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
(makes several servings. Add desired amount to hot coffee or espresso.)
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (recipe follows)
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoons vanilla
2-3 tablespoons Splenda (or sweetener of choice, honey, 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. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine spices and store in airtight container.