Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
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.