Thank you to my friend Sarah for finding this recipe for me to share… it looks so yummy with it’s stuff and cream in it..hahaha
A small pumpkin spice frappe from Starbucks has 300 calories, 11 grams fat, 48 grams carbs and 47 grams sugar! A medium has 460 calories and a large has 630 calories. Whoa.
You bet your bottom dollar I’ll be sippin’ this lightened-up treat 12 months of the year. My skinny jeans will be thankful.
- 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 whipped cream, optional
Brew the coffee. Pour coffee into a large mug and refrigerate overnight. Coffee MUST be very cold.
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.
Once coffee is cold and pumpkin ice cubes are frozen, add 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.
I am so glad I decided to dress up today.. I just had this feeling. Yeah.. normally I throw on a little make up and go but today.. I got dressed up and guess what??? I saw him! I stopped at my normal coffee spot before work and he was there… and in uniform… oh.. he looks so good in that uniform. I literally get butterflies when I see him.. I feel like a giddy teenager… of course then reality hits me, like this morning. Jackson came over and told me good morning and as soon as we started chatting about how random it was to run into each other there.. my freaking phone went off. It was Craig wanting to know where Brianna’s phone was because she couldn’t find it.. Why the hell would I know? Its not my phone, it’s hers.. my guess is it’s in her room on silent.. go look for it. I hang up and try to resume my conversation with hottie cop and BAM.. my phone goes off again. Jackson just smiled politely and said he hoped to see me again and wished me a good day… he’s so cute..
What am I doing??? I’m an old married woman.. I need to just realize that he’s only being nice to the middle aged woman and stop acting like a giddy little girl…
Well today is day 6 of 30 on being thankful. Today I am thankful for Coffee. COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE.. oh how i love the smell of it brewing, the taste of it on my tongue.. I love it hot, or over ice. I love as much as sex… yeah, I love it that much. I thought I was destined to a life without coffee, but YAY my stomach started tolerating it again, and thank God because the bodies were starting to pile up on me and it was getting hard to keep hiding them.
So here is to COFFEE… may it forever be brewing someone near me!
Coffee cup icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My favorite flavor is French Vanilla, followed closely by Hazelnut…just in case you wanted to buy me a coffee gift..hint hint.. My machine takes the K Cups..and Christmas is coming..