The moment the first leaf of Fall hits the ground, we rush to our local coffee shop and order a pumpkin spice latte. I personally love them so much, I sought out to try making a healthier recipe at home. This recipe is easy and I bet you have most, if not everything, you need to make it at home right now.
This best part of this recipe is it is made with REAL pumpkin! The list of health benefits of pumpkins are endless. Pumpkins are good for your heart, they contain compounds known to diminish cancer cells, diabetes, hypertension, signs of aging and macular degeneration. In fact, the bright orange color in pumpkins are the presence of a beneficial phytonutrient: carotene.¹
Now that we are even more in love with pumpkins than before, lets get to the recipe!
REAL Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
REAL Pumpkin Spice Syrup:
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup unsweetened pumpkin purée
2 teaspoons Pumpkin Spice
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
For the Latte:
2 tablespoons (1 shot/1 ounce) espresso or strong dark roast coffee
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2-3 teaspoons REAL Pumpkin Spice Syrup, or to preferred sweetness
Whipped Cream, for garnish
Dash cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, or Hailmerry Chocolate Tart, for garnish
- Whisk together all syrup ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat. Low simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until smooth and slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Once cool, pour leftovers into a jar and secure lid.
- Prepare the espresso or dark roast coffee.
- Add milk into a small pot. Heat over medium and bring just to a simmer. Immediately remove from heat and froth the milk using a milk frother or heat-safe blender.
- Pour hot espresso or coffee into a mug. Top with all of the frothy milk. Add 2-3 teaspoons of the syrup, to taste, and gently stir to combine. Top with a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, and whipped cream, if desired.
- Serve immediately. The syrup will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks.
Looking for even more ways to incorporate pumpkin? Check out our REAL Yoga Instructor, Kori's, pumpkin cookie creation!
1. Mercola, Joseph. “What Are Pumpkins Good For?” Mercola.com, Food Facts, foodfacts.mercola.com/pumpkins.html.