My other life begins after 9:30. After my daughter goes to bed, it’s my time. Time to catch up on emails, pay bills and when I’m being a good student, do my homework ahead of time. I’ve always been a night owl so staying up late isn’t out of the ordinary for me. What is a little bit different is now instead of reaching for a bowl of cherry vanilla ice cream, I’m grabbing a glass of International Delight Light Iced Coffee.
I started drinking iced coffee a few years ago because it was convenient. Our building had a coffee shop on the 3rd floor and I would go down there to grab a Frappuccino® while my friends grabbed their hot coffee drinks. I was never a fan of hot coffee but ended up loving the iced version. My main problem with it was the amount of calories in each bottle. I’m all for eating my calories, but drinking them? That’s another story! I had this bad habit of calculating how many miles I would have to run to burn off calories and running three miles for a drink was something I wasn’t about to do. It also added up quickly. $2-3 for a bottled drink or $4-5 for a “fresh” one meant I was spending $15-20 a week on iced coffee!
Now that I’m back in the work force and still attending graduate school, I find that my other beverage of choice, diet pop, just doesn’t cut it when I’m reading thirty page chapters on health policy formation. I want something sweet, something with some caffeine to perk me up and I want the drink to be reasonable in calories and not bust my budget. That’s why I love that International Delight now has a light version with a 1/3 fewer calories. While I love to drink it straight out of the carton poured over ice, I also like to spice it up every now and then. With Girl Scout cookies season being upon us, I had to try a mint version. It’s pretty good if I do so say so myself.
Mint Mocha Iced Coffee
- International Delight Light Iced Coffee in Mocha
- Light chocolate syrup
- Light whipped topping
- Peppermint extract
- Pour 8 oz of International Delight Light Iced Coffee in Mocha in a glass.
- Add a tablespoon of chocolate syrup and 1-2 drops of peppermint extract. Mix well.
- Combine about 1/4 cup and 1/2 tbsp of chocolate syrup and let the mixture float on the top of your drink.
- Insert straw (or not, your choice) and drink!
When you’re done you have a minty, chocolate light iced coffee that won’t break your pocketbook or your calorie counter. You also may have trouble convincing your husband that no, he can’t have your iced coffee but since it’s super easy to make, while he’s making his, he can make another for you too. And when you run out, send him to Walmart to pick up some more for you.
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