A fun, lightened up recipe of one of my favorite coffee drinks, because it’s not fall without a pumpkin spice latte, y’all!
The other day I was on Instagram and saw one of my friends had posted a picture of the Trader Joe’s pumpkin spice almond beverage. I, being the pumpkin lover that I am, was very intrigued and made a special trip the next day to TJ’s to get some. I am SO glad that I did! This stuff is amazing. It’s made with almond milk, real pumpkin and spices, making it the perfect pumpkin treat. And best of all? You can add it to coffee and have a healthier pumpkin spice latte for a fraction of the cost of one at Starbucks. Win-win!
I know that the almond beverage has sugar and other junk in it, but if you compare that to what you would buy at a chain coffee shop, I feel like it’s still the better choice. Most days I drink black coffee, so I feel like splurging every now and then doesn’t hurt a thing!
The trick to making this latte frothy and creamy was my little AeroLatte milk frother. My brother bought me this a few years ago (back when I added creamer/milk to my coffee all the time), and it’s amazing! It’s easy to use, portable, and works every time. To get the perfect consistency, you just need to warm your milk up (I microwaved my pumpkin spice almond drink for 1 minute) and start frothin’. I like to heat mine up in a pint-sized mason jar, tilt it, and start from the bottom and go up. The farther up you go and the longer you stay there, the more foam you will create. It’s so much fun! The frother also comes with a guide on how to use it, which helped me a ton when I first got it.
Are you a fan of PSLs? Have you ever tried a lightened up version before? Let me know in the comments!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
A delicious lightened up version of your favorite fall drink!
- 1 cup brewed black coffee
- 1/4 cup pumpkin spice almond beverage (from Trader Joe’s)
- Dash cinnamon*
- Coconut sugar*
- Warm the almond beverage in the microwave for 1 minute or until warm.
- Froth the milk up with the frother until creamy and foamy.
- Gently pour into the coffee and stir together. Add coconut sugar if needed.
- Top with some cinnamon, and enjoy!
- *These ingredients are optional! I didn’t need the sugar, because I’m not a big fan of super sweet drinks.