Monday, March 28, 2011

A Coffee drink and a WINNER!

When we stopped at the mall to get a cold drink....

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and I ended up getting my ears pierced,

I bought a cold coffee drink at the coffee shop!

SUGAR FREE...caffeine free...GUILT FREE!

So the next time I was in Walmart, I looked for the ingredients to make one at home!

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The Torani Sugar Free Chocolate syrup has Splenda and the recipe for a Chocolate Chill was on the side of the bottle. I found it on the bottom shelf below the Coffee Mate at Walmart.

Chocolate Chill

2 Tbsp Chocolate syrup

3/4 cup strong brewed coffee, chilled

1/4 cup milk

1 cup ice

It was TOO sweet for me so I used 1 Tbsp of the syrup the next time and it was perfect! But for the first ‘go round’ I decided to follow the recipe (very unusual for me! lol )

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The WINNER of my $50 CSN giveaway is Marlie at Crafting Cooking and Cats !

Congrats to Marlie!  smile_party rainbow present

She has a very fun blog! I hope everyone will visit her soon!

Thanks to everyone that entered!  rose

I hope to have another GIVEAWAY soon! heart

28 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Congrats to the winner. That cold coffee drink had my name all over it.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lilybets said...

Congrats to the winner and thanks a lot to you for the opportunity!.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love iced coffee in the summer. This looks like a sweet treat indeed. Congrats to the winner!! hugs, Linda

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I'll have to try your recipe soon!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I love ice coffee..., not quite yet though (too cold here still). Since I don't like coffee sweet, I just have it with ice and a tiny bit of milk.

Boo-Bah said...

I don't like coffee. My daughter probably would love the recipe though!
Love all the pinks!

La said...

Congratulations, Marlie!

Thanks for the recipe. Mine never quite tastes right. I will give this a try.

It's Just Dottie said...

I so hope my Walmart has everything I need to make That Coffee !

Happy@Home said...

Congratulations to Marlie for being your lucky winner.
That coffee drink looks and sounds yummy. I think I might be tempted to throw it in the blender as I like mine slushy as opposed to on the rocks.

GardenofDaisies said...

congrats to Marlie! And I just have to say that your little bowl of pink peeps is so cute!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love iced coffee. Mine is rather simple - I add cinnamon to the coffee grounds and a little bit of vanilla extract to the pot, brew it and chill it until I am ready for a glass at which time I will add milk or cream and ice to it. Love your Easter vignette.

~ Tracy

Jennifer said...

Congrats to Marlie! Thanks Diane for such a neat giveaway, I hope your having a beautiful day!...The coffee looks good, I may have to try that... smiles, Jennifer

Della said...

Our mall used to have a coffee shop called Barney's, and sadly it isn't there any more. I love iced coffee in the summer, and now I can make them at home. Thanks Diane! My uncle used to make iced coffee back in the 60's, way before it became the in thing!

Vee said...

Your coffee drink looks good. I even have some diet chocolate stuff like that somewhere in my cupboards...perhaps I need to search. Congrats to Marlie!

Shelia said...

Congratulations to you winner!
Oh, look at that drink! I don't drink coffee but I'm sure it was good! It is very pretty and I love your little Eastery vignette you've set up!
Yay! I'm glad you'll come to my party and guess what? I'm one of your followers! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

I've just started drinking iced coffee in recent years - very refreshing if we'd ever get warm enough weather!!

Donna said...

Sounds delicious! We use the sugar free peach and raspberry flavors of that brand for our flavored ice teas!

Congrats to the lucky winner too!

Donnie said...

I love iced coffee but since I don't use sugar in my coffee I like it with a tblsp of fat free half and half. Congrats to the winner too.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering my Giveaway, and too, for becoming one of my sweet followers :) ~ I've signed on as your newest follower and I look forward to visiting with you again.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Diane Writes said...

Thank you for the sweet comments you left in my blog. It really makes me happy.

I am not a regular coffee drinker. But if ever I drink coffee, I prefer the cold ones. Thanks for sharing the recipee. :)

Your chicks and rabbit family are getting their exposure! They are always supporting actors and actresses in your spring posts. :)

Diane Writes said...

Thank you for the sweet comments you left in my blog. It really makes me happy.

I am not a regular coffee drinker. But if ever I drink coffee, I prefer the cold ones. Thanks for sharing the recipee. :)

Your chicks and rabbit family are getting their exposure! They are always supporting actors and actresses in your spring posts. :)

Beadwright said...

That sounds so good. I will try it. And congrats to your winner.
Nicole/Beadwright

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi there!
Thank you so much for sharing the recipe for this great coffee drink. I am heading over to Walmart tomorrow to buy what I need to make it! It sounds delicious! I have a recipe with my Vitamix for a coffee drink as well...I'll look for that and let you know what that one says. You might be able to come up with a new recipe using both! Hope you are enjoying your pierced ears and have a fun day! Congrats to the winner of your contest! xoxo Kim

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Thank you so much for stopping in and leaving such sweet comments on my Summer Rose post! I always love when you visit because you are always so encouraging and such a wonderful friend too! I'm so happy you liked it!

The recipe looks super delish too! And it was funny, when I saw that you got your ears pierced I had a little giggle :) I took my Mom last year to get hers done and she can't believe she went so long without having earrings, so now it's her favorite gift :) so cute! Enjoy!

Have a wonderful week sweetie and thanks as always for being so kind!

Hugs, Cynthia xo

Julie Harward said...

yay for your winner...those pink chicks are so cute..got to get me some! ;D

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I have never had iced coffee but you have made it look so good. Your table is decorated so beautifully.

Cindy said...

So glad you found a keeper recipe. I don't drink coffee. I'm a Pepsi drinker, and not diet, but the real thing. But so many calories! Oh well...

Sue @ House Pretty said...

Congrats to your winner! I don't coffee (had 1/2 cup in my life), but I love your tablescape! Very pretty, very Springtime!