Beverages: Dairy-Based Drinks: Irish Cream Iced Cappuccino

This refreshing non-alcoholic drink is an easy-to-make Recipe Makeover which contains far less calories than the original recipe.
Per serving: 135 calories, 3.2g fat and 4mg cholesterol.
Saves: 225 calories, 17g fat and 224mg cholesterol!

Author: Merisant/Equal® - www.equal.com
Date: January 03, 2013

Serves: 8 person(s)
Yield: 8 x approx. 1-1/2 cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 4 mins
Extra Time: 4 hrs (for refrigeration)

Ingredients:

    Irish Coffee and Irish Cream Cappuccino are traditionally made with an Irish Cream liqueur. Although tasty, the traditional coffee cocktail drinks are high in calories, fat and cholesterol.

    This made-over recipe transforms the traditional beverages. By replacing the liqueur with a flavored coffee creamer and cocoa, replacing half & half with fat-free milk, and omitting the sugar and heavy whipping cream, it's lighter on calories but still full of flavor!
  Recipe Makeover

    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
    1/2 cup instant coffee granules
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful *
    6 cup fat-free milk
    1/2 cup liquid Irish Cream coffee creamer (or flavor of choice)
    3 cup ice cubes

  Traditional Recipe

    2 oz Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur
    5 oz coffee
    2 tsp sugar
    1 oz half & half
    3 Tbsp whipped cream
    1 dash of cinnamon
    1/4 cup ice cubes

Directions:

    Whisk together cocoa, instant coffee and water in a large saucepan until smooth. Bring to boiling over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Remove mixture from heat. Stir in Equal®. Cool slightly.

    Whisk in milk and creamer. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours or up to 2 days. Serve over ice cubes.

Variations:

    * If desired, 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful can be replaced by either 12 packets Equal® sweetener or 1/2 cup sugar.

    A small dollop of light whipped cream can be added as a topping.

    Sugar and whipped cream are not included in the nutritional analysis and if used, the recipe may not be diabetic-friendly/low-carb, if diabetic-friendly/low-carb is desired.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:135 cals360 cals
Kilojoules:565 kJ1,506 kJ
Fat3.2 g20.2 g
Carbohydrates20.9 g22.3 g
Protein7.6 g11.9 g
Cholesterol4.0 mg228.0 mg
Sodium104 mg69 mg
Saturated Fat0.7 g13.0 g
Fiber1.8 g0.1 g
Calcium244.0 mg51.0 mg
Total Sugars16.6 g16.2 g

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