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I went to starbuck this morning to find out my FAVORITE fall drink is back on the menu: the pumpkin spice latte.

However, with over 300 cals and uquestionable carbs/sugar in a tall, I'l definitey be passing on this indulgence for awhile. I just re-started this week & am still experimenting with the flavors, does anyone have any ideas how to make a medifast friendly version?.

Thanks!..

Comments (41)

Your question was: How to make Starbucks Pumpkin Latte Medifast friendly?.

I could be wrong but I think DaVinci syrup USED to have a pumpkin pie SF syrup. You might want to check their site...

Comment #1

Would you put the Pumpkin Pie spice into Chai Latte or maybe a Vanilla Shake or pudding?.

Lin..

Comment #2

Da vinci's does make a sugar free. I got mine at netrition.com.

YUM..

Comment #3

Cool site kaziethink I'm going to be ordering from them. Thanks...

Comment #4

Yes!!! Wow they have a lot of flavors...this is great! thanks =)..

Comment #5

What about putting fresh ground nutmeg and cinnamin in a vanilla shake?..

Comment #6

Oooohhh... This thread was just what I was looking for. Yay for the "Search" tab it works!.

Okay, so my daughter and I really love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Soy Lattes. Too bad it doesn't come in sugar free at least that would be a start. So, I'm just wondering... Can all of us here pool our ideas and come up with a satisfying Medifast version? I've only done straight Medifast meals, just varying the amounts of water and using hot sauce and black pepper. I haven't done any Medifast recipes, so I feel pretty inexperienced with this. That's why I thought we could put our test kitchens to work, so to speak, and create a workable recipe.



Torani makes a sugar-free pumpkin pie spice syrup. I think I read that DaVinci does as well, and Capella has a gingerbread flavor and a pumpkin pie flavor. Would those work best, or try cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or pumpkin pie spice?.

I picked up some Starbucks Via today, thanks to finding out about it on another thread. LOL, I don't even know if Pumpkin Spice Latte has coffee in it or not! (Showing my coffee ignorance here! ) Does anyone know the Nutrition Facts on Via? Should we assume 1 carb per packet? Hmmmm... French Vanilla or Chai Latte. Guess I'll try them both. Does Walden Farms make any pumpkin products? Maybe a dollop of WF marshmallow dip would give a rich and creamy texture..

Hot or cold? I think I could handle making it cold in my personal blender plenty of experience there! One of my fave Medifast meals is chocolate pudding shake! How would I make it for a hot drink with no lumps? I've heard that blenders explode making hot drinks is that true? Or is it just an Medifast urban legend??? LOL! Seriously, can I make hot drinks in my MB-style blender? If not, what's the procedure? Oh, and I guess this is pretty important making sure it's OP and how to figure condiments, fats, etc..

Okay, that's as far as I can go with this. Guess it's time to whip out the blender and go to town. Yum! This'll be breakfast. Thanks, y'all, for listening in. Happy Fall!..

Comment #7

I made one tonight in the blender with:.

1 pkg Medifast cappuccino.

1/2 tsp Davinci SF Pumpkin Pie syrup.

1/2 tsp Davinci SF Ginger bread syrup.

Dash of cinnemon.

Dash of pumpkin pie spice.

Handfull of ice.

12-16 oz water.

I always drink those in a straw because the foam tastes funny..

But otherwise it was delightful...

Comment #8

This looks great - I am gonna try this one in the morning!..

Comment #9

I have both the SF pumpkin spice syrup or I put pumpkin capella drops. Either works great, I have just lately perferred the capella drops since they do not require so much storage space. At one point I had over 15 flavors of those syrups.. LOL and those bottles last a long time...

Comment #10

Maybe it's just me, but the chai tea latte tastes like a very close approximation of my beloved Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Especially when mixed with flavored coffee. It just so happens my favorite coffee shop has pumpkin pie flavored coffee this week so, with the chai tea latte mixed in, it's perfect..

Maybe I've been 100% OP too long and Medifast food is starting to taste like regular food to me? Either way, I'm happy to have a close approximation that is easy to make...

Comment #11

Great idea! It didn't occur to me to use pumpkin flavored coffee!!! I'll have to keep my eyes open for it..

I tried the chai with Starbucks Via, mixed in a blender and nuked for a couple minutes. Good, but probably better with pumpkin flavored syrup..

Thanks for the ideas, everyone!..

Comment #12

The only reason I used cappuccino was because I do not have any chai latte. I can't order too much Medifast stuff at a time because I get overwhelmed and (i know this sounds wierd) too many choices make me more likely to fall off plan. Sooo.... until I am finished with all my cappuccino's, I can't order any chai latte...

Comment #13

News flash coffee lovers! Millstone has their holiday collection out in stores - today I saw Peppermint, Gingerbread and Pumpkin Spice coffee. I bought a bag of Pumpkin Spice. Haven't had their holiday flavors before so I'm excited to try this with chai tea latte at home.

Let me know if you try any of the other flavors and come up with latte substitutes!..

Comment #14

Not sure where you live but the Mobil stations like Mobil on the Run where they have many flavored coffees have a Pumpkin Spice coffee which is very good and sugar free...

Comment #15

Sorry I didn't take long enough to look but now I see you live in Houston. Do they have Mobil's on the Run?..

Comment #16

Mmmmmmm..... I'm sipping a nice cup of pumpkin pie chai latte..

Here's what I did: I mixed a packet of chai latte with about 4 oz. of water and a dollop of Walden Farms marshmallow dip in my personal blender, poured it in a mug, and filled with Archer Farms Pumpkin Pie Spice coffee (from Target)..

It's good! Maybe a touch too sweet for my taste next time I'll try a bigger mug and more coffee. I'll also try again without the WF dip. That's probably where the extra sweetness is coming from, but I thought it would add creaminess. The overall effect is close to SBPSL at least in the same "neighborhood" of flavors, if not a true copycat recipe. This is definitely gonna be a winter favorite for me..

Hmmm. I'd still like to try it with pumpkin SF syrup, but haven't found it yet in our area..

Are y'all sure my blender will explode if I mix the chai latte directly with hot coffee in my blender??? Or is this just an Medifast urban legend?.

Anyone else have more ideas to share? Thanks! And happy mug-hugging, chill-chasing, winter blues-beating, OP sipping to you all!!!..

Comment #17

Oh yum....I just had a momentum capp, with ice, and.

SF pumpkin pie syrup and SF vanilla syrup (tsp each) blended in my MB....

Yum, yum, yum!..

Comment #18

I love the pumpkin spice latte as well... but I didn't have any Medifast cappucino or chai latte, so I tried my own version this morning that turned out really good IMHO..

1 Medifast Vanilla Shake.

6 oz very strong brewed Gevalia Pumpkin Spice coffee (used about 2x the coffee I normally would since latte's normally use espresso).

1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice.

1 pkt Splenda.

I made a vanilla shake last night with 3/4 c water and let it sit overnight. I always do this with Medifast foods that require water. Brewed the coffee this morning, mixed in the shake, spice and Splenda. The cold shake made the coffee cold, so I heated it back up in the microwave.

It's been a while since I've had a pumpkin spice latte from Starbuck's, so I'm not sure how close it really was, but I really enjoyed it. Now I just need to order more Vanilla Shakes!..

Comment #19

Oh, espresso. Duh!!! I love drinking it, but I'm not so good at figuring out how to replicate it. LOL! Okay, so I'll make my pumpkin coffee super strong next time. Been making it on the weaker side since a co-worker told me flavored coffees are better made weak rather than strong. Thanks for the lesson!..

Comment #20

Only thing I can think is to try and find a SF pumpkin spice syrup. Good luck. I have seen sugared ones but never the SF. You could just try pumpkin pie spice and see if that helps any...

Comment #21

I could be wrong but I think DaVinci syrup USED to have a pumpkin pie SF syrup. You might want to check their site...

Comment #22


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