate relationship with the Mocha flavor and was happy to taste very little difference in the Light version.
Now, Mommy can have a sweet treat without the cheat anytime, day or night!
What guilt free coffee drinks would you make with the new Light Iced Coffee? How much would you save if you stopped the coffee shop and made your own?
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