Flavored milkshake commercials for fast food restaurants make us make bad dieting decisions in a flash. There's the Shamrock Shake at McDonald's at that magical time of year and Sonic woos us with all sorts of insane milkshake combinations. Taco Bell even has a penchant for releasing insanely sweet drinks loaded with artificial flavors, and if you're in the right mood, that type of stuff really hits the spot.
But we're all adults here. We like coffee. We like milkshakes. We like vanilla ice cream. So what's out there for us? Once Wendy's discontinued their Coffee flavored Frosty mocha, we were left out in the milkshake cold. Fortunately, Chick-Fil-A came to the rescue. In addition to saving humanity with their delicious chicken sandwich, they also have Frosted Coffee on their menu.
Chick-fil-A Frosted Coffee was originally introduced in 2016 as a limited-time treat, but customers loved it so much that they kept in on the menu. It's a blend of the restaurant's famous Icedream (an ice cream-like dairy dessert) and cold-brewed coffee extract. The Frosted Coffee came right after Frosted Lemonade entered our Chick-Fil-A lives in 2015.
Chick-fil-A's Frosted Coffee isn't as thick as a milkshake and it seems like it's crying out for whipped cream. If you're tired of your Frappuccino and the eventual bankruptcy, it's likely to eventually cause, try a Chick-Fil-A Frosted Coffee. Not that it's much cheaper.
To really solve your treat-induced financial woes, try making it at home. I know, your family is nowhere near as friendly as the Chick-Fil-A employees, but give it a shot anyway.
In case you're interested, the fast food restaurant posts the nutrition facts as follows:
(Nutrition Facts - small - 240 calories from fat, 55 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of sat fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbohydrates, 38 grams of sugar, 7 grams of protein, 25% DV calcium)
How To Make Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frosted Coffee At Home
A frozen coffee drink is a great alternative treat to your usual iced coffee. You can even give it to your kids, along with a list of chores, to take full advantage of the caffeine boost.
- 2 cups (about 4 scoops) good quality vanilla bean ice cream
- 1/4 cup cold brew coffee concentrated (instructions below)
- Scoop the ice cream into a blender and pour the cold brew coffee on top. Blend it all until deliciously smooth and creamy and pour into a glass and drink immediately.
Another way to enjoy after blending the coffee and ice cream is to put it into a freezer-safe container and freeze it. Eat with a spoon later!
Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate Instructions:
Make your own cold brew coffee by coarsely grinding 6 ounces of any medium roast coffee beans. Stir the grounds with 6 cups of cold water in a pitcher, cover, and refrigerate for as close to 24 hours as you can get. Starbucks does 20 hours. Pour it through a strainer lined with paper towels. This coffee concentrate will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Chick-fil-A uses a medium roast from Thrive Farmers Coffee, but copycat recipes say that Starbucks Pike Place works well too. In any case, it's hard to go wrong by combining ice cream with coffee.