Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Sara K. Larsen - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Pumpkin Spice Lattes seem to be very popular this season. If you have been craving the decadent pumpkin treat but would rather skip the extra calories and sugar, you're going to love this homemade version. 

My Step-Mom first told me about Meredith Vieira’s healthy recipe, which was fantastic, but I’ve made a few tweaks. It’s all natural, no added sugar, much lower calories than Starbucks version and you’ll save money by making it at home! 

Serves 1

8 ounces brewed coffee
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 drops of liquid stevia 
Sprinkle of cinnamon

1. In a saucepan, mix together almond milk and pumpkin. Cook on medium heat on the stovetop for 1-2 minutes. 
2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, spices and sweetener, place in a cup and use a frother to foam the milk. Or you could use a blender for 30 seconds to make it foamy.
3. Pour coffee into a mug, add the milk mixture on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!