My Skinny Recipe for Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Starbucks delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte is back is so is my skinny remake! My version tastes pretty darn good. It’s smooth, sweet-yet-spicy flavor is the perfect treat this time of year.  No fancy equipment needed either. If you’ve got a blender or wire whisk you can whip up this dreamy, hot drink.  The skinny for 1 latte, 69 calories, 1g fat and 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. This includes light whipped cream. Leave off the whipped cream and it’s 2 SmartPoints. 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, see storage tip

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

Food Facts

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is super popular this time of year. Back for its 10th anniversary, it’s the company’s most popular seasonal beverage of all time, having purchased more than 200 million beverages since it was first introduced in 2003.

Storage Tip

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. Store the container in the refrigerator. Use within five days. Discard any remaining leftover canned pumpkin after five days in the refrigerator.

You can freeze leftover canned pumpkin. Here’s a couple things to avoid freezer burn: Use zip-lock bags made for freezing. After filling the bag try to remove as much air as possible. If you use a container make sure to only fill it ¾ full and cover it with wax paper or plastic wrap before adding the lid. Pumpkin has a lot of water so it will expand when frozen.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints (without the 2 tablespoons light whipped cream)
Weight Watchers SmartPoints
3 (with 2 tablespoons 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)
Weight Watchers (old points) 1 (with light whipped cream)

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 skinny pumpkin latte with 2 tablespoons light whipped cream
69 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. 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
300 calories, 8g fat, 7g protein, 26g carbs, 0g fiber, 110mg sodium, 25g sugar


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67 Responses to “My Skinny Recipe for Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte”

  1. Brooklyn Allergy Mom Says:

    Thank you for this! We have serious food allergies, and I can change this to be safe for us – if you wouldn’t mind I’d like to post this (with my changes) with a credit and a link back to you.

  2. admin Says:

    Brooke, please feel free to share my recipe. I’m looking forward to seeing your changes. I’ve made it with light vanilla soy milk before and it really tasted great. Have fun!

  3. poorna Says:

    Though I am not a big fan of pumpkin, this actually is quite tempting. Can I make this without the pumpkin and just the spice??

  4. admin Says:

    You sure can. You might want to add a dash more of pumpkin pie spice when you are heating up the milk. Enjoy!

  5. Stephanie Says:

    I love your site! You should post some of your food pics on it could help get you more readers.

  6. admin Says:

    Thanks for the invite Stephanie. I’d love to share some of my skinny recipes on your site!

  7. Angie Says:

    I just made one these the other day. It is so satisfying and you don’t even miss the FAT. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

  8. admin Says:

    You’re so right. This recipe doesn’t need all the fat and sugar. I’m always happy to share on Foodie Friends Friday, Angle. Thanks!

  9. Diane Balch Says:

    Thanks for letting me in on the secret… can’t wait to make this at home.

  10. admin Says:

    So easy to make. Hope you enjoy it Diane!

  11. Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook Says:

    I need to make this for my daughter, she loves the pumpkin latte at Starbucks!

  12. admin Says:

    I hope she likes it Carol!!!

  13. Kristi Rimkus Says:

    I love the idea of saving myself several dollars and the calories. Great idea!

  14. admin Says:

    Thanks Krisit!

  15. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love Says:

    Oh so yummy! I can’t wait to make this at home (and save some money too). Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  16. admin Says:

    Thanks Lisa…Enjoy!!!

  17. admin Says:

    Lisa, I love sharing on your Mix it Up Mondays. So fun…Thanks for hosting!

  18. katies language cafe Says:

    Oh good gravy…you have to come link this one up to. YUMMO! ~~Katie

  19. admin Says:

    Thanks so much for the invite Katie. I just shared it on your Friday link party!

  20. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds Says:

    I really want to try this. I tried another Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe, and it wasn’t as good as I’d hoped. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday :)

  21. admin Says:

    I hope you like my skinny recipe Carrie. Thanks for letting me share it Must Try Monday!

  22. Pumpkin Spiced Coconut Milk Latte Mix for a Crowd « Brooklyn Allergy Mom's Blog Says:

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  23. admin Says:

    Heidi, I loved your post. I’m so happy you were able to adapt my recipe to meet your allergy needs. Thanks for my credits, too.
    Best of luck!

  24. Sandy Gonyea Says:

    This is making me very happy right now. I love pumpkin spice coffee. This will just take it up a notch!

  25. admin Says:

    I’m so happy Sandy…Enjoy!

  26. Brooklyn Allergy Mom Says:

    Thanks Nancy – glad you liked my post! Like clockwork my husband asked me about the calorie/fat count and I was able to respond. I really appreciate all of your hard work.

  27. admin Says:

    My great pleasure Brooklyn…Thanks!

  28. Charlene@A Pinch of Joy Says:

    The coffee drinkers at my house will love this! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

  29. admin Says:

    Thanks for hosting another great party Charlene. Enjoy!!!

  30. Mia Says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this. There is no starbucks close to me to get this holiday fav, and its perfect for my WW. Thanks so much. You should attempt the gingerbread latte next !!

  31. admin Says:

    Oh good Mia…I’m so happy you like this recipe. I love the idea of Starbucks gingerbread latte made skinny! I’m going to add it to my to do list. Thanks!!!

  32. Hilary Says:

    This looks delicious!

  33. admin Says:

    Thanks Hilary…I hope you enjoy it!!!

  34. Carrie @ My FAvorite Finds Says:

    Featuring you tomorrow from last week’s Must Try Monday party! Thanks for sharing 😉

  35. Must Try Monday {The Features} | My Favorite Finds Says:

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  36. admin Says:

    Wow…Thanks so very much for featuring my skinny pumpkin latte on your Must Try Monday link party. I’m so happy you did!!!

  37. Weekly Healthy Menu Plan: November 5 – 11 « Half Size Me Says:

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  38. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Heather for sharing this recipe under your snacks in your weekly meal plan. I love the looks of your plan! Best of luck!

  39. Zahra Says:

    I really love pumpkin spiced lattes of any kind, and I was hoping to be able to replicate it at home. This recipe was great simple and easy to make, though I would add a bit more sugar or splenda next time other than it it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  40. admin Says:

    I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe Zahra…Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know!

  41. kala morris Says:

    Where do you find the pumkin spice at? This sounds so good, and thank you for sharing!

  42. admin Says:

    Kala, all large supermarkets sell pumpkin pie spice in the spice aisle of the market. .

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  44. admin Says:

    Barbara, thank you so much for including my Skinny Recipe for Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. The collection you created of Weight Watchers treats looks so yummy!
    Wishing you all the best,

  45. Carole Says:

    Hi there, today I am collecting pumpkin recipes. Please do drop me a line on if you are ok with me linking to your post in my blog (Carole’s Chatter). Cheers

  46. admin Says:

    Thanks so much for the invite Carole! I just shared my Jamba Juice’s Pumpkin Smash Smoothie is Back and So is My Home Version.
    I now realize you wanted me to share my skinny pumpkin latte.
    Thanks for hosting!
    All the best,

  47. Swathi Says:

    Delicious Latte, I love starbucks pumpkin spice latte a lot. Sure I will try it in home. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  48. admin Says:

    Thanks Swathi!

  49. Kim Says:

    Do you have an iced version of this?

  50. admin Says:

    Kim, I don’t have an iced version but that said, I usually take hot coffee drinks I love and put them over ice. Just make sure you brew the coffee extra strong.
    Good luck!
    With my best wishes,

  51. Kay Lynn Says:

    Thanks for the recipe; I will try it soon. Every year I add sugar-free pumpkin spice to their site for ideas ( and it doesn’t happen.

  52. admin Says:

    Have fun with this recipe Kay!

  53. Kay Miracle Says:

    What kind of coffee do you use?

    I only have a keurig

  54. admin Says:

    I do too Kay. I use 1 K-cup and brew it on the smallest cup setting so the coffee is stronger. My favorite K-cup coffee is Green Mountain regular or Hazelnut.
    My best,

  55. Min Says:

    An easy tip to freezing pumpkin for this recipe Freeze two tbsp in each section of an icecube tray. (remember to place your tray in a freezer bag before placing in your freezer. When the cues are frozen solid empty into the same bag. Place your pumpkin cube into the sauce pan for a minute or two before adding other ingredients. No messy measuring in the morning! Thank you for the awesome recipe!

  56. admin Says:

    Fantastic tip Min!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  57. Michelle Day @ Says:

    These are a favorite of mine but I hate to pay the price at Starbucks day after day so I’m so glad that you shared this recipe because now I can make them at home :) Thanks so much for linking up to our Spooktacular Halloween Link Party.

  58. admin Says:

    I know what you mean. It does add up Michelle…Enjoy!

  59. Erica Says:

    Nancy another winner! Thanks for the recipe.

  60. Pumpkin Spiced Coconut Milk Latte Mix for a Crowd Says:

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  61. admin Says:

    I’m so happy my recipe inspired you to create a dairy free skinny version. I’ve made it several times using unsweetened vanilla almond coconut milk. So yum! You might want to try it too!
    Best of luck to you,

  62. Marla Says:

    Nancy any chance that you could work your magic and create a peppermint mocha now that December is around the corner?

  63. admin Says:

    Funny you should ask Maria. I’m working on one right now and hope to share it this weekend or next week!
    Stay tuned!!!
    With my very best wishes,

  64. admin Says:

    Hi Maria,
    I just shared my new recipe for Starbucks Skinny Peppermint Mocha! Here’s the link. Enjoy!

  65. Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipes | Color Ave. Says:

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  66. Bernie Huettl Says:

    Interested in the diet plan. Use a lot of your recipes, but have to limit carbs. How do I sign up for the plan without a app. I would need it sent to my computer. Do not have a smart phone. Please advise

  67. admin Says:

    Thanks so much for joining me on Skinny kitchen, Bernie!
    We’ve already received several requests to have a daily email, meal plan.
    We might be able to create one.
    Stay tuned!

    My best,

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