Oh, the skinny pumpkin spice latte. If you’re in my inner circle of friends, you know that I am one of those girls that loves anything pumpkin in the fall. (Although weirdly enough I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin pie.) In fact, my sister texted me the other day to ask me my specific PSL order (pumpkin spice latte), because I’ve perfected the art of ordering one that is not too sweet, is creamy enough, and contains just the right hint of pumpkin.** Anyways, you get the picture, I love love pumpkin spice lattes.
** Not trying to brag, I realize this isn’t something to be proud of lol.
So this year with a budget in mind, (after all those pumpkin spice lattes are EXPENSIVE AS ALL GET OUT) I set out to a find the perfect easy make at home skinny pumpkin spice latte recipe. Now I realize I can buy pumpkin creamer (which I have in the past) but those are typically far too sweet, and dare I say it, they probably don’t actually contain real pumpkin.
This skinny pumpkin spice latte is easy, cheap, healthy, and the leftovers can be stored and used as skinny pumpkin creamer.
Now as an aside, the recipe calls for pumpkin butter. If you’re feeling extra Betty Crocker-ish like I was, you can make a big ol’ batch of this stuff to put on toast, or give to your friends in a pretty mason jar wrapped with twine. When they ask what it is you can say “Oh this? It’s just some pumpkin butter I made from scratch the other day.”
However, in the event that you don’t’ have the time to make this, Whole Foods, Kroger, and Walmart all carry prepackaged pumpkin butter.
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte: Recipe from SkinnyTaste
- 1 1/2 cups skim milk
- 2 tbsp pumpkin butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tsp sugar or sugar substitute to taste (I use stevia)
- desired amount of coffee or espresso
- fat free/low fat whipped topping
- pumpkin pie spice for topping
In a small pot combine the milk, pumpkin butter, and sugar, and cook on medium heat until boiling. Be sure to constantly stir the mixture to ensure the milk does not burn. Once boiling, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
Pour over your favorite coffee, espresso, or blend with coffee and ice to make a delicious Pumpkin spice frappe, and enjoy! Top with whipped topping, and add pumpkin pie spice to taste.