Thursday, November 7, 2013

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

I LOVE pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks.  But Starbucks keeps raising their prices so I can't keep going there for my craving.  So I searched for hours looking for a low-fat "skinny" pumpkin spice latte recipe.

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte -printable recipe here

Adapted from this recipe
Ingredients (makes 1 latte)
  • 1/2 cup fat free mik
  • 1/2 tablespoon canned pumpkin
  • 2 packets of Splenda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup of strongly brewed coffee (OR 1 lungo espresso pod from Nespresso)
Ingredients with my Fortissio Lungo Nespresso pod and my Nespresso maker

Instructions:
  1. In a saucepan, whisk together mik, pumpkin, and Splenda on medium heat.  
  2. Once steaming, mix in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.  Now whisk quickly so it develops a nice foam.
  3. Add to coffee.
  4. You may add whipped cream to the top with a dash of pumpkin pie spice, but hey, I thought this was a skinny latte?
  5. Enjoy. You just saved $5 and 250 calories from Starbucks. 
  6. Finished product

To save the canned pumpkin, transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge. May store for up to 5 days.

Estimated calories: 50!  Basically calories from the fat free milk and a tablespoon of pumpkin!  Compare that to 300 at Starbucks!



1 comment:

  1. Wow! That really looks good. I wonder if you could freeze the pumpkin by putting half tablespoons on wax paper and freezing it--and then transferring them into a ziplock once frozen. Then you could take it out as needed.

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