Best Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Calling all pumpkin spice latte lovers… the pumpkins are ripe on the vine, but you can make this great tasting low carb pumpkin spice latte recipe all year - and keep it all natural, with no artificial ingredients whatsoever and low-carb legal.
A normal coffeehouse latte - 16 oz. - is loaded with artificial ingredients, has 380 calories and 52 carbs! This delicious latte recipe is all natural, contains only 96 calories and just 1-1/2 carbs. It has a nice shot of protein in it too… You do the math.
Don’t skip the heating-the-pumpkin step though… you don’t want it to taste like raw squash… it only takes a minute to heat the pumpkin. This low carb recipe is simple, fast and delicious. Just grab a couple of mugs, a small whisk and you’re good to go. Don’t care for pumpkin? See below variation for a great basic low carb latte.
- 1 tablespoon canned pure pumpkin (like Libby's)
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or below alternative)
- 1 tablespoon Carb Counters™ Gluten Free Whip It Up™ Instant Dessert Maker
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream or whipping cream
- 3/4 Cup very hot water
- 1/2 Cup strong, freshly brewed hot coffee
- 2 teaspoons Sugar Not™ Spoonful™ Natural Sugar Replacement with Fiber
- 2 Shakes of black pepper (pinch)
Makes one 16 ounce latte, recipe may be doubled.
In large microwave safe mug, stir the spice and black pepper into the pumpkin and heat on high for a minute – until hot and bubbly; or heat in tiny saucepan on stove and place in large mug - set aside.
Cook’s Tip: Whisking the Carb Counters™ Gluten Free Whip It Up™ Instant Dessert Maker in a cup creates a foamy blend quickly. Choose a cup or glass instead of a bowl for a fast “blender immersion effect” when whisking smaller amounts of liquid.
In another cup or mug, whisk the Whip It Up™and cream into ¾ cup very hot water (from the tap is fine) for a minute, until well blended. Stir hot, freshly brewed coffee into pumpkin/spice blend in the large mug. Pour in the Whip It Up™/cream mixture and stir lightly. Makes one all natural latte at just 1-1/2 net carbs. Enjoy!
Want extra Topping?
To add a foamy top or to “draw designs on top”, whisk together 1 additional teaspoon Whip It Up™ with 1 tablespoon hot water and spoon on top… or top with whipped cream, if desired, plus a dusting of spice blend.
Spices Alternative #1:
No pumpkin pie spice?
Make up 3 teaspoons of spice blend:
1-3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon cloves
Spice Alternative #2:
Use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon ginger in this recipe.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Use unsweetened Almond Milk or other milk alternative in place of cream and water. Add appropriate amount of low carb sweetener to taste.
Use a shot or two of espresso in place of freshly brewed strong coffee.
Add additional spice blend as desired.
For Basic Coffee Latte:
Simply omit pumpkin, spices and black pepper. Add Carb Counters™ Gluten Free Whip It Up™ Instant Dessert Maker /cream blend directly to hot, fresh brewed coffee and add sweetener to taste.