Pumpkin Spice Latte

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!

I am so excited to share with you some exciting news that I got this week, plus I finally re-created the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Woohoo!!  So what would you like to hear first?

I have to share this with you my exciting news first.  Have you checked out this months Health Magazine?

See the chapter ” Lose 15, 25, 50 lbs Without Dieting” on page 43?  Guess who is in there?  Me!!

Remember when I was telling you in July about my hell travel trip back from Europe and I got stuck in NJ and I was freaking out?  I pretty much had an anxiety attack while standing in line at the United airline ticket counter.  The man reason of the freak out was because I had the Photo shoot the next day.  I was so excited that I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to be in a magazine.  I will tell you the photo in the magazine does not look like me, at all.  They had a make-up artist come to my house to do my hair and make-up.  She caked it on.  You wouldn’t even know I had a slight sun tan.  But it’s still me!  :)  I wanted to share this with you sooner, but in case it didn’t go through, I didn’t want to jinx myself.  I really can’t believe it!!!  Oh and that’s my girl Samantha with me!!

Now the moment you have been waiting for, my Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I have been asked for about a month to re-create this drink and after trial and error, I finally created it!!  I made this drink about 5 times until I perfected it.  My biggest error was the coffee.  Either it was too much, not sweet enough or plain old nasty tasting.   Just look at my trial sheet.

This drink tastes simply wonderful.  Not to spicy and not to strong of a coffee flavor.  I’m really happy with the outcome.  The only thing is, that there is some spice and pumpkin that settles to the bottom.  I think I would recommend placing it in a blender to really make it light and frothy, so none of the ingredients settle.

I found the main key thing to making this drink is once you make the pumpkin milk mixture to add the coffee to it and taste it.  This is where you can determine if you need to add more sugar or not.

This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of pumpkiny goodness.  This will be wonderful drink on a chilly morning.  For me it’s in the 90′s, so I’ll be sticking to my Pumpkin Frappe for a while, but I will be sure to make this when the weather cools. I kind of can’t wait for that.  It’s suppose to be near 100 this whole weekend and I”m ready for fall fun!!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 Cups

Serving Size: 1

A hot, sweet, creamy, low calorie coffee drink that tastes just like pumpkin!!

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup non-fat milk
  2. 2 Tbsp. pumpkin, canned
  3. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
  5. 1/2 tsp. stevia
  6. 1/2 cup coffee brewed

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan, over low heat, add milk, pumpkin, vanilla extract, pumpkin spice and stevia. Whisk together, until milk is warmed and no lumps remain.
  2. Add your coffee to the sauce pan, and whisk until combined. Test it to see if you need to add more sugar. Pour into a coffee mug. Enjoy!

Notes

Calories: 101.4, Fat: .05, Cholesterol: 4.9, Sodium: 128, Potassium: 409.8, Carbs: 14.3, Fiber: 1.3, Sugar: 13.2, Protein: 8.9

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/09/28/pumpkin-spice-latte/

Even though it’s time for bed, you know I have fun doing my comparisons.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, Grande (16oz), non-fat milk, no whip:  Calories:  260,  Fat:  0,  Cholesterol:  0,  Sodium:  210,  Carbs:  50,  Fiber:  0,  Sugar:  48,  Protein:  14

PB&P Pumpkin Spice Latte:  Calories:  101.4,  Fat:  .05,  Cholesterol:  4.9,  Sodium:  128,  Potassium:  409.8,  Carbs:  14.3,  Fiber:  1.3,  Sugar:  13.2,  Protein:  8.9

Check it out!!!  Look at the carbs and sugar difference!  This makes me love my drink all the more!!

Remember the key thing to making the latte is to keep whisking the drink while your warming it in the pan, don’t burn the milk and add the coffee into the milk mixture to see if you need to add more sugar.  Everybody’s sweetness level is different.

Time for bed, it’ is way past my bedtime!!  Good night!

Have a great weekend!!!

Toodles,

Jennifer



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Comments

  1. Wow. How amazing. Have a great week!

  2. Very cool x 2! The magazine and the coffee drink. I love seeing you in such a popular magazine. Now I know a celebrity! I also love that you’ve spent so much time perfecting this drink. It’s one of my favorites and now I can have it any time I want minus the $. Thanks and congrats, friend! Can I still call you my friend now that you’re famous? :)

  3. I KNEW that was you!! I love Health magazine and was reading my copy yesterday and saw you!! It was fun to say “Hey! I know her!!” Congrats. you look awesome! and thanks for the latte recipe!

  4. Congrats on your photo shoot and magazine article!!! Great pic of you and your pooch! And the Pumpkin Spice Latte. What a great week for you!

  5. yay, this recipe looks AMAZING! I recently made pumpkin spice syrup from a different blog, but it turned out kinda funky. looking forward to trying this next. also, congratulations on being published! that’s so cool – you’ve reached such a milestone with your health that now the whole world gets to know about it! (besides in your blog…which is on the internet ;D)

  6. Congratulations! It’s nice they rcognized your accomplishment. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Jenn: You look fabulous in the photo. That is such anaccomplishment. Oh and the pumpkin latte, well, you hit the jackpot on that one. What time should I come by for a cup?

  8. They got such a cute picture of you! Congrats :) I LOVE pumpkin spice lattes and never order them because I don’t want to drink 1,000 calories. I’m loving the idea of a lightened up, less guilty version!

  9. Oh no you didn’t! Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my addiction. Now I can make them at home, yum! Congrats on the mag!!

  10. You are my coffee goddess-must make this drink! You look stunning in the magazine. Congrats for inspiring so many people with your story!

  11. Congrats on the magazine!! That is just so cool, you look awesome! (even if it doesn’t look exactly like you).

  12. Jen, that is so so so cool!! Congrats on the feature!!

    I love making my own pumpkin spice lattes at home, but I am still trying to perfect the recipe. I will try this one!

  13. first the latte looks amazing and then you look amazing too. Congrats to you. Going to try this tomorrow am. thanks for linking up to friday food frenzy

  14. So exciting to see you in a magazine…congrats! It’s definitely chilly in the morning here in Ohio, and I definitely want to start my day with one of these :)

  15. Oh how I adore! drinks like this…thanks for sharing your end result after much trial and error. Congrats! on making the magazine too – that is WAAAYYY wonderful! So excited for you…thanks for inspiring too.

  16. Congratulations!!! How exciting to be in a magazine! Your recipes are amazing…I’ve tried several and I can’t wait to try this one too. I am a huge coffee drinker and I’ve given up a lot of them because of the calories/fat. Thanks to you, I’ve been able to enjoy many now :) Thank you for always sharing at Mix it up Monday!

  17. Hi! I’m new to your blog (found the recipe on Pinterest) but your recipes look fantastic! Quick question though, would I be able to make a bunch of the milk and pumpkin mixture and save it, then warm it up later and add coffee?

  18. Kate Metsch says:

    I am a 64-year-old woman who is struggling with her weight. Using the Weight Watchers program, I’ve been able to lose about 80 pounds, but I still have about 50 more pounds to go. When I discovered your website, it was like a dream come true for me. Your pumpkin recipes as well has your different warm drinks made a real difference in what I choose when I have stacks. All your recipes are delicious and well written. Thank you for taking the time and the energy necessary to make them turn out so well. You rock, sweet lady! Take good care. Warmly, Kate

    • Ohhh Kate, thank you so much! Congratulations to you on your weight loss. That is quite an achievement!!! I understand how hard it is and the whole reason I created the blog was to show people you can have everyday food without sacrificing flavor or buying odd ball ingredients. Thank you again so much, by the way I think you Rock!!!!

  19. Congrats this is soooo AMAZING! WOW! How did you get into the magazine?

  20. I just made this and it’s delicious! Thanks so much for sharing! I love PSLs from Starbucks but they are so expensive and so bad for you. Thanks so much for giving us a guilt free version!

    • Hi Beth! I am soooooooo glad you like it! I just made one myself last night! I just love this drink! Puts me in the Fall mood!! Oh and your right about SB! Love there drinks, but the cost and calories can be a killer. Wait till you see what comes out this Friday! My heart stopped on one of the new seasonal drinks, and I know I can’t re-create it at home. Stinkers and I can only imagine what the calories will be! Oh what the heck I’ll tell ya one of the drinks “White Chocolate Cranberry” It sounds amazing!! The other ones that are coming out I pretty much have a healthier version on my blog! :)

  21. Looks yummy! For those of us counting carbs, it would work with half-and-half instead of milk. Definitely gonna try this once the temp outside gets below 90!

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