Irish Cream Iced Cappuccino

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!


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Serves: 8 person(s) Change

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

Yield: 8 x approx. 1-1/2 cup servings

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About this Recipe Makeover

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!

Ingredients Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 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
  • 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


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.


* 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.

Thanks to Merisant/Equal® -

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 135 cals
Kilojoules 565 kJ
Fat 3.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 104 mg
Carbohydrates 20.9 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Total Sugars 16.6 g
Protein 7.6 g
Calcium 244.0 mg
CALORIES 360 cals
Kilojoules 1,506 kJ
Fat 20.2 g
Saturated Fat 13.0 g
Cholesterol 228 mg
Sodium 69 mg
Carbohydrates 22.3 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Total Sugars 16.2 g
Protein 11.9 g
Calcium 51.0 mg
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