When fall rolls around, we all start dreaming of cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. But if you’re trying to eat healthily, do you have to resist the temptation?
Good news for all the healthy eaters of the world: you can make a healthy pumpkin spice latte easily, quickly, and affordably. You don’t have to miss out on the best flavors, and you can experiment with tasty alternative milk and sweeteners. We’ll show you how to get started!
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte With Almond Milk:
1. Make the espresso.
Pull two shots of espresso or make two ounces of strong coffee.
2. Combine the other ingredients.
In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients except the espresso. Put an ounce of almond milk aside to be frothed.
3. Heat until fully combined.
Place over medium heat and cook for two minutes, stirring regularly. You don’t want the mixture to boil, just fully combine.
4. Froth the almond milk.
Froth the ounce of almond milk. You can add a dash of pumpkin pie spice if you prefer.
5. Combine the espresso and pumpkin milk.
Pour the espresso into a glass and pour the milk and pumpkin mixture over it.
6. Garnish and enjoy!
Top with the frothed almond milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice if you’d like. Enjoy your healthy fall latte!
Making Healthier Pumpkin Spice Lattes: Tips
What can you do to make a pumpkin spice latte healthier? There are two main places to start: milk and sugar.
Healthier Milk Options:
Most lattes are made with 2% milk, which has 2% milkfat. There are 137 calories and 4.9 grams of fat in a cup of 2% milk. You can swap this out for skim milk, which has 0% fat and only 91 calories.
Another option — which we’re doing in this guide — is to use an alternative milk, like almond milk. Almond milk is dairy-free (great if you’re lactose-intolerant) and has a mere 60 calories per cup. Plus, there are only 2.5 grams of fat!
Healthier Sugar Options:
A classic PSL has simple syrup or white sugar in it. To make a healthier version, you can substitute a little honey, agave, or maple syrup. These natural sugars are less processed and add a cozy, wintry flavor. You may even prefer them to the original!
If you don’t need your pumpkin spice latte to be sweet, you can also skip the sugar entirely or cut back on it. We love the spices in a PSL, and you can taste them even better without sweeteners.
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte With Almond Milk
- Espresso maker (or coffee machine)
- Milk frother
- Coffee mug
- Small saucepan
- 2 ounces espresso or strong coffee
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon honey or agave optional
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Pull two shots of espresso or make two ounces of strong coffee.
- In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients except the espresso. Put an ounce of almond milk aside to be frothed.
- Place over medium heat and cook for two minutes, stirring regularly. You don’t want the mixture to boil, just fully combine.
- Froth the ounce of almond milk. You can add a dash of pumpkin pie spice if you’d like.
- Pour the espresso into a glass and pour the milk and pumpkin mixture over it.
- Top with the frothed almond milk and enjoy!
We hope this recipe has shown you that even decadent lattes like the Pumpkin Spice Latte can be healthy. This pumpkin spice latte with almond milk has a lot of flavors. You won’t even miss the extra sugar, fat, and calories — we promise! Now it’s time to get out there and start celebrating the season.
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Table of Contents
- Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte With Almond Milk:
- Making Healthier Pumpkin Spice Lattes: Tips
- Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte With Almond Milk
- Final Thoughts