Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino

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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 sallysbakingaddiction.com

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 sallysbakingaddiction.com

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 sallysbakingaddiction.com

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 sallysbakingaddiction.com

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.

  • Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino
  • Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino

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

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 cinnamon1
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1
    • light whipped cream, optional

    Special Equipment

    • Strong, powerful blender (I like this Ninja or this Vitamix)
    • 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 cinnamon1
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves1
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1
    • light whipped cream, optional

    Special Equipment

    • Strong, powerful blender (I like this Ninja or this Vitamix)

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.
    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.

Recipe Notes:

  1. Instead of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves - use 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.

This drink is naturally gluten free. Keep it vegan by using non-dairy milk and excluding whipped cream.

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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 sallysbakingaddiction.com

168 Comments

  1. I know this has nothing to do with pumpkin frappucinos but I lost your cookie dough cupcakes in my freezer for a few weeks do you think they are stil good because I don’t want to have to throw them out they were really good.

    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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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. 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. 🙂

  6. 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.

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

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. I love the fact that you provided the nutrition and a much better alternative for such a popular drink. The freezing of the mixture is genius 🙂 By the way you blog looks different right? I think really really good!

  9. 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!

  10. 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

    Pinned!

    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 🙂

  11. 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. 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!

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

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