Turtle Iced Coffee has all the flavors of the famous candy without all the calories. Plus, the coffee part gives you a little pick me up.
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Hey, y'all! I've got a fun and delicious beverage to share with you today. If you've read my blog before, you already know that I'm a big fan of chocolate turtle candy. It's the best!
I thought it would be neat to turn that awesome flavor into a beverage. Turtle Iced Coffee has all the flavors of the famous candy without all the calories. Plus, the coffee part gives you a little pick me up. I also love blended coffees, like this Mocha Frappuccino.
do you love chocolate turtle candy?
Why not have a little turtle in your coffee! With the whipped cream, chocolate, caramel, and nuts on top, it feels like an indulgent dessert but definitely easier on the waistline. You can decide how much or how little chocolate syrup and caramel sauce you want to add. This makes it the perfect choice whether you are watching sugar or calories, since you get to customize your drink without having to explain it to someone else to make!
How do I make Turtle Iced Coffee?
I love using instant coffee. It's just so quick and convenient. Since I'm the only coffee drinker in the house, it's the only coffee that I usually have on hand. This means no ingredients go to waste since freeze-dried coffee stays fresh longer than grounds.
To make Turtle Iced Coffee, start by making the instant coffee according to package instructions. Add the creamer and sweeteners of your choice. I used a fat-free half-n-half and a sugar substitute. Take a tall glass and drizzle in some chocolate syrup and caramel sauce. Add ice. Then pour the coffee over the ice.
Top your iced coffee with whipped cream or you can use frozen whipped topping which has been thawed. That's what I used. Drizzle chocolate syrup and caramel sauce on top, then sprinkle with chopped nuts. Straws are optional. Drink and enjoy!
What Ingredients do I need to make turtle iced coffee?
It's SO simple. You don't even need a blender here, but I love picking a fancy mug to serve this in, to make it feel like a real treat.
Coffee: As I said above, I love instant coffee here. You can go with a strong, rich blend so you can still taste the coffee among the other ingredients.
Pecans: Keep a small bag of pecan pieces on hand at all times! Pieces are a cheaper option than halves, and I store them in the freezer to keep them fresh.
Syrup: I used both chocolate and caramel here, but you can use one or the other if you only have one. True turtles have both, but it's still decadent with only one.
Topping: If you have a can of whipped topping, that's always fun to spiral on top. You can also use frozen whipped topping, just dollop it on! It thaws quickly so you can always store it in the freezer.
How do you like your coffee?
Turtle Iced Coffee makes a great afternoon coffee to brighten up your day. If you aren't a fan of chocolate and nuts, what do you like in your coffee? I'd love for you to share below!
You might also like...
- Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Pops
- Funfetti Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
- Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Germann Chocolate Donuts
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Turtle Iced Coffee
- Instant coffee
- Fat free creamer
- Sugar substitute of choice
- Lowfat frozen whipped topping thawed
- Chocolate syrup
- Caramel sauce
- Chopped pecans
- Prepare coffee according to package instructions. Stir in creamer and sweetener. Pour a little bit of chocolate syrup and caramel sauce on the inside sides of a tall glass. Add ice. Pour coffee over the ice.
- Add whipped cream, more chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and nuts on top.
- Serve immediately.
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