This Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte is a copycat of the popular drink with fewer calories, fat, and sugar - made in a blender in under 5 minutes!
This favorite fall drink but with half of the calories, fat, and sugar. It takes just 5 minutes to make and is perfect to cosy up with as the weather gets cooler. It’s perfect for pumpkin spice season, and We will show you how to make a DIY pumpkin spice latte at home.
This is a healthy spin, and It’s easy to make at home with ingredients you can control, with the same amazing fall taste and *half* the calories, fat, and sugar of commercially made pumpkin lattes.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS DIY LATTE
Less sugar: In a tall 12 oz cup pumpkin spice latte at ****bucks, there are about 300 calories and 40 grams of sugar, which is 10 teaspoons of sugar!
This homemade version has half the sugar; the cane sugar can be completely omitted or reduced to your liking. There is also only 200 calories per serving.
Loaded with pumpkin: This recipe has real pumpkin puree, not just syrup that tastes like pumpkin. That makes this latte so much more decadent!
Cheaper than buying it: Lattes can be expensive if you have them frequently. So, occasionally, it’s nice to whip it up at home at a fraction of the cost to buy it and only 5 minutes to prepare.
Tastes like fall: It has all the fall flavors in one cup and is cozy and comforting. It’s like a big hug in a mug!
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED
Pumpkin Purée: This requires a couple of tablespoons of pumpkin puree. We like to use canned pumpkin, and you can also make your puree at home. If going with canned pumpkin, ensure it’s not the pumpkin pie filling. You want just plain pumpkin purée.
Coffee: This requires Peacemaker Dark Roast robust-tasting coffee or Peacemaker Coffee Company - Pumpkin Pie Coffee. We used Peacemaker Coffee Company Dark Roast black coffee, but you could use decaf. Expresso also works great in this recipe.
Pumpkin pie spice mix: You can easily make your pumpkin pie spice at home with a simple recipe. Or you can buy it premixed at the store.
Milk: You’ll need milk for this recipe. We used almond milk, but you could use any milk – Whole, Soy, Oat, etc.
Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract adds a nice flavor.
Sweetener: We used cane sugar to sweeten the latte, but you could use any sweetener – Honey, Agave Nectar, Stevia, etc.
PUMPKIN SPICE AT HOME
Using a high-speed blender, add all the ingredients except for the coffee: pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, cane sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.
Blend until smooth and consistent.
Then, pour the hot coffee into the blender and blend again until it’s all mixed.
When it’s done blending, it will be smooth, warm, and frothy – all the fall cozy feel in a giant mug!