How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte

It is time for Fall Season again! So you know what that means? It’s time for all things Pumpkin Spice! I personally love Fall, and I enjoy anything with a hint of pumpkin, including the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.  But I also know that one of my favorite fall drinks is full of sugar, calories and fat.  So I went on a search to discover how I could make my favorite Fall treat healthy and good for me, as well as something I could still enjoy while not drinking empty calories.

This Pumpkin Spice Latte treat has half the calories and fat of the Starbucks variety. Plus by making it from home, you will also enjoy keeping that extra money in your wallet! To me, that’s a WIN-WIN!

pumpkin-spice-latte-websiteWhere to begin:

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.
Yield: 1 serving

1 cup nonfat milk
1 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup brewed black coffee or 1 shot espresso
1 dash ground nutmeg (to taste; optional)

1. Heat milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and extract in medium saucepan over medium heat; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until mixture is hot, but not boiling. It is ready when there are many small bubbles on the sides of the saucepan.
2. Remove from heat; mix vigorously with a whisk until frothy.
3. Pour coffee or espresso into serving mug; top with milk mixture.
4. Top with nutmeg if desired.

If you are using the 21 day fix eating system, this Pumpkin Spice Latte will count as 1 yellow!

Please let me know if you enjoy this recipe and as always please feel free to SHARE it with a friend or two, because SHARING is CARING!  ENJOY!

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