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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Pumpkin Spice Lattes are the official drink of fall, even though they start rolling them out at Starbucks in early August. And people love them! Since being first introduced in 2003, pumpkin spice lattes have netted over 500 million dollars in sales. As a female in my mid twenties living in Seattle, I have to love them too according to every meme out there.

But guess what?

I don’t. I don’t love pumpkin spice lattes. I love the thought of them, but every time I go to order one I end up switching my mind or altering to a point where it’s just an coconut milk latte with a faint hint of pumpkin.

Why don’t I love them?

They are so sweet! Since starting to eat healthier over the last year, my taste buds have changed and fake sugars (or lots of added sugars) really taste bad to me! Take a look at Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte ingredients:

Milk, Pumpkin Spice Sauce [Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% Or Less Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto, Salt, Potassium Sorbate], Brewed Espresso, Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Milk, Mono And Diglycerides, Carrageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Pumpkin Spice Topping [Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Sulfiting Agents]

Sugar is the second and fourth ingredient! Plus all those other ingredients that aren’t natural. Sorry to all you pumpkin spice latte lovers out there, I hate to ruin it for you!

But don’t worry! I have an easy homemade recipe for you.

Pumpkin Spice

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Instructions
  1. Add milk and pumpkin puree to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot.
  2. Whisk in the vanilla and pumpkin pie spice, then pour into coffee.
Recipe Notes

Pro tip: You can mix all the ingredients except for the coffee together and keep in a jar in the fridge until ready to use! When you are ready to drink, just heat it up and add to the coffee!

This recipe is dairy & gluten free, vegan & vegetarian, Paleo & Whole30 Compliant

Nutrition facts per serving: 67 calories, 2.5g of fat, 0g of saturated fat, 0mg of cholesterol, 144mg of sodium, 58mg of potassium,9.4g of carb, 0.4g of fiber, 6.5g of sugar, 1.4g of protein. 1% of Calcium, 1% of Iron.



1 thought on “Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte”

  • I need to make this! I’m like you, I don’t like PSL from Starbucks. The last time I had one it was way too sweet, and expensive at over $3.00 for just a tall.

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