RecipePumpkin Spice Latte

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 80
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 2 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 10 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 130 mg

It’s fall, which means it’s the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes. There’s nothing quite like a PSL—warm, soothing and flavorful. Make your own to save cash and calories. It’s super speedy, simple and scrumptious.

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This recipe makes 1 serving
Ingredients:
  • • ¾ cup milk (any type, dairy or non-dairy)
  • • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • • 2 to 3 teaspoons maple syrup
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend*
  • • ¼ cup coffee

* You can make your own pumpkin pie spice blend by mixing:

  • • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preparation:

In a small saucepan, add the milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla and spice blend and warm over low-medium heat (if using dairy milk, only let the milk simmer with gentle bubbles. If the flame is too high, it will curdle). Occasionally mix to ensure everything blends together. Pour into glass, mix in ¼ cup hot brewed coffee (or 1 ounce brewed espresso) and top with a squirt of optional whipped cream and sprinkle of additional pumpkin spice.

*Alternatively, you can heat and blend the milk mixture (with pumpkin, maple, vanilla and spice) in the microwave, stopping and stirring in 30- to 45-second increments (it’ll take 1 to 2 minutes to get it nice and hot).

Nutrition provided for almond milk.

Calories for other milk varieties are below:

  • • 120 cals for skim milk
  • • 140 cals for 1% milk
  • • 150 cals for 2% milk and soy milk
  • • 170 calories for light coconut milk

 

For more coffee goodness, try this Smart Smoothie.