Take all the best flavors of the Pumpkin Spice Latte and turn it into low carb ice cream! Cool, creamy and a whole lot healthier, this keto dessert recipe will satisfy all your cravings.
When I was heading to the hospital to have my third child, I took my husband by the hand, looked deep into his eyes, and made him swear on all he holds dear that he would bring me a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks after the baby was born. I’d spent that late summer and early fall in PSL withdrawal due to gestational diabetes and I wanted one, a big one, practically the minute the baby had made her way into the world. I was determined to have one, even if I had to hightail my johnny-clad postpartum body down the street to the nearest Starbucks myself. Good man that he is, he swore he would do as I asked and he followed through. It might have been the best cup of coffee I’d ever had and I didn’t care one iota about the sugar I was putting in my body. I’d denied myself many a treat over the course of my pregnancy and as I was slender and fit, we all thought my blood sugar issues would resolve the minute the baby was born Which it did, only to reappear six or so months down the road. But that Pumpkin Spice Latte will live forever in my memory.
The thing is that I don’t really miss them all that much anymore. I still love my Starbucks but I usually just get my tall coffee (half caf), add a good dollop of cream and head out the door. Sometimes I might splurge for a whole milk cappuccino. But the PSL no longer has the kind of power over me that it used to do. I can imagine that were I to taste one now, I’d realize that it was horrifically sweet and didn’t really taste much like real pumpkin spice should. So I’d rather it live on in my memory as something I used to love.
That doesn’t mean I can’t make my own low carb, not overly sweet and full of flavour version, which I have done on several occasions. And that doesn’t mean I can’t take the spirit of the famous drink and turn it into other delicious and far healthier treats. Given that it was BLAZING hot here during the first week of September, taking those delicious fall flavours and packing into a cold creamy treat was practically a necessity. Fall and summer in one bite. Delicious!
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