Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Like many Starbucks lovers, I get giddy each fall when the PSL returns to stores. Unfortunately, they are far from slimming. Here is a recipe that I just tried (drinking it right now, in fact) that tastes delicious for about 1/3 of the calories. This makes 2 servings.

4 tbls coffee
1 tbls pumpkin pie spice
2 1/2 cups of water
Light vanilla soy milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk OR cow's milk with a dash of vanilla extract

1. Combine the coffee grounds and pumpkin pie spice. Use either a French press or a coffee machine with paper filters (other types of machines may clog from the spice).
2. Brew with 2 1/2 cups of water.
3. Split the coffee between two cups and fill the remainder with your milk. Enjoy!

Note: Depending on how hot you like your coffee, you can heat the milk in the microwave or in a pan on the stove.