Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is a staple for coffee lovers each autumn. It’s smooth, sweet-yet-spicy flavor is the perfect treat for a crisp fall day. I figured out a skinny home recipe that taste pretty darn good! No fancy equipment needed either. If you got a blender or wire whisk you can whip up this dreamy, hot drink. The skinny for 1 latte, 69 calories, 1g fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS. This includes light whipped cream. Leave off the whipped cream and it’s 1 Points Plus. Make a steaming cup, sit back and enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients for Pumpkin Latte:
½ cup fat-free milk
½ tablespoon canned pumpkin
1 package sugar substitute, such as Stevia or Splenda or 1½ teaspoon sugar, if desired
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to garnish
½ cup of strong brewed hot coffee
Ingredients for Topping:
2 tablespoons light whipped cream
Dash of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
1. In a saucepan, whisk together milk, pumpkin, sugar substitute and cook on medium heat, stirring until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry about it. Just whisk the mixture continuously with a wire whisk until foamy.
2. Pour into a large mug. Add the hot coffee on top. Top with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and sprinkle with a little pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top.
3. Drink immediately.
Makes 1 serving
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is super popular this time of year. This year many fans our freaking out because while there is no “widespread scarcity,” the “infrequent deliveries” of the special pumpkin sauce have caused shortages at some locations:
Transfer canned pumpkin from an opened can into a refrigerator-safe container that is not made of metal. Seal the container tightly either with its own lid or with plastic wrap. Place the container into the refrigerator. Use within five days. Discard any remaining leftover canned pumpkin after five days in the refrigerator.
Weight Watchers (old points) 1 with light whipped cream
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 1 (without the 2 tablespoons light whipped cream)
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2 includes 2 tablespoons light whipped cream
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 skinny pumpkin latte with 2 tablespoons light whipped cream
69 calories, 1g fat, 5g protein, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 67mg sodium, 8g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 Starbucks (8oz) Short Pumpkin Pie Latte with 2% milk and whipped cream