Okay full disclosure… I’ve hated coffee for as long as I can remember. Both my parents drank loads of coffee and I have tried it as a kid and to no surprise it was absolutely disgusting. I tried it again in high school to stay awake to cram for a test and same thing… BARF!!!! A friend of mine told me to try iced coffee it isn’t as bitter and you can get flavored syrups to add to the iced coffee. I of course tried it and loved it. So Fast forward to a year ago when I started living the Keto lifestyle. Coffee is not a requirement for Keto but it definitely is part of the lifestyle.
Starbucks has always been my go to for hot chocolate, muffins, sandwiches and such (none of those are keto friendly FYI) so I figured I can find or create a Keto friendly iced coffee that still tastes delicious. Creating the perfect concoction wasn’t easy, especially since I am very fickle with my food and drink. I am the kind of person who doesn’t like certain foods touching or certain things mixing.
After about a week of thinking and trying different drinks the Hollywood Wil Special was born. Before I give you the recipe let me just say that the Hollywood Wil Special should be on the menu at every Starbucks and Starbucks Reserve locations.
- Trenta Iced Coffee
- w/ Heavy Cream
- 2 Pumps Skinny Mocha
- 2 Pumps Sugar Free Vanilla
You don’t have the overly bitter taste but also it is not overly sweet. You definitely taste the heavy cream which is good. Now because I am a blogger and a social media guy I have promoted this drink to no end. To the point that 4 Starbucks locations recognize this drink by the name Hollywood Wil Special. The only thing I would say is cut the ingredients in half if you get the smaller size. Not everyone is a 30 oz iced coffee lover. Besides that let’s share, hashtag and order the Hollywood Wil Special 🙂
PS: Excuse my mugshot of a picture but it was like 10 degrees that night lol…