Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino

Save calories AND money! Enjoy a delicious pumpkin spice frappuccino at home without the huge price tag and without all the calories, fat, and refined sugar.

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with only 67 calories. You're saving a TON of money and calories making it at home! Recipe at

How many pumpkin recipes can I make in the month of August? I don’t care what time of the year it is – I enjoy pumpkin all year long!

I have been anxiously waiting for my favorite coffee shops to bring back all of their delicious pumpkin coffee treats for months. I keep asking the man at Dunkin Donuts when pumpkin coffee will return and he may think I’m crazy. That being said, I took it upon myself to make my own pumpkin coffee treat. Icy, frozen coffee with pumpkin, cinnamon, spice, and everything nice. It’s thick, creamy, cool, and exactly what I’ve been yearning for the past 8 months.

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with only 67 calories. You're saving a TON of money and calories making it at home! Recipe at

Plus, my version (as written) isn’t an astronomical price, nor is it overloaded with refined sugars, fat, and calories. 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.

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with only 67 calories. You're saving a TON of money and calories making it at home! Recipe at

Making today’s skinny pumpkin treat is a bit out of the ordinary. You see, you can’t just mix hot coffee with ice, pumpkin, and spices. You’d be left with a very watery mish-mosh of slush. Not very frappuccino-ish.

So how can you make this thing the right way? Well, you have to begin by freezing a few ingredients into ice cubes. You’ll need an ice cube tray to do this. They’re probably less than $1 and trust me, you’ll get enough uses out of it. In an ice cube tray, freeze milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and some fall spices. You may use any kind of milk you prefer. I love baking with and drinking vanilla almond milk, so that is what I used. If you don’t care to sweeten your treat with maple syrup, try honey, agave, sugar, or your favorite sweetener. If you use stevia, a natural sweetener, your skinny frappe will have less calories.

The spices I used are ground cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. You may simply use pumpkin pie spice instead. Mix all of those ingredients together and freeze. Kevin was questioning my orange ice cubes. He totally thought this was weird… which, it is.

You’ll also need some cold coffee. Decaf or regular, flavored or unflavored – it won’t matter. The temperature of your coffee is so important though!  If you use warm or even room temperature coffee, the ice cubes will melt and become water, not creamy/slushy like you want. So use very cold coffee. You could also freeze your coffee into ice cubes. You’ll need some extra milk to fully blend the pumpkin ice cubes and the coffee ice cubes together. I just find it easier to use liquid cold coffee.

I make my pumpkin/milk ice cubes and brew a cup of coffee the night before. I freeze the cubes and keep the coffee in the refrigerator until I’m ready to use the next morning or afternoon. You know, whenever that pumpkin frappe craving hits. When the coffee is super cold and you’ve got your pumpkin milk ice cubes ready, blend them both together in your blender. At this point, taste your frappe. Does it need more sweetening? More spice? Add more maple syrup or spice and continue to taste, repeat as needed. I simply needed 3 Tablespoons of maple syrup total.

Top the creamy pumpkin spice frappe with whipped cream. This is completely optional, but oh-so-necessary in my world. This frappe is naturally gluten free and vegan. However, if you use dairy whipped cream, the drink will no longer be vegan. So keep that in mind if you follow a vegan diet.

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with only 67 calories. You're saving a TON of money and calories making it at home! Recipe at

This recipe can make 2 small frappuccinos or 1 VERY (very very very!) large.The large skinny frappuccino sweetened with maple syrup only has 217.5 calories – one large frappuccino sweetened with stevia (or other 0 calorie sweetener) only has 67.5 calories. This is compared to 630 calories from the coffee shop.

How’d I get that number?

  • 1.25 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk = 37.5 cals
  • 1.5 cups coffee = 0 cals
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree = 20 cals
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup = 150 cals
  • spices = 0 cals
  • 2 servings light whipped cream = 10 cals

If you choose to use a different sweetener, be sure to adjust the calories accordingly if you are counting. If you use stevia, a natural sweetener, your frappe will have less calories. To me, it’s not the calories, but the quality of ingredients going into my drink. Pumpkin flavor from pure pumpkin, not pumpkin syrups or flavorings. No excess sugar out of your control and you can use your favorite sweetener or low fat (dairy or non) milk.

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Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 hours, 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


Enjoy a delicious pumpkin spice frappuccino at home without the huge price tag and without all the calories, fat, and refined sugar.


  • 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*
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg*
  • optional: light whipped cream


  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.


  1. Special Tools: Strong, powerful blender like this Ninja or this Vitamix).
  2. Sweetener: You can also use an equal amount of honey, agave, or 4 packets stevia or other sweetener.
  3. Spices: Instead of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves – use 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.
  4. Gluten Free & Vegan: This drink is naturally gluten free. Keep it vegan by using non-dairy milk and excluding whipped cream.

Keywords: skinny pumpkin frappuccino, pumpkin spice frappuccino

Cheap, creamy, icy-cold, and perfect this time of year – well, for me? Any time of year. Now go freeze some pumpkin ice cubes and chill your cup o’ joe. You’re going to want one of these frappes ASAP!

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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with only 67 calories. You're saving a TON of money and calories making it at home! Recipe at


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  1. Jolene ( says:

    YES!!! This looks perfect – your photos are incredible! I also love anything “pumpkin” (well except that fact that it usually means summer is over) 🙂

    1. I know, pumpkin is so bittersweet for me. No more summer. 🙁 But this frappe is worth saying bye to summer!

  2. Hi Sally,
    If I use pumpkin spice, how much would I use?

    1. Hi Brandy – the recipe states 1.5 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice in the notes. But add more, to taste, if you’d like.

      1. Oops I didn’t read that far down. Thank you 🙂

  3. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says:

    I seriously can’t wait to make this, Sally. I love those coffee house drinks, but I never, ever buy them because they are so high calorie. This is my answer! And oh – we buy our coffee freshly ground from a local spice merchant, and they have THE BEST pumpkin spice coffee. I’m going to use that in this recipe – can’t wait!

    1. I looooooove pumpkin spice coffee. And I’m not surprised you do too Ashley! That coffee sounds amazing.

  4. I can’t even express in words how much I love pumpkin, especially the DD pumpkin coffee and Starbucks pumpkin latte! I definitely need to try this out at home and see how it compares 🙂 Thanks for starting pumpkin season a little early!

  5. Abbie @ Needs Salt says:

    This frappuccino looks fabulous! I love how you made it skinny and healthy. The color is so bright and festive, too! Pinned. 🙂

  6. Katy @ Katy's Kitchen says:

    Yum yum yum this is perfect! I can’t handle fraps in the winter because it’s way too cold, so I miss out on the pumpkin awesomeness. This is just perfect. And btw- love the new site design, so cute and clean!

    1. Thanks so much Katy – happy you like the new look. This is the perfect time of year for pumpkin frappes. It’s still warm and it’s when we all begin to crave pumpkin. At least that’s what I’m craving!

  7. You have made my day with this recipe!!! Oh my gosh…I am gonna be in heaven…all year round and not just the fall!!! Saving money and calories…love it!!! Love the new look of the website too.

    1. Thanks Lisa! Glad you like the redesign and enjoy this frappe!

      1. I finally made this pumpkin deliciousness…and I linked your recipe on my blog

      2. I just checked it out on your blog. Thank you so much for sharing! I am thrilled you love it as much as I do. 🙂

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    LOVE!!!!! I have been dying for the Starbucks version to come out. Now I can have it at home!

  9. You are going to freak, but I have never had a pumpkin coffee drink!! Or really any pumpkin drink!! I know, so insane. Especially, since I love pumpkin!! I cannot wait to try yours!! It sounds perfect!

    1. Oh Tieghan!! You must change that immediately. PLEASE go grab a pumpkin coffee, latte, etc or make this frappe. ASAP! And report back to me pleeeease.

  10. Heidi @ Food Doodles says:

    Yuuuummm! I gotta make this while it’s still warm 😀

    1. Let me know how you like it Heidi! Perfect beverage this time of year when pumpkin really wants to make an entrance 🙂

  11. Also by the way I don’t like coffee so do you think the frappucino would work without it if I added extra milk?

    1. I would suggest looking up a recipe for a pumpkin smoothie, which is what you would want if you don’t like coffee. You’d be left with slushy milk if you left out the coffee here.

  12. Alexis @ says:

    Yum, I never thought of drinking my pumpkin, I’ll have to give it a go.

  13. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Dang, I LOVE recipes like this! Awesome!

  14. Jennie @themessybakerblog says:

    I love this more than you’ll ever know. Thank you from the bottom of my pumpkin-loving heart.

  15. Archived…just sayin’!!!…..This is brilliance in a wine glass….Question for you Sally…Could I possibly have this for breakfast?!…Would you suggest adding anything for a protein quotient? I love almond milk…but does it have enough to get one to lunch? Thanks for any of your wise insight!

    1. Hi Donna – I can only speak for myself – but I would NOT be full at all after this drink. I usually have it with my breakfast or shortly before/after. It does not have any protein besides the milk. And I’m never full from coffee drinks.

  16. Ari @ Ari's Menu says:

    The ice cubes are 100% brilliant my friend. Loving every single thing about this ingredients list and would make it completely as is without changing a thing!

    1. Thanks Ari! You’ve got to try it.

  17. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Oh Sally, you just saved me a million trips to Starbucks by sharing this amazing recipe. I could have this ALL YEAR LONG! 🙂

  18. What a fantastic way to lighten an equally great drink! I know I will be making this at home soon.

    1. Let me know how you like it, Nik! Thanks.

  19. This is so amazing!!!!

  20. Ally @ The Cheery Baker says:

    I’m so glad I am not the only one already obsessed with pumpkin! This is my favorite time of year.. and this recipe will definitely be added to the list of pumpkin things to make this fall.

    And once again, your pictures are amazing!

    1. Thanks so much Ally! And if/when you do make it, let me know how you like it!

  21. This is a genius method, Sally! I’m so ready for one right now!!

  22. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    Sally this looks so good! I love that you made it skinny and used pumpkin and coffee 🙂 My fave ingredients.

    I have a skinny caramel frapp recipe and it’s one of my most popular this year! I have no doubt this little number will be VERY popular!

    I have a few recipes for pumpkin shakes and so forth in my cookbook – so far. We shall see how much gets edited out. Still not sure. lol


    1. THanks for pinning Averie!! I love frappuccinos and have to try your caramel one next. I remember seeing it a few months ago and I am not surprised it is so popular! Thanks for pinning 🙂

  23. Yes! I got a blog redesign. 🙂

  24. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says:

    oh my gosh – your method is genius!! This sounds so good! I LOVE that colorful cloth, so pretty! And I totally dig Dunkin Donuts pumpkin donut along with the coffee – I need a skinny version of that too 🙂

    1. skinny pumpkin donuts. I would LOVE one of those too!

  25. great idea!

  26. This looks absolutely amazing!! I love the ice cube idea and then blending it. I’ve never seen anything like that. Already shared this post with my friends. Just simply cannot get enough pumpkin in my life. Thank you

    1. Hi Ellese! Thanks so much for sharing. I hope that you enjoy the frappe!

  27. Have you tried this with cold brewed coffee? I would bet you’d need even less sweetener if you went that route.

    1. Hey Mara! I sure have. I actually did today. I still needed the same amount of sweetener though. Give it a shot and add your sweetener to taste. Enjoy!

  28. OMG. This is amazing, Sally!! This needs to be part of my life immediately . . . going to buy all the ingredients first thing tomorrow morning 🙂

  29. Oh my! I have my ice cubes and coffee chilling as we speak! Let me just tell you, the aroma from the milk/pumpkin/spice mixture is just heavenly- just like pumpkin pie! I had a bit of that mixture left over and I have it chilling in the fridge- I’m gonna stir in a spoonful or two in my usual cup if coffee in the (early) morning in place of my milk. Why not, right? Cannot wait to try that and the Frap! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hey Sarah! I do that with the leftover pumpkin/milk/spice mixture too! It’s amazing in hot coffee 🙂 Enjoy the frappe!!

  30. Loving this instant”Sally Classic”….Question for you?…Do you know if a maple-flavored stevia exists?…Or if there is a natural low-glycemic flavoring to give it that “fall-ish”, caramel-y taste without the insulin response? I have diabetic concerns…so just curious? I miss the flavor of real maple syrup, but alas, this is now out of the question.

    I have also heard of a product called “Kitul” syrup…is this a good option? Thank you for this frosty deliciousness…very well detailed and excellent tutorial!

    1. Donna, pick up a bottle of maple extract. It’s just like vanilla or peppermint extract and can be found in the baking aisle. I’m not sure if maple stevia exists.

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