- September 17, 2022
- Modified On: August 26, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
- 1 Comment
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Craving pumpkin spice coffee drinks? Enter this easy-to-make skinny pumpkin spice latte, aka your fave PSL recipe!
Fact: This pumpkin latte recipe will be the tastiest pumpkin coffee drink you’ve ever had.
Have you had your first PSL of the season yet? Thankfully, you don’t have to venture to your local coffee shop to get it! Brew up this homemade version, and you’ll be sipping a healthier PSL in minutes.
Plus, each serving of this latte truly is skinny–each drink contains just 100 calories! Get ready to enjoy this delightful pumpkin flavor right now.
You’ll need just a handful of ingredients to make this skinny pumpkin spice latte:
Milk: This skinny PSL is made with nonfat milk, which steams and froths surprisingly well, to cut down on the calorie count.If you’re vegan, you can sub in soy or oat milk.
Pumpkin puree: You might be surprised to hear that my skinny pumpkin spice latte recipe features real pumpkin.
The winter squash not only provides filling fiber, it offers eye-helping beta carotene. The nutrient is what gives pumpkin its orange hue!
Make sure to buy canned pumpkin puree–not canned pumpkin pie mix, which contains added sugar.
Maple syrup, nutmeg, and cloves: You’ll use these to lightly sweeten the latte.
Espresso: What would a latte be without this?
Way back in the ’90s, coffee was deemed an all-around bad-for-you drink and was even classified as a possible carcinogen.
But thanks to advanced research, we now know that coffee is packed with healthful qualities. And lots of them. So what are they? Well for starters, coffee can help reduce inflammation in your body and can enhance focus.
This homemade pumpkin pie spice drink doesn’t contain anything artificial, unlike a lot of flavored coffee out there.
Making a skinny pumpkin spice latte is so easy. And being your own barista to brew up a homemade pumpkin spice latte is easier than it sounds.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, and all but a dash of the nutmeg and cloves. Stir with a wooden spoon.
Heat until warm, and remove immediately. Brew espresso, and divide among two mugs.
You can use anything from a fancy espresso machine to a French press to an espresso K-cup to brew espresso.
Then, pour milk mixture on top of espresso.
Once everything is ready, you can top your drink with a little light whipped cream and remaining spices. Because aerosol whipped topping is so airy, this adds just a little bit of calories.
If you happen to have a Capresso Froth Select milk steamer on hand, the process is even more simplified when you froth up the ingredients and add them to a mug with espresso.
Here’s a secret: You don’t need official pumpkin pie spices to make your own PSL recipe. Pumpkin spice is a blend of spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.
You can create your own taste-alike seasoning blend with warming spices that you have on hand.
I have a strong sensitivity to cinnamon, so I didn’t use any cinnamon in this recipe. But you can absolutely add a sprinkling of it!
This really depends on where you get your latte from. This skinny pumpkin spice latte contains 15 grams of sugar, and most of that comes from the milk.
This skinny pumpkin spice latte contains just 100 calories. You can further reduce the calories by eliminating the whipped cream.
The easiest ways to make your pumpkin spice latte healthy is to reduce the added sugar. This typically comes in the form of simple syrup. You can also use real pumpkin puree to add additional nutrition to the drink.
This skinny pumpkin spice latte contains real pumpkin puree!
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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
- 8 ounces skim milk (or soy or gluten-free oat milk, if needed)
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp maple syrup plus 1 tsp
- ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg, divided
- Pinch ground cloves, divided
- 4 ounces espresso
- ¼ cup light whipped topping (or vegan whipped topping, if needed)
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, and all but a dash of the nutmeg and cloves. Stir with a wooden spoon.
- Heat until warm, and remove immediately.
- Brew espresso, and divide among two mugs.
- Pour milk mixture on top of espresso.
- Top with whipped cream, as well as remaining spices.
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I am so excited that this PSL has real pumpkin in it!