With September finally over, we’re well into fall and that means that Starbucks has released everyone’s favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte. While it may be delicious, a Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte has about 410 calories and 48 grams of sugar that you can do without every morning, so keep it for special occasions! With this homemade version sugar, you can adjust the sugar to your liking and it’s a good way to use up pumpkin puree. Hope you enjoy it!
Here’s what you’ll need for two lattes:
1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract or half a vanilla bean
2 cups full cream milk
1/4 cup of espresso or strong coffee
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin or homemade pumpkin puree (Here’s a simple recipe )
1/4 cup heavy cream or use a whipped cream packet (Optional)
Here’s how to make the delicious latte:
If you would like whipped heavy cream until stiff peaks form or prepare your whipped cream packet according to package instructions and set aside (optional)
- Begin by making your espresso and split it between to mugs
- Next, cook your pumpkin puree along with your ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a small saucepan over medium heat then add the sugar, stirring until the mixture turns into a syrupy consistency.
- Add the milk to the mixture and warm over medium-low heat, then stir in your vanilla. Put your warmed milk mixture in the blender and blend until frothy.
- Finally, add the milk mixture to your coffee and top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon!