Homemade pumpkin spiced latte

9 September 2021

A simple homemade version of the popular coffee available at limited times of the year. It’s also cheaper and healthier than coffee shop versions.

Nutritional highlights

This homemade take on the popular drink does provide some benefits such as a good amount of protein which is important for keeping our muscles healthy. Due to milk content of the drink it also provides over 25% of our daily calcium intake. Calcium is needed to keep our bones and teeth healthy as well playing an important role in muscle contractions.  

Ingredients list

(Makes 1 serving)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 tbsp pumpkin puree 
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon, plus extra to serve
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • 30ml espresso or strong coffee
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk or milk alternative

Method

Add the milk and pumpkin puree to a small pot. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until the mixture begins to simmer.

Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Continue whisking the mixture until it becomes frothy.

Add the espresso or strong coffee to a large mug and pour the milk mixture on top.

Healthy swaps/tips

  • Unsweetened cashew milk is a great alternative due to being thick and creamy.
  • To make strong coffee just double the usual amount of coffee granules.
  • Feel free to change the recipe to suit your tastes, if you want a stronger pumpkin taste add some more pumpkin puree.

Nutritional information given below is per serving.

Calories: 149kcal Fat: 5.1g Saturates: 3.2g Total Sugar: 13.3g Salt: 0.29g