Saturday, October 13, 2007

A little sip of Heaven!

I found a delightful recipe posted over on Bridgets site and decided to make it. I figured out the ww points of a lower fat version which ultimately results in low points. I have come up with a version that only comes to 2 points!

Here is Bridget's version:

Pumpkin Spice Lattes:

makes 2 cups

  • 1 level tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar (packed and leveled)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups strong coffee (brewed using 2 tbs per 1 cup of water)
  • 4 tablespoons Coffeemate liquid creamer (either plain or any flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar

Begin brewing coffee.

In a blender puree the milk, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar and vanilla. Pour into a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the milk is warm and begins to froth slightly. (About 4-5 minutes.) Remove from heat.

For each serving: Pour 1/2 cup of the pumpkin mixture into your coffee mug. Add 2 generous tablespoons of Coffeemate creamer. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, then add 1 cup of brewed coffee. Add sugar. Serve immediately.

MY VERSION: (recipe split in 1/2 would equal these points)

** instead of whole milk, I used 1 % (1 point)

** pumpkin, spices, and coffee are 0 points

** 1 tsp of Splenda's: Brown Sugar Blend (0 points) 1 tsp of this equals same sweetness of regular plain brown sugar.

** Coffee-mate sugar free Hazelnut creamer--(2 tablespoons is 1 point)

sprinkled some splenda on top instead of sugar

** I did not put any whip cream on top, but I think that stuff in the spray can is not very high in points...I will need to check into that!!

YUM!! (maybe not as rich and creamy as the original but great flavor and since I always order my drinks at Starbucks with lowfat milk, I am used that consistency! As another note, I might add a little extra pumpkin to my next batch.

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Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I bet it was good, and I'd like knowing I could control what goes in mine. It's all about making better choices for me. But, having said that, you know what? The Pumpkin Spice Latte is the only thing at Starbucks that I have never liked! Go figure :)

Glad you tried it and shared your recipe with us!

Karen said...

This looks yummy, Kim. Thanks for sharing. I've fallen so far off the wagon, the dust has already settled. You're doing great, especially the working out 3 days a week! Good for you!