Updated June 2022 by Serena Bansal BSc Hons RD
Fancy a healthy pumpkin spiced winter warmer that won’t keep you up at night?
This recipe was inspired by the typical high street drink which contains around 50g of sugar (10 teaspoons) and 380 calories in just a medium sized cup. Not only this, but the caffeine content will keep you up – not ideal for a bed time drink.
With a few simple changes such as avoiding flavoured syrups and instead using actual pumpkin with a natural sugar, it was easy to get a similar taste with the calories.
From previous experiences, I have avoided the laborious task of peeling and cooking a fresh pumpkin. Stead, opting for canned pumpkin puree which can be found with the American foods in the international foods section of any large supermarket.
200mls lactose free milk
2 tbs pumpkin puree
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon stevia (or other sweetener)
1 cinnamon stick for decoration (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients apart from the sweetener together apart from the sweetener
- Heat in a microwave for 1-2 minutes on high (stirring in-between).
- Add sweetener to own taste
- Enjoy your pumpkin spiced winter warmer!
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