Updated: Oct 10, 2018
The #PSL is everywhere once September approaches! While I love coffee and pumpkin, I don't love many of the pumpkin spice drinks I encounter at coffee shops, because they usually contain a ton of sugar, sugar and more sugar! Not to mention, some contain other ingredients that I don't necessarily need or like in my coffee. I started experimenting with my own flavored coffee at home using spices and I've settled on this delicious, super simple recipe to make my own at-home pumpkin spice latte!
*I make this using brewed coffee rather than espresso at home, so I guess it's more of a cafe au lait if we're getting technical! Either way, it's creamy, milky, full of pumpkin and coffee flavor and I promise you'll love it!
Ingredients (serves 1):
8 oz brewed coffee
1/4 C milk of choice (I often use 1% or 2% milk, although any milk works fine, including dairy-free milk alternatives. The higher fat content typically allows for a thicker foam, as does a cow's milk over a dairy-free alternative. If using a dairy-free milk alternative, opt for unsweetened)
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
*Note: If you prefer your coffee sweetened, add a small amount of sweetener of choice. I sometimes add 2 drops stevia when I want a sweeter drink. However, just be sure not to douse your coffee with sugar or sugar alternatives - the pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon add a ton of flavor without adding sugar!
1. Froth milk. I like to use my Nespresso Milk Frother, but a handheld frother works well, too! To use the Nespresso frother (or a similar, single serve plug-in frother), you just add 1/4 C milk to the base, cover and push the button - so simple and you have hot, frothy milk in about 30 seconds! If you are using a handheld frother, simply proceed to step 2, then add milk directly to mug and use handheld frother in mug.
2. Pour brewed coffee into large mug. Add pumpkin pie spice and stir.
3. Pour frothed milk into mug, using a spoon to scoop the thicker foam out of the frother.
4. Top with cinnamon and serve hot. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (1 serving = 1 latte)
Calories 35 calories, Total Fat 1.5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Carbohydrates 4 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 30 mg, Calcium 83 mg
*Nutritional analysis uses 2% milk. Analysis will vary depending on type of milk or milk alternative used
*Note: This is not a sponsored post. I personally use the Nespresso Milk Frother, but there are many different brands on the market with prices from $10.00 and up, such as this handheld frother. This post contains affiliate links, meaning I would be compensated a small amount for any purchases made directly through that link. I never promote a product on my website that I do not genuinely love!