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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Updated: May 25, 2020

Why wait til Fall to enjoy your favorite latte? You can make pumpkin spice lattes any day of the year, using just a handful of ingredients. True pumpkin lovers will find this recipe heavenly as it uses real pumpkin and natural spices. You’ll never rely on processed pumpkin syrups or unsatisfying pumpkin-flavored coffee ground packets again.

  • 1 cup hot fresh- brewed dark roast coffee, strong

  • 2 cups of milk (dairy or non-dairy)

  • 3 TBSN pumpkin filling (I recommend using canned pumpkin from Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin 15oz)

  • 1 TBSN vanilla extract

  • 1 TBSN Pumpkin Pie spice (which is basically a mixture of ground cinnamon. ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves)

  • 2-3 TBSN Brown sugar or alternative sweetener (add more or less sweetener as preferred to taste)

  • (Optional) Whipped cream (dairy or non-dairy)

Coffee Maker, dark roast coffee, small soup pot, measuring spoons, whisk, measuring cup, two coffee mugs Prep: 10 min on stovetop Ready: 10 min Serves: Two cups of coffee

Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.

To make a Pumpkin Spice Latte:

1. Add milk and pumpkin to a small pot; cook over medium heat. Whisk to thoroughly combine pumpkin and milk until it begins to steam, but do not boil.

2. Add preferred amount of sugar/sweetener for 2 mugs of coffee. Wisk until dissolved.

3. Remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the vanilla and spices. Set pot aside away from stovetop.

4. Brew a cup of strong dark roast coffee. 5. Divide hot coffee between two mugs.

6. Pour 1 cup of pumpkin mixture into each mug.

7. If desired, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and enjoy.

1 serving: 170 calories, 6g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 g cholesterol, 0.3mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate (1 g fiber), 9g protein. Sugar content depends on type/amount of preferred sweetener used.

Pumpkin lovers will be glad to know that real pumpkin is very good for the heart. The fiber,potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health. Studies suggest that consuming enough potassium may be almost as important as decreasing sodium intake for the treatment of hypertension, or high blood pressure. Vegans and vegetarians rejoice! This is Vegan-friendly recipe when using Vegan-friendly milk and whipped cream. For a list of Vegan alternatives and substitutes for these ingredients, check out our post on DIY Vegan Ingredient Alternatives. Kick the GLUTS! It's all good, because this recipe is gluten-free when using Gluten-free sweetener and whole milk (not malt-based.) For a list of Gluten-free alternatives and substitutes for these ingredients, check out our post on DIY Gluten-Free Ingredient Alternatives.

Cold Brew Pumpkin Spice Latte

Follow recipe for preparing Cold Brew Coffee. Add 2 TBSN of pumpkin pie spice in the coffee grounds before brewing. Follow milk pumpkin heating instructions above and then refrigerate. Add chilled milk mixture to half cup of cold brew coffee, and top with whipped cream if desired.

Cinnamon & Pumpkin Spice Latte

Prepare recipe and add a cinnamon stick after pouring. into mugs.


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