Sabroso Saturday: Mint Mocha Frappuccino Light Recipe

by Migdalia Rivera

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health!


I love Frappuccinos! However, I haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy them as much as I like because of the Starbucks cost factor. Thankfully, I was able to obtain the below Mint Mocha Frappuccino Light recipe from elige leche, the Spanish version of the got milk? website.

After savoring this treat, I plan on making it for my girlfriends. Its the perfect drink for the holidays and an extra large serving has fewer calories than the Starbucks version (approximately 20 calories less for a 16 oz. cup)! So not only do you save money making the below recipe at home, but you also save your thighs! Woot!   


Mint Mocha Frappuccino Light
Makes 2 one cup servings or 1 extra large serving
One cup contains 80 calories; 1.3 g fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 4.2 g protein; 147 mg calcium



  • 1 cup low fat chocolate milk
  • 1 cup chilled coffee
  • 2 tbsp sugar substitute (splenda)
  • ¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • Ice


    • Mix all ingredients in a blender until the ice is crushed and enjoy!


    Below I shared a reenactment of my first taste. As you can see, I was just a tad bit giddy ;)

    Want more low calorie milk recipes? Head on over to the elige leche? website!  Make sure you also follow them on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest deals, recipes and news!

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/bigotedeleche
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    Daily Milk recommendations for most adults: Three 8 oz cups per day


    Do you have a Sabroso Saturday recipe you would like to share? It’s easy!

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    If you do not blog but have a Latinalicious recipe that you would like to share, shoot me an e-mail at MsLatina (AT) latinaonamission.com with “Sabroso Saturday” in the Subject line. If I am able to make it at home and my family enjoys it, I will feature it!

    Readers can view linked-up recipes by clicking on the recipe names below.

    Enjoy & have a healthy Sabroso Saturday!

    Disclosure: This is a paid post created in collaboration with Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPEP). All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.


    About the Author

    Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

    { 15 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Carolyn G October 23, 2010 at 8:02 am

    That looks delish and easy!

    2 Joscelyn @ MamiofMultiples.com October 23, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I loved the YouTube video! So funny and you looked like you really enjoyed the Mint Mocha Frappuccino Light.
    Joscelyn @ MamiofMultiples.com recently posted..Easy Recipe- Chocolate Morsels and Almond Frappuccino

    3 Rachel October 23, 2010 at 9:08 am

    LOLL!! I must say that this recipe looks yum. I love choclatey mint flavors.

    But I love the video the most!


    4 Carolyn G October 23, 2010 at 9:26 am

    The video rocks!

    5 Yolanda October 23, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Loved the video! I laughed with you :)
    Yolanda recently posted..Saborso Saturday- Chocolate Oatmeal

    6 Ofelia October 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Chocolate and mint! I think for holidays we might drink it fresh from the blender, and in the warmer weather we could freeze it.
    Ofelia recently posted..Homemade Chocolate Espresso Pudding – Sabroso Saturday

    7 Ms. Latina October 23, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you @Yoly @Rachel @Caro! I actually had some frappe before doing the video and was still feeling the mint chocolate effects! Love it! This is going to become my holiday drink!
    Ms. Latina recently posted..Sabroso Saturday- Mint Mocha Frappuccino Light Recipe

    8 Romina Mamá XXI October 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Muy gracioso el video!! ;) chocolate and mint..mmmm yummy!!
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    9 Katrina October 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    That sounds good. Love the video – lmbo!!!

    10 Katrina October 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    This might be a stupid question, but about how much ice did you use?
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    11 Ms. Latina October 23, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Katrina: It’s not a dumb question at all! I didn’t want to make my frappe too strong so I added a lot of ice, which was about 16 cubes. However, if you do not want to dilute the coffee I would say about 1/4 cup of ice or approximately 4-6 cubes. Also you can always start with less ice and add more based on taste. Hope this helps!
    Ms. Latina recently posted..Sabroso Saturday- Mint Mocha Frappuccino Light Recipe

    12 JulieDiazAsper October 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    love how much you had on making this! Love frappes so will need to try!

    13 Ana Lilian Flores October 23, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    LOve that you’re vlogging!

    You totally sold that frappuccino
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    14 Divina October 25, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I am starting to love Saturdays even more because of the recipes. I am not much of a cook so new recipes are always appreciated.
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    15 Mariana October 25, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I want to see more videos from you!! You are too funny. Don’t you love the Magic Bullet? I use that thing every day. Good to see more ladies participating in Sabroso Saturday as the weeks go by :)
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