Everyone loves a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, right?  Everyone except my wallet and my waistline, that is.  Here’s a fantastic substitute for you.  And you don’t have to wait in line, pay $4.00, or do any extra crunches at the gym!

Pumpkin Spice Latte


1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (recipe follows)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 tablespoons Splenda (or sweetener of choice, brown sugar or maple syrup)


Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Warm the pumpkin mixture in the microwave for a few seconds before adding it to your coffee.

Pumpkin Pie Spice
makes about 2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg*
Blend all spices together and store in an airtight container.
*To grate nutmeg, just run the whole nutmeg over the microplane to grate.