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Pumpkin Spice Latte – Bite Me!

I won’t pretend this recipe is the epitome of health. What I will promise is this version of the pumpkin spice latte will be significantly healthier than the BIG coffee shops’ recipes, and it will taste better, too. Personally, I love all things pumpkin spice. It would be awesome if the chain coffee shops made a pumpkin spice latte that isn’t such a sugar-filled calorie bomb, but they don’t, so we have to put our own spin on the recipe. Also, this version is delicious, and you may even find you like it better than your pumpkin spice latte from the coffee shop. It is less sugary sweet, tastes more like pumpkin, and has a nice coffee flavor to it, as well.

If you don’t have a way to make espresso at home, just make a cup of strong coffee. To do this, double the amount of coffee you put into your coffee maker before you brew, whether you are using a French press, Chemex, or drip brewer. Special shout out to The Kitchn for the base of this recipe. I’ve updated a few pieces, and added my own spin to the steps.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. Pumpkin Puree
  • 3/4 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice (or a combination of allspice, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon)
  • 2 Tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Whole Fair Life Milk (Fair Life has zero lactose and more than double the protein, with half of the carbs of regular milk)
  • 1/2 Cup Strong Coffee or 1/4 Cup Espresso
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • Dash Cinnamon

Pumpkin Spice Latte Steps:

  1. Combine the pumpkin pie spice and the pumpkin puree in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium until the spices start to smell (amazing!) and the pumpkin is heated through, roughly 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the pure maple syrup, and whip until everything is combined completely.
  3. Add the milk and the vanilla, and keep stirring until the milk is warm. Do NOT let it boil.
  4. Pour the mixture into a food processor, blender, or Nutribullet/Ninja/whatever blender you have, and process until the mixture is completely combined and frothy. Add coffee and stir to combine.
  5. Whip the heavy cream with a hand mixture or whisk until stiff and ready to be thrown on top of delicious pumpkin spice lattes!
  6. In a big mug, combine half of the milk and coffee mixture with half of the whipped cream, and some cinnamon on top. Make one more and give it to your friend, who is now your best friend. Sip and enjoy fall in a glass.

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