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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but hate the calories and price tag? Follow these easy instructions and make a delicious and healthy homemade pumpkin spice latte year round!  

Categories Drinks, Healthy
Difficulty Easy
Keyword healthy pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice latte
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Calories 290 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strong coffee* or espresso
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp dried ginger
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, strong coffee, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, ginger and protein powder and mix well.
  2. To make steamed milk without an espresso maker, I like to use my immersion blender and it has a handy little measuring cup that came with it.
  3. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a sealable glass jar that can be microwaved.
  4. Pour the almond milk into the jar or cup.
  5. Use the immersion blender in the milk for about 20-30 seconds to allow for the milk to get a little bubble.
  6. If using a sealable jar, shake the milk vigorously for 30-45 seconds with the lid on tight.
  7. Remove the cover, if there is one, and place the milk into the microwave.
  8. Heat on high for 30-40 seconds, or until the milk starts to bubble up almost to the top of the jar.
  9. Take care not to let the milk overflow the jar or to bubble too much and then fall flat.
  10. Repeat these two steps (emulsifying and then heating) a second time until the milk is nice and frothy.
  11. Pour the coffee-pumpkin spice into a mug.
  12. Holding back the milk foam with a spoon, carefully pour the steamed almond milk into the mug.
  13. Gently spoon the foam over the top.
  14. Sprinkle with some ground nutmeg if you wish (and I totally recommend that you do!)

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Recipe Notes

* To make strong coffee, add 1.5 - 2 times the amount of coffee you'd regularly use in relation to the water.  

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.4g18%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Cholesterol 2.5mg1%
Sodium 60mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4.6g18%
Sugar 14.4g16%
Protein 17.3g35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.