Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte – your favorite fall drink just got a makeover! Less calories but still delicious!
The weather for past few days has been gorgeous! Chilly mornings, warm afternoons – makes me even more excited that fall is almost here! That means my Hubby and I can enjoy a cup of hot coffee in the morning, before the kids wake up. I love trying new coffee (I shared a photo on Instagram of the one we currently love) and coffee creamers to jazz things up. Since I have been baking fall desserts that include pumpkin, I ended up few times having leftovers in the can. It was only natural to use it in a homemade version of the oh-so-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte. Besides I love making things from scratch in my own kitchen!
My Hubby works out everyday and eats healthy (easy for him since he doesn’t care for sweets) so I decided to make this drink in it’s skinny version. Touchdown! It is so delicious! You really can’t tell that it’s not a full calorie beverage. I also made him be my hand model for the photos. 🙂 Clearly he is better in it than I am! 🙂
Since I couldn’t use whipped cream perfectly swirled into a fluffy mountain but I still wanted this to be a creamy drink, I added 1/4 cup of a fat free half and half. It worked great! This latte is creamy and sweet and has all of the fall flavors I love!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup fat free half and half
- 4 Tablespoons pumpkin puree not pie filling
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup freshly brewed coffee
In a microwave safe measuring cup (I used pyrex cup), mix together pumpkin puree, vanilla, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and milk. Stir until all combined. Heat up until it starts to bubble.
Remove from microwave.
Pour the coffee into a serving cup. Add the pumpkin milk mixture. Stir until well combined.
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