I love Fall! One of my favorite reasons is pumpkin spice lattes.
One of the things I don’t like is all the sugar that normally accompanies a pumpkin spice latte. So what can I do except make it fresh at home?
I like to start with two tablespoons fresh pumpkin puree that I’ve made by baking a pie pumpkin. They’re smaller than the average carving pumpkin and naturally sweeter too.
To the pumpkin puree I add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice mix, and half a teaspoon of turmeric. The turmeric spice has a sweet flavor to it and is a perfect addition to pumpkin pie spice mix.
Next, I add a cup of brewed coffee, and a quarter cup steamed non-dairy milk. You can use whatever your preference is for milk. I like to use oat milk because it is more of a creamy consistency than almond milk, but both will work!
You can also add a teaspoon of alcohol-free vanilla extract to give it that nice, warm, vanilla essence.
If you like your coffee a little on the sweet side, you can add some stevia or Lakanto (which is a natural sugar substitute that can be used one-to-one for baking or straight up like sugar but won’t raise your blood sugar).
Blend everything in your blender and pour yourself a cup of hot, tasty, ambition!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
- ½ tsp turmeric spice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract, alcohol free
- 1 tsp/packet Stevia or Lakanto (as desired)
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- ¼ cup non-dairy milk, steamed (like oat or almond)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and serve.