International Delight Light Iced Coffee ~ Healthier and Cheaper Treat for Me!

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been looking for healthier options to fit in better with my new plan to eat healthy and lose weight. One of my downfalls this past year has been frequenting Starbucks for coffee and treats. Not only is it not healthy to eat and drink there on a regular basis, but it also gets quite pricey too. On average a coffee or frappuccino costs about $4 a cup at Starbucks. I usually try to “be good” and only get a tall size and as low calorie as possible, but it still adds up in both calories and money. I thought maybe it was time to find a way to create a treat for myself where I didn’t have to feel guilty and I wouldn’t be spending a ton of extra money each week. You don’t notice at $4 here and $4 there, but at the end of the month you then realize how much you could have saved.

International Delight Iced Coffee

My son and I went to Walmart to find the International Delight Iced Coffee that I had been reading about on other websites. I thought I could possibly make my own treats and frappuccino type drinks with it, and at 100 calories per serving it would fit into my diet. It was very easy to find International Delight in the dairy section at Walmart. I also decided on a low fat coffee cake to make with the Iced Coffee as well, and I happened to have all the ingredients at home that I needed.

International Delight

Now to create the healthier and cheaper options for treats with International Delight Iced Coffee! I’m sure everyone loves to save on calories and costs, and especially if you can create a treat just as yummy!

Surprisingly, I loved the International Delight Iced Coffee on it’s own just over ice! I am a girl that loves frozen concoctions, but I could just as easily drink it over ice and be happy. It is so creamy and delicious! And like I said, it is only 100 calories per serving. I did decide to try and make a frozen frappuccino type drink, and it was super easy and super tasty! All I had to do was add ice in a blender, pour in the International Delight Iced Coffee, and blend! I also added some Hershey’s syrup to the inside of the glass (just a little) for that more “Coffee House Effect.” 

ID ~ Mama Luvs Books

Or as a frozen drink too…….

More International Delight

And instead of purchasing a treat to go with your coffee, you can make a low-fat version for a fraction of the price! Here is my recipe below for an International Delight Light Low-Fat Iced Coffee Cake! The perfect pairing with your International Delight Iced Coffee Frozen Concoction! It was so easy to make, and it was delicious! I served it to my family and they loved the flavor and consistency of the coffee cake. I thought it would be crumbly, but it was a more firm and spongy consistency.

4.7 from 7 reviews
International Delight Light Low-Fat Iced Coffee Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Coffee Cake
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Serves: 12
 
This is my low-fat version of a coffee cake made with International Delight Iced Coffee!
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup International Delight Iced Coffee ~ Mocha Flavor
  • TOPPING:
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix.
  2. In another bowl, beat egg whites, applesauce and milk together.
  3. Add to dry ingredients and wet together and stir.
  4. Pour into a 9-inch square baking pan.
  5. Coat it with cooking spray.
  6. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over the batter.
  7. Bake at 375° for 28 minutes.
  8. * If desired you can add nutmeg or other spices to taste.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 154

Coffee Cake ~ Mama Luvs Books

And like I said, it was super easy to make! See us making it below!

Mama Luvs Books Coffee Cake

International Delight Iced Coffee Cake

If you’re ready to save some calories and some money, make sure to check out the International Delight Iced Coffee! Both the Mocha and Vanilla versions are delicious. I used the mocha flavor in the low-fat coffee cake and the vanilla flavor in the frozen coffee drink. Check out the widget on my sidebar as well. You can check back each day to see how much money I am saving by making the switch from Starbucks to my own kitchen! I also love that I am eating healthier as well!

To view my entire shopping trip at Walmart with my son, just check out my Google+ Album. Also, make sure to visit International Delight on Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign-up for the International Delight community to receive coupons on their products.

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Kristin

Comments

  1. Looks delicious!

  2. If I drank coffee these would be some delicious recipes I would use!

  3. Never tried International Delight but that slice of goodness on your plate has got me…YUM!

  4. That all looks delicious! I’ll definitely have to buy some to try! :)

  5. This cake looks so good & I just happen to have some of this iced coffee at home.

  6. That looks absolutely delicious ~ the iced coffee addict

  7. Thanks for the recipe, looks delish!!

  8. YUM! I never would have thought to bake with it!

  9. This looks delicious, I simply must make it! thanks

  10. *drools* I have to stop looking at blogs when I’m hungry…there’s always something delicious looking.

  11. Oh that coffee cake looks absolutely amazing!! Yum! Nice and moist and….did I say YUM! :) lol.

    I don’t know why but every time I see the light iced coffee cartons I think of Chocolate milk. I don’t get it. It’s not chocolate. lol. But they definitely make it look tantalizing.

  12. Looks fantastic and moist even in the picture – I’m sold!

  13. That cake looks so amazing!

  14. All looks so yummy!!

  15. The coffee cakes looks so good! I LOVE ice coffee!

  16. I love this idea, and yes I agree Star Bucks can get pricey if you get a coffee every day! I usually do not drink coffee regularly, and if I do I drink it black. Only once in a while do I treat myself to Starbucks. This is a really good idea that I would really love to try the Delight coffee, it sounds really good!

  17. I was trying to think how I could use it to make ice cream… It’s so delicious!

  18. I can’t wait to make this! It never occurred to me to bake with it. Wow! Wish we lived closer so I could have a piece!

  19. Your coffee cake looks wonderfully delicious!

  20. I love coffee cake! I haven’t made it in a long time because I end up eating so much of it. I’m going to have to try this out.

  21. Yummy – I have never tried it but you have inspired me. Everything looks so good!

  22. Yummy! Yes I completely agree that eat healthy is cheaper than most think and it taste better! I love your recipe and will be trying it out this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  23. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to drink iced coffee. Maybe if I just crank up the heat, I can get there sooner! :)

  24. Great review! I was wondering, how many carbs are in that “light” drink?

  25. I just made coffee cake with International Delight Caramel Macchiato Creamer! It was amazing and makes me want to try this recipe even more!

  26. that cake looks DELISH!! my husband recently tried this and loved it!

  27. I love it! I never would have thought of that. I heart coffee cake! Can’t wait to try it.

  28. I haven’t ever made coffee cake – but I love coffee and cake! So this should be win win!

  29. I am going to have to make that. I am trying to eat healthier so having a low fat cake for when I do need to splurge is great!

  30. I LOVE coffee cake! Sounds amazing.

  31. The coffee cake sounds so amazing! Applesauce goes so perfectly with cinnamon I doubt it’d even notice the swap!

  32. Looks super good! I made a blueberry coffee cake not that long ago and this looks like the perfect compliment.

  33. The cake looks yummy but the blended iced coffee… YUMMO!

  34. Looks Good!

  35. susan hartman says:

    Yummy in my tummy!

  36. You’re so right… $4 here & there really starts to add up! I love the iced coffee from ID poured right over ice, too. So simple and tasty. :)

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