Sugar-free pumpkin spice latte recipe

Easy to make Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe.

When autumn rolls around, it’s time to break out everything pumpkin spice. This sugar-free Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe is super easy to make and fast. No complicated instructions that you need to try and remember. This is just yummy, just like our Sugar-Free Caramel Latte recipe.

If you are anything like me, you like to have a supply of ingredients on hand for when the cravings hit. Jordan’s Skinny syrups are one of those must-have staples that I always have in my diabetic-friendly pantry. I like to have a collection of different flavours, for whenever the mood strikes.

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Easy to follow Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe

Many recipes I have seen use pumpkin puree, but we are going to make this as low carb as possible and with the least amount of work. We absolutely love the Jordan’s Skinny Syrups. Why would I use pumpkin puree and have the extra carbs and calories when I can use Pumpkin Spice Jordan Skinny Syrup and have 0 carbs and 0 calories. The only carbs in this recipe will come from milk.

Best Sugar-Free, 0 Carb Syrups

Jordan’s Skinny Syrups are a must-have for every diabetic-friendly pantry. They are perfect for making specialty coffee, lattes and I even use them in sauces.

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Jump to the instructions How to make a Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Making the espresso

An old Italian friend of mine says that the best espresso is made on the stovetop. I never believed him, because I thought that the machine was always best. I tried the machine, a french press and a Moka pot and compared the taste of all three. After comparing the three methods, I’ve decided that he was definitely right. The Moka Pot won hands down.

If you don’t have an espresso machine or Moka pot, try traditional Italian espresso by making it in a Moka Pot. I have both, an espresso machine and a Moka pot and I prefer the taste that comes from using the Moka Pot.

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What about the french press?

You can make espresso in a french press, but I find it messy. The french press is usually a glass carafe with a plunger with a strainer attached.

To use a French press, you pour the hot water over the grounds, let it sit and then push the plunger down, which pushes the grounds to the bottom. I always find that some of the grounds always make it into the coffee, but it is certainly doable.

I also find that the flavour is not a full-bodied as the machine or Moka pot. I assume that is because the water temperature cools quickly and there is no pressure on the grounds.

If you chose to go the route of using a french press, I recommend the Bodum brand. I have had a couple of these over the years and found, that they make good coffee and are great for travelling. (sorry but hotel coffee stinks!)

Making the espresso in a machine.

If you have a machine and this is your preferred method, go for it. I love the De’Longhi espresso machine. It makes great espresso and their brand lasts and lasts and is high quality.

All espresso machines work basically the same way. You fill the cup with espresso ground coffee, secure it and the water is forced through the grounds under pressure. When the espresso is finished you will have a small dried brick of grounds (sort of) Most espresso machines also have a milk frother arm attached. the arm allows steam to be forced through a nozzle, into milk, which steams and froths the milk.

What is the difference between espresso beans and regular coffee beans?

Espresso beans are just coffee beans that have been roasted for a longer period than a mild roast or regular. You can actually use espresso grind in a regular coffee machine, for a strong bold cup of coffee.

The longer roasting time removes some of the bitterness and acidity and results in a much smoother and intense coffee flavour.

Espresso beans are ground finer than regular coffee. The finer grind results in a bolder flavour when the water and steam are forced through the grounds. If grinding your own, make sure you grind for espresso or extra-fine grind.

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Espresso beans will have an oily appearance. As the beans are roasted longer, oils are released from the bean. The longer they roast, the oilier the bean will look.

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Caffeine Content in espresso.

Contrary to popular belief, espresso has less caffeine than a regular medium roast coffee. The longer roasting time for the beans removes some o the caffeine.

The lighter the roast the higher the caffeine content.

How to make espresso using a Moka Pot

The Moka Pot is used on the stovetop. It is a three-section pot, consisting of a bottom water reservoir, grounds filter and a top reservoir.

  • Fill the bottom water reservoir of the Moka Pot with water to the fill line
  • Fill the coffee filter with ground espresso coffee. (If you are using a grinder see notes below on grinding coffee beans), and place them onto the water reservoir. The grounds should be level with the top of the filter.
  • Place the filter into the water reservoir.
  • Screw on the top coffee reservoir onto the water reservoir.
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Bialetti Moka Pot
  • As the water begins to boil you will hear the bubbling anfd then the sound of the coffee being forced up the upper reservoir stem.
  • Do not leave your pot unattended. Once the pot is hot, it takes only a couple of minutes to complete the espresso-making process and you don’t want an empty pot on the burner.
  • You will hear the water coming up through the stem and once the sounds die down, turn off the heat.
  • Do not disassemble before pouring.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

Pour one ounce of Jordan’s Skinny Pumpkin Spice Syrup flavouring into your latte mug.

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Pour Skinny syrup into a latte mug

Make the espresso ( instructions above for using a Moka Pot)

Pour espresso into a large Latte mug with the skinny syrup.

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Pour espresso over the pumpkin spice syrup.
  • Heat 1 cup of skim milk. (30 seconds to 1 minute on high in the microwave is good)
  • The milk should be steamy hot but not boiling.

Using your milk frother, submerge the frother into the milk and froth until the milk is foamy and light. The milk and froth will be double or triple in volume, be sure to have a large enough container to accommodate the increased volume.

Pour the steamed milk over the espresso.

Grate some fresh cinnamon onto the top of the latte using a spice grater and a cinnamon stick or sprinkle the top of the Latte with pumpkin pie spice.

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grate cinnamon over the latte

Nutritional Value for This Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Using our ingredients there are 90 Calories and 12 grams of carbs and 8 grams of protein. (this is just the milk)

For one ounce of espresso, there are 2 calories and 0 carbs. There are 0 carbs and 0 calories in Jordan’s Skinny Syrup.

For other types of milk, such as almond milk, soy milk or whole milk, just use the nutritional values of the milk to calculate the carbs (insulin to carbs ratio if needed for bolus)

Enjoy your Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte.

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