Are you a Starbucks fan? Then try this healthy pumpkin spice latte: nutritious, easy, quick and with no added sugars.
Get ready for the ‘pumpkin spam’. Last week, for Halloween, I shared with you these pumpkin spice muffins with cream cheese and they were a total success. Today’s its turn: homemade healthy pumpkin spice latte!
To be honest, this is not a brand new recipe. I shared this a couple of years ago – October 2016 – but I wanted to take photos properly so… here you are.
Homemade healthy pumpkin Spice Latte, with no added sugars!
Well, if you live in the States – or in other places of the world where that famous coffeehouse chain is – you probably know what pumpkin spice latte is. When I’ve shared the recipe in 2016, if we – Italians – wanted to try it, we only had one choice: make it from scratch at home. But they opened a Reserve Roastery in Milan a few months ago and now we’d technically have the chance to try it there.
There’s a negative side though: that famous coffeehouse chain’s latte is made with sugar, condensed milk, vegetable juices to give color, annatto (an additive), syrups and other not-so-natural ingredients. Of course, like I always said, if you drink this once in a blue moon it can be bad for your health. Don’t make a habit of it. Instead try this healthy version of the comfort pumpkin drink, with no added sugars, coloring or additives!
If you’re skeptical about the flavor of a homemade pumpkin latte, give it a chance anyway. In fact, the sweetness of the pumpkin perfectly matches with milk and coffee. I personally prefer soy milk, because milk + coffee usually give me a bad stomach ache, but you’re free to use your favorite.
To keep it sugar-free (better, added sugar free) I don’t add any sweetener. You’ll see, though, that I wrote it in the ‘Ingredients’ section, to give you the choice. If you’re used to the bitterness of coffee, you won’t have any problem!
HEALTHY PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
- 200 gr Milk or soy milk
- one shot Espresso coffee
- a tablespoon Pumpkin puree
- Cinnamon powder – to taste
- Nutmeg powder – to taste
- 2 Cloves
- Muscovado sugar – optional
- In a small pot pour your pumpkin puree and the spices. Stir.
- You can easily make your own pumpkin purée (check out here how you can do it)
- Gradually add the milk to the pot.
- Finally add the coffee and stir.
- Remove the cloves and sweeten (optional) to taste.
- If you have a milk frother, froth your milk.