I used to buy Starbucks everyday, multiple times a day. And my old roommate used to work there, so she would bring home old cheese danish and cake pops. Basically 50 percent of my diet was Starbucks, and life was good. But since having Ellie, every dollar saved is a dollar that can go to her or making her life more comfortable. And at 5 euros for one pumpkin latte, Starbucks can freaking forget it. So I think it’ll be a long time before me and Starbucks rekindle our romance. Luckily, this recipe is just as good as the real thing, maybe even better. Because I doubt Starbucks uses actual pumpkin in their version. Enjoy!
- 2 shots of espresso (or 1/2 cup strong coffee)
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 tbsp mashed pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice (for recipe, see my spice cabinet page)
- coffee sweetener of choice
Make your espresso or coffee the way you normally would, then sweeten to your desired sweetness (I used 3 fake sugar tablets). Then in a small bowl, mix pumpkin, milk, and pumpkin spice. Microwave for about a minute, less if you have a strong microwave. Then strain the hot milk into you coffee. You don’t want chucks of pumpkin, believe me. Sprikle over a pinch of pumpkin spice or add some whipped cream.
- 100 calories
- 3 (g) fat
- 9.8 (g) carbs
- 7 (g) protein