UPDATE: FOR THE COCONUT MILK, I USED COCONUT MILK FROM A CARTON. IT’S UNSWEETENED AND 50 – 60 CALORIES A CUP. I PURCHASED MINE AT TRADER JOE’S BUT I DO KNOW THAT THEIR ARE OTHER NAME BRANDS, SUCH AS SILK AND COCONUT FLAVORED ALMOND MILK.
I was originally going to post this recipe on Monday, but I couldn’t wait and wanted to post it today!! I figured I’d beat Starbucks to the punch since they already sent me a coming soon e-mail and when I saw the photo I knew I just had to share mine first!!
Yah, yah, you know what I made here! This my friends is my Pumpkin Spice Frappe! It’s creamy, smooth and tastes just like pumpkin pie! I gave Little Jenny a sampling and she said “Oh my Gosh”, this tastes just like Starbucks! Yes it does my Friends!! But I know what your thinking, there’s coffee in it! Well of course there is, but I thought of you non-coffee drinkers too and made, you ready? A Pumpkin and Cream Frappe just for you! Your getting two versions of the same drink, one with coffee and one without!!
I of course had both versions and I can’t decide which one I like better? The non-coffee one is made with coconut milk and oh my gosh this one really tastes like pumpkin pie. This is not an almost tastes like pie, it does tastes just like pie!!! I just love this drink and I mean love it! It’s so guilt-free, it’s crazy and so when I want pumpkin pie, I am so making this drink!! It’s truly amazing!!
The coffee version tastes just as amazing!! It has just a hint of coffee, but tastes mostly like pie. It’s kind of like having a piece of pumpkin pie with your coffee! Mmmm, so good!!
Both these drinks are made very similar. I used unsweetened coconut milk, canned pumpkin, pumpkin spice and a pinch of vanilla. I wasn’t sure about putting canned pumpkin in a coffee drink, it sounds weird, but it works out so well. Dam, I am pleased with this drink!! When I posted my Chocolate Raspberry Frappe this week, Joanne left a comment asking if I had a pumpkin frappe recipe and at that point I already did! My Husband is the one who told me to wait till Fall to post it, but really how can I wait? I get to excited and I just had to share with you!!!
You know I have to do my comparisons, so here we go! You may have to sit when you read the difference. This is the coffee version:
Starbucks Grande Light Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino: Calories: 290, Fat: 0, Sodium: 260, Carbs: 68: Fiber: 0, Sugar: 67, Protein: 5
My coffee version: Calories: 45.6, Fat: 2.6, Sodium: 8,9, Potassium: 35.6, Carbs: 3.9, Fiber: 1.2, Sugar: 2.2, Protein: 1.1
Crazy isn’t it? Look at the calories alone!!! he he, I get all giggly when I see such a big difference!!
- Serves: 2 Heaping Cups
- Serving size: 2 Heaping Cups
- 1½ cups coffee, frozen, partially thawed
- 2 Tbsp. pumpkin, canned
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. pumpkin spice, ground
- 1 tsp. stevia
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk From a carton, not canned
- 2 tbsp. whip cream, fat free
- 1 dash cinnamon, ground
- In a blender add coffee, pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin spice, stevia and coconut milk. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and top with whip cream and sprinkle of cinnamon.
I can’t post two recipes when using Zip List, so I am typing the recipe out for the Pumpkin and Cream Frappe (non coffee version). But let’s do another comparison, shall we?
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino (Grande): Calories: 230, Fat: 0, Sodium: 250, Carbs: 51, Sugar: 50, Protein: 6
My Version (2 cups): 70.6, Fat: 5.1, Sodium: 16, Potassium: 68, Carbs: 4.4, Fiber: 1.2, Sugar: 2.2, Protein: 1.5
Look at the carbs and sugar! This is craziness!! I’m telling you this drink is fantastic! It has healthy fat, low carb, low calories and is even vegan!! Have I sold you yet?
Pumpkin and Cream Frappe
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 Tbsp. pumpkin, canned (not pumpkin pie)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice, ground
1 tsp. stevia
5 ice cubes
2 tbsp. whip cream, fat free
1 dash cinnamon, ground
In a blender add coconut milk, pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin spice, stevia and ice cubes. Blend until smooth.
Pour into a glass and top with whip cream and sprinkle of cinnamon.
Makes 2 cups
Calories including whip cream: 70.6, Fat: 5.1, Sodium: 16, Potassium: 68, Carbs: 4.4, Fiber: 1.2, Sugar: 2.2, Protein: 1.5
I almost forgot to tell I did make this drink using non-fat milk and the flavor is ok, but not as good as using coconut milk! The coconut milk makes it very creamy and this kind of drink, you want creaminess!!
I do have to let you know I am not ready for fall yet, since my summer seemed to short, but I can’t wait for pumpkin and apple season! I really love my fall fruits and veggies!!!
Have a super fabulous weekend!!!