During the Autumn months there’s nothing I like more than a hot drink, and my drink of choice is always a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. There’s something about the delicious spices and whipped cream that epitomise the season for me; if I wasn’t on a diet I could easily drink one every day.

Sadly I am on a diet and as such, I can’t drink one every day. I follow Slimming World so spend a lot of time coming up with ingenious hacks to lower the saturated fat content and ‘syns’ in everything I eat. The other day I came up with a really simple recipe for a Slimming World-friendly  pumpkin spiced-coffee and it was actually really tasty. Today I thought I would share the recipe with you. It’s great if,  like me, you’re following the Slimming World plan but want a tasty and low-syn treat to curb your coffee cravings or even if you’re just trying to save a few extra pounds – those Starbucks PSLs are expensive after all!


Before I share the recipe with you, I’d just like to preface it with a warning: I am not a Slimming World representative! And nor do I endorse or recommend it. This is something I have come up with myself and am sharing based on syn values I could find online – in short this is not Slimming World-approved.  

So, here’s everything I used:

For the Pumpkin Spice Recipe: (please note, this makes more than what you’ll need for one cup of coffee. Store the remainder away in a jar for future pumpkin spice coffees or bakes. I used half a tea spoon of this mix in my coffee.)

  1. 3 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  2. 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  3. 2 teaspoons of nutmeg
  4. 1.5 teaspoons of ground allspice
  5. 1.5 teaspoons of ground cloves


  1. Tesco low fat dairy squirty cream (0.5 syns for three level tablespoons)
  2. Nescafe coffee grounds (free)
  3. Skimmed milk (you’re allowed up to 250g if using as your HEA!)
  4. Sweeteners (free)

And there you have it – a really simple thing to make that tastes delicious and will cost you around 1.5 syns!


Let me know in the comments below if you give this one a go!


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