Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Skinny Pumpkin Latte









I had a teeny tiny bit of pumpkin puree left over from the Baked Mini Buttermilk Pumpkin Doughnuts with Brown Butter-Maple Glaze I made yesterday, so I thought I'd whip up a quick Skinny Pumpkin Latte to have with a doughnut or three. A skinny beverage to go with a not-so-skinny treat. It's all about balance.



Skinny Pumpkin Latte
Makes 1


For the Pumpkin Spice Syrup:
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 whole nutmeg

For the Skinny Pumpkin Latte:
1 shot of strong hot coffee, about 30ml
3/4 cup low fat milk
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon Pumpkin Spice Syrup (or to taste)
Pumpkin pie spice for sprinkling

Make the Pumpkin Spice Syrup:
Put the water and sugar into a medium saucepan and bring to boil. Once the sugar has dissolved add the spices and simmer the mixture for about 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Leave to cool, then pour into a bottle and chill in the refrigerator. This will make lots of syrup for lots of future pumpkin lattes. Gotta love that.

Make the Skinny Pumpkin Latte:
Pour the hot coffee into your favourite mug. Add the pumpkin puree and Pumpkin Spice Syrup and mix well.

Use a milk frother to heat and froth the milk (or heat the milk to scalding point in a small pan). Pour the hot milk over the coffee mixture and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.


13 comments:

  1. Love this recipe - need to make at home so I can cut down on my Starbucks spending habit...

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    1. It's so easy to make at home AND you can drink it out of your favourite cup.

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  2. I can think of nothing better to drink that gorgeous donut with.. Way better than Starbucks I'm sure!!

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    1. Pumpkin lattes and pumpkin doughnuts were just made to be enjoyed together.

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  3. Love it. Pumpkin all the say!!! Plus a skinny pumpkin latté is one of the really good things in life. If it's skinny, why not eat a couple of dougnuts with that :) To balance everything!

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    1. Yes, yes, yes!!! You think like I think.

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  4. Yum, perfect for my post Thanksgiving detox ;) Love to enjoy a delicious beverage that isn't too sinful. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. You can feel very virtuous when you drink one of these. Let's hear it for No Guilt pumpkin lattes.

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  5. Pumpkin latté? Okay! You got me! I'm so in love with this brevage! I'm sure that yours better than starbuck ;)

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    1. Thanks so much. This pumpkin latte feels like a real treat.

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  6. I've always wondered whether a pumpkin spice latte actually has pumpkin in it or just the spice mix... now I know! The recipe sounds divine. Oh, and the skinny drink with the doughnut? It's all about balance, and you've got it down, sister! xx

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    1. Haha. I can talk myself into anything when it comes to food. Some pumpkin lattes have actual pumpkin in them and some are just made with the spices. I prefer the ones with real pumpkin, that way I know I'm getting my vegies.

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  7. I adore a good pumpkin latte... looking forward to trying this!

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