Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte - Single Serving

Makes one serving and it's MUCH lower calorie than the coffee shops and healthier
  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin purée (fresh or canned)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon plus a dash each of ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves)
  • In saucepan, heat all ingredients over medium, whisking constantly.
  • When it begins to steam but not boil, remove from heat. (Optional step: if desired, carefully transfer to blender, cover, and blend on high until frothy.)
  • Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts: 152 calories, 5 grams fat, 3 g saturated fat, no trans fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 9 g protein, 40 percent daily value of vitamin A, 30 percent of calcium, 3 percent of vitamin C, 2 percent of iron.
Jennifer Motl is a registered  dietitian.