The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is wildly popular with more than 424 million sold a year
But dietitians will say, drink in moderation – it packs a sugary punch.
We asked Jennifer Cleveland, registered dietitian at Baylor College of Medicine, to whip us up something "guilt free".
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
½ cup 2% or whole milk, divided
1 tbsp. canned pumpkin puree
1 tsp. pure maple syrup
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 serving brewed coffee or espresso
Suggested tool: Handheld milk frother
In a tall, microwave safe glass, combine ¼ cup milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. Microwave for 10-15 seconds to warm. Use handheld milk frother to blend. In your coffee cup, combine the milk mixture and coffee or espresso. In a separate glass, froth remaining ¼ cup milk. Top coffee mixture with foam and enjoy!
Dairy-free substitution: unsweetened soy milk or oat milk