Tis’ the season for pumpkin spice-flavored everything!
This holds especially true for all things coffee.
Whether lattes, cappuccinos or plain old coffee, pumpkin spice varieties are on the menu of just about every major coffee shop chain. Problem is, these pumpkin spice-flavored specialty drinks are generally rich in calories and jam-packed with carbs, sugar, and artificial ingredients.
Though I occasionally enjoy a latte once or twice a week, I generally avoid pumpkin spice lattes altogether.
It just isn’t worth it, not even as a seasonal treat.
But, after having recently taste-tested a new pumpkin spice-flavored sweetener, hope now springs eternal!
SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops™ is a plant-based sweetener that’s naturally free of calories, carbs, sugars, and artificial ingredients. To my surprise, adding it to coffee or espresso, produces a drink very similar in flavor to those at major chains, minus all the extra.
Here’s my new favorite homemade latte recipe that combines SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops™ with the rich flavors of other natural sweeteners. Whether you’re health conscious or just looking to try something new, I’m sure you too will enjoy it.
What You Need
- 1 cup of milk, divided
- 12 drops of SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops™
- 1 tablespoons of canned pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, plus extra for sprinkling, if desired
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of brewed espresso
How to Prepare
Whisk half a cup of milk, Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over low heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Next, whisk the remaining milk and simmer, whisking continually, for 2 minutes.
Add in the espresso and continue to whisk until foamy (about a minute) and then pour the mixture into a mug. Sprinkle on extra pumpkin pie spice if you wish.
This delicious recipe makes a single serving and houses only 149 calories, 18 grams of carbs, and 15 grams of sugar. The SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Pumpkin Spice Sweet Drops™ definitely give a burst of pumpkin spice flavor and as little as two is as sweet as a teaspoon of sugar. Exclusively available online, each 2-ounce bottle houses 288 servings so get you some.
Recipe and image courtesy of SweetLeaf®.
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