The day that the Pumpkin Spice Latte becomes available at Starbucks should probably be a holiday because it definitely feels like one. However, spending 5 bucks on a coffee can start to be a little draining on the pocket. So, I really wanted to try my hand at making one myself. I figured it had to be healthier than getting the few pumps of pumpkin flavored sugar. And CHEAPER.
It actually came out pretty well!
|3 Tablespoons Sugar||2 1/2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree|
|1 Tablespoon Vanilla||1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon|
|1/2 Teaspoon Ginger||1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg|
|2 1/2 Cups Almond Milk||1 Cup Espresso|
1. In a small sauce pan, heat up the sugar, pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg until well mixed. Add in the almond milk and espresso.
2. After the mix is warm, pour into 2 mugs and ENJOY! Top with some whipped cream or steamed milk.
I don’t like my pumpkin spice lattes very sweet at all but I do like it when it has a bit of spice to it. If you like it a little sweeter, reduce the nutmeg and ginger to 1/4 teaspoon each and up the sugar a bit. Another substitute is pumpkin spice for the ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. This recipe can definitely be changed to fit your latte likings 🙂
This definitely plays up the natural flavor of the pumpkin, which I love. It doesn’t taste as manufactured as the Starbucks version.
I hope you give it a try and enjoy it!
What is your favorite Starbucks drink?