I admit I used to be a serious PSL drinker...and every time October rolls around I tell myself I'm going to create my own version of the Starbucks drink. I never did, until now. I actually went out and bought a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte to refresh myself what it actually tasted like. My initial reaction was $4.45!?!?? FOUR DOLLARS AND FORTY FIVE CENTS!? What an exorbitant amount of money. Then I tasted it. Holy cow was it SWEET. Way too sweet for my liking these days. If you follow the Ancestral Junkie philosophy of nutrition, you would think it's too sweet too. If you are new to the high fat/low carb life, rest assured this new PSL tastes pretty damn good for almost no sugar and carbs....and I promise after a few sips you won't even miss the original version.
- 1 TBLS grassfed butter
- 4 TBLS organic, full fat coconut milk*
- 1/2 TSP organic vanilla extract (Use vanilla bean powder if Whole 30) - to be honest, sometimes I just go for the vanilla extract even if I'm doing Whole 30. Shhh. Don't tell anyone.
- 1/4-1/2 TSP pumpkin pie spice**
- 1/2 TBLS organic pumpkin puree (If you don't want to go buy a whole can just for this, you could live without it)
- 1-2 TSP of sweetener (Xylitol, Stevia or Swerve); 2 tsp was plenty for me!*** (OMIT THE SWEETENER IF YOU ARE WHOLE 30)
- Organic coffee brewed to your preference (I make 16 oz thermos full with 1.5-2 tbls ground coffee)
- Brew coffee. I'm partial to my french press
- While coffee is brewing, add the rest of the ingredient into a large mason jar.
- When coffee is done, pour into the jar and blend with an immersion blender.
- If you're doing dairy, option to top with some homemade whipped cream and sprinkled cinnamon
*For a creamier version use grass-fed heavy whipping cream if you are not Whole 30/Paleo
**Made of 5 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp ginger, 1 tsp clove, 1/4 tsp nutmeg
***1 packet = 1 tsp; also, I prefer xylitol :)