The frappuccino has been uniting people since Zoolander, and the best time to sip on this cool beverage is when they add a little pumpkin to the frothy mix. Our love for this fall pastime is only hindered by the way it drains our bank accounts and increases our waistlines. One of these babies from Starbucks can add an extra 630 calories to your day, but the alternative we made below is a guilt free treat at 68 calories! So Pumpkin Spices, follow the recipe below to save your cash and alleviate the guilt about drinking your calories.
-12 oz (1 1/2 C.) COLD coffee
-10 oz (1 1/4 C.) unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any other milk, but it will change the calorie count)
-1/4 C. pumpkin puree
-3 Tablespoons pure maple sugar (may also use honey or agave)
-1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
-fat free whipped cream (optional)
Brew the coffee and refrigerate overnight. THE COFFEE MUST BE COLD!
Whisk together milk, pumpkin, maple sugar, and pumpkin pie spice together. Pour mixture into ice cubes and freeze.
Once the pumpkin ice cubes are frozen and the coffee is cooled, add both elements into a blender and blend on high until smooth and icy.
If the mixture isn’t blending well, add more milk or add extra spices if you want more of a kick and continue to blend. Pour into cup, top with whip cream if desired, and serve immediately. Kiss your Starbucks goodbye, because this frappuccino is your new best friend.