Skinny Starbucks Inspired Holiday Drinks

Posted by Elizabeth Allen on

When it comes to coffee, follow this guide to find out what to Sip and what to Skip during the holiday season!
Skinny Starbucks Inspired Pumpkin Spice Latte
 
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1½ tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ cup strongly brewed coffee-I used Starbuck Veranda K-cup
  • light whipped cream and cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish (if desired)
Instructions:
  1. Brew coffee
  2. In a small saucepan combine pumpkin, almond milk, vanilla, sugar, and spice and heat over medium heat until steaming-do not boil.
  3. Pour pumpkin mixture over coffee and top with whipped cream and cinnamon or nutmeg if desired.

 

Skinny Starbucks Inspired Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (12 oz) cold coffee
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (10 oz) unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk)
  • 1/4 cup (57 grams) pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (or equal amount of honey, agave, or 4 packets stevia or other sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • light (or fat free) whipped cream, optional

Directions:

  1. Brew the coffee. Pour coffee into a large mug and refrigerate overnight. Coffee MUST be very cold.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the milk, pumpkin, sweetener of choice, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg together until combined.  Pour into ice cube tray and allow to freeze.
  3. Once coffee is cold and pumpkin ice cubes are frozen, add everything to your blender and blend on high until smooth and icy.  Add more milk if your blender isn't blending it well.  Taste the frozen drink and add more sweetener or spices if needed. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.

Additional Notes:

  1. Instead of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves - use 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.
  2. This drink is naturally gluten free. Keep it vegan by using non-dairy milk and exclude whip cream.
  3. If you're counting calories and want to use a different sweetener, you can use stevia. you can also use pumpkin flavor from pure pumpkin.

 

 Skinny Starbucks Inspired Eggnog Latte

  • ½ cup lite eggnog
  • ¼ cup non-fat milk
  • ½ tsp. stevia or 1 tbsp sugar (to taste)
  • ¼ cup brewed espresso or very strong coffee
  • Sprinkle nutmeg
Instructions: makes one cup
  1. Brew coffee/espresso and place in mug
  2. In a small pan, add eggnog, milk and sugar. Whisk together until heated and frothy, about 2 - 3 minutes. Pour into mug with coffee.
  3. Garnish with nutmeg and or fat free whip cream
  4. For a cocktail add ½ shot of rum ;)

Skinny Starbucks inspired Eggnog Frapp

Ingredients

  • ½ cup lite eggnog
  • ¼ cup non-fat milk
  • ½ tsp. stevia or 1 tbsp sugar (to taste)
  • ½ cup brewed espresso or very strong coffee, cold
  • 5 ice cubes
  • **Toppings**
  • 2 tbsp. fat free whip cream, fat free
  • Sprinkle nutmeg
Instructions
  1. In a blender add all the ingredients except for your toppings and process until smooth. Pour into a cup and top with whip cream and nutmeg.
  2. Enjoy!

Skinny Starbucks Inspired Hot Chocolate, served cold!

 Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk, frozen into ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk, cold
  • 1/4 cup fat free whipped cream
  • 1 tbsp. dark chocolate shavings

Instructions

  1. Blend the chocolate ice cubes and the chocolate milk together until smooth (for a thicker frozen hot chocolate, use a higher ice to chocolate milk ratio).
  2. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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