WW Recipe of the Day: Weight Watchers Coffee Fluff
Here’s a fun vintage recipe for a low calorie dessert called “coffee fluff.”
I found it in the original Weight Watchers Cookbook by Jean Nidetch from 1966. I found it in a secondhand bookshop last summer and just had to bring it home.
Reading the original Weight Watchers rules and meal plan and perusing the dated, mostly unappetizing recipes made me glad I had never been subjected to the original Weight Watchers Program. I would have lasted about 15 seconds!
But hidden within the book’s pages were a few recipes that didn’t seem too bad: the Weight Watchers Cottage Cheese Danish, which has become a breakfast staple, and this Coffee Fluff, essentially coffee and unflavored gelatin whipped to make it fluffy and then chilled until it becomes firm, for example.
Skinny on Weight Watchers Coffee Fluff
The original recipe called for artificial sweetener, but I’m not a fan, so I used a tablespoon of sugar instead.
I tend to like the bitter flavor of coffee and drink mine black without sugar, so thought this dessert was fine with just a spoonful of sugar.
If you like your coffee sweet you’ll probably want to increase the amount. I also added a little dollop of Reddi-wip to fancy it up a bit.
This Coffee Whip makes a fun light dessert that would be perfect after a heavy meal.
According to my calculations, each serving has about 14 calories, *0 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *1 Weight Watchers SmartPoint, *1 WW Freestyle SmartPoint.
If you like this classic Weight Watchers coffee fluff, be sure to check out some of my other easy Weight Watchers friendly dessert recipes including 2-Ingredient WW Pineapple Angel Food Cake, Oh So Easy No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits, WW 3, 2, 1 Microwave Mug Cake, 1-Ingredient Banana “Ice Cream” and No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies with Oatmeal
Vintage Weight Watchers Coffee Fluff Recipe
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1-1/2 cups strong black coffee
- 1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
- Whipped topping for serving, if desired
- Sprinkle gelatin on cold water to soften it.
- Dissolve the gelatin mixture in the hot coffee.
- Add the sugar, vanilla and salt, stirring until sugar dissolves.
- Place mixture in the refrigerator until the mixture gets syrupy (1-2 hours).
- Beat the slightly thickened gelatin mixture with an electric mixer until it doubles in volume.
- Spoon into 6 sherbet glasses. Chill until firm.
- Serve plain or with a dollop of whipped cream or whipped topping, if desired.
Source: adapted from Weight Watchers Cookbook
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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