Spicy, sweet, and super comforting – why drive to the coffee shop for a Pumpkin Spice Latte when you can make your own at home with a few simple ingredients?
I had about 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree left after I made my gluten-free pumpkin pancakes. I hate wasting food, so I decided to experiment. I rifled through my fridge to see what other ingredients I had readily available.
Right away I spotted the coconut creamer.
Then I remembered that just last week I made up a fresh batch of pumpkin spice for the blog.
Hmm, what could I do with pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and coconut creamer on this chilly morning?
Then it hit me.. homemade pumpkin spice lattes! This recipe is easy to make and super comforting.
I prefer to use a local brand of organic coconut creamer, but you’re welcome to use your favorite dairy free vanilla creamer.
I used to purchase Pumpkin Spice Latte’s from a very famous, busy, high profile coffee shop (err-hem, Starbucks).
But between the initial cost, and “upgrading” to soy, It was running my over $4 each time.
That is WAY to much to spend on a frothy beverage. Think about it, if you purchase one a day, that’s over $1200 a year in beverages.
Well, we work hard for our money (and so do you) and I don’t want to spend it at the coffee shop. I’m going to keep making Pumpkin Spice Lattes at home, and save my money for something else.
Now that I know how simple it is to make my own coffee and pumpkin spice latte’s at home, I may never go to a coffee shop for one again.
- 1/2 cup coconut creamer, coconut milk, or your favorite dairy-free milk
- 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 cup strong coffee or 2 shots espresso per mug
- Add the coconut creamer, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice to a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring almost to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk.
- Continue to whisk until it starts to froth, about 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and distribute between two coffee mugs (or you could make it a "grande" and just double up).
- Add 1/2-1 cup of strong coffee or 2 shots of espresso per mug.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 latte
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 339 Total Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 25g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 94mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 7g Protein: 7g