This time of year I love to drink blended coffees. I would drink one every day if they weren’t so darn expensive and so full of calories. I always try to order mine with skim milk, which cuts down on the calories a little, but I know that doesn’t make it calorie free.

I was ecstatic to run across this lower calorie version of my favorite blended drink that I could make at home. Not only does this save me money, but it also saves me calories too. So now I can enjoy my favorite cool summer coffee drinks more often. Oh, and it’s also really easy to make too.

Easy Blended Coffee

2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals

2 tablespoons fat free powdered coffee creamer (your favorite flavor)

1/2 skim, coconut, almond or soy milk

8-10 ice cubes

Throw all your ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If this just isn’t sweet enough for you, you can also add a bit of your favorite low calorie sweetener and blend it a little longer. Pour the mix into your favorite cup, add a straw and enjoy!

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.