Since its incorporation in 1955, McDonald's Corporation has not only become the world's largest quick-service restaurant organization, but has literally changed Americans' eating habits--and increasingly the habits of non-Americans as well. On an average day, more than 46 million people eat at one of the company's more than 31,000 restaurants, which are located in 119 countries on six continents. About 9,000 of the restaurants are company owned and operated; the remainder are run either by franchisees or through joint ventures with local businesspeople. In 1954 Ray Kroc, a seller of Multimixer milkshake machines, learned that brothers Richard and Maurice (Dick and Mac) McDonald were using eight of his high-tech Multimixers in their San Bernardino, California, restaurant. His curiosity was piqued, and he went to San Bernardino to take a look at the McDonalds' restaurant.




Chocolate Chip Frappe

This is a low calorie McDonalds Frappe recipe from The Hungry Girl

McDonald's Copycat Recipe

1 packet hot cocoa mix with 20 - 25 calories
 (like Swiss Miss Diet or Nestlé Fat Free)
1 tablespoon fat-free nondairy powdered creamer 

1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia) 

1 teaspoon instant coffee granules 

1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk
2 teaspoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 

1 1/2 cups crushed ice or 8 - 12 ice cubes 

1/4 cup Fat Free Reddi-wip 

1 teaspoon light chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon fat-free, low-fat, or light caramel dip

 (like the kinds by Marzetti)

In a tall glass, combine cocoa mix, powdered creamer, sweetener, and coffee granules. Add 1/4 cup very hot water, and stir until mostly dissolved.
 Transfer mixture to a blender. Add soymilk, chocolate chips, and ice, and blend at high speed until smooth.  Enjoy topped with Reddi-wip, chocolate syrup, and caramel dip!


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