It’s the time of year we’ve been waiting for. The weather turns cooler after a long summer, the leaves start to turn, and Starbucks brings back it’s cult following pumpkin latte. Want to know how to make your own latte? Recipe below!
If you’re like me, you want to have one of these creamy and delicious fall drinks everyday, but the calories will surely add up. That’s why I’ve created a healthy remake of my favorite fall treat.
How to make a Pumpkin Latte:
Starbucks version is made with sugary pumpkin flavored syrup that while tasty is high in sugar and calories. We’re going to substitute a combination of agave nectar (better than regular sugar) and pumpkin pie spice that you get at the grocery store, which is loaded with antioxidants. Instead of sweetened whipped cream, I make my own by whipping some heavy whipping cream and vanilla (no sugar), but you can skip this if you want. Honestly, when I get one of these at Starbucks I don’t necessarily need the whipped cream.
1/2 cup Espresso or really strong coffee
Pumpkin pie spice, a teaspoon should be plenty
1-2 cups Skim or low-fat milk
Agave nectar, to taste
Heavy cream, for whipping if desired
Pumpkin Puree (optional)
Brew your coffee or espresso. Add a teaspoon of agave nectar (more or less to taste; it’s sweeter than sugar). Steam your milk either with a steamer or in a pot on the stove until it’s 140-160F. Add the the pumpkin pie spice and the pumpkin puree to the milk. Add enough espresso to fill your cup a third of the way. Add the milk and top with the whipped cream if desired. You can sprinkle a little bit of the pumpkin pie spice on top for garnish if you want. I like to serve this iced too !
Be sure to come back and see the next drink and who knows you may even find healthier versions of your favorite Starbucks treats!