Pumpkin Spice Latte Chip Blizzard THM-Fuel-Pull
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Chip Blizzard is Perfect for Fall!
Just because fall is here doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a healthy high-protein, sugar-free Blizzard! And what says fall better than Pumpkin Spice Latte?! If you like the Starbuck’s PSL, you’ll love the Pumpkin Spice Latte Chip Blizzard (and it’s so much healthier)! It’s sweet and spicy pumpkin spice in a rich and creamy coffee soft serve base with bits of rich, crunchy sugar-free chocolate chips. I personally love chocolate chips in pumpkin anything – breads, muffins, cookies, etc – so why not in a blizzard, too?! And it’s made with real pumpkin puree, too – gotta get your veggies 😉 – but the carbs are still low enough to be THM-Fuel-Pull! 🙌
What’s a Blizzard?
This recipe is basically an instant ice cream/soft-serve that you make in your blender! I have several other flavors, too – like Cookies and Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake, PB Cup, Mocha Chip, and Mint Chip! It reminds me of the DQ Blizzards I loved as a kid, but is actually healthy and can be enjoyed in any THM fuel type (except Deep S). It’s amazingly thick, creamy and satisfying, but without the sugar, fat or carbs. And high-protein, to boot!
It’s filling, too! Personally, I usually just make a half recipe at a time, and have alongside a veggie-filled/lean protein salad, and that’s plenty for me!
BUT AREN’T the CHOCOLATE CHIPs in the Pumpkin Spice Latte Chip Blizzard A THM-S FOOD?
To make this Pumpkin Spice Latte CHIP, sugar-free chocolate chips are added, which is normally a THM-S ingredient because of it’s relatively high fat content. However, a limited amount is used in this recipe, keeping the fat grams of the Pumpkin Spice Latte Chip Blizzard low enough that it can be enjoyed in either THM-FP or THM-E settings. Of course, you can also enjoy them in THM-S, as well – and, in that fuel setting, you don’t have to worry as much about the fat grams and can add as many sugar-free chocolate chips as you wish. Or, just make a half recipe but add the full amount of chocolate chips/chunks!
I make my own sugar-free chocolate chunks but Lily’s chocolate chips work great, too.
Another yummy, crunchy topping/stir-in option: Fuel-Pull Graham Cracker crumbs! 😋
When I first published this recipe, I was using homemade cold brewed coffee that I froze in ice cube trays for my Pumpkin Spice Latte Chip Blizzard. But I just discovered this product at Trader Joe’s. Normally I’m not a fan of instant coffee (I’m a bit of a coffee snob lol) but this is actually pretty good! I like adding 2 tsp to a half recipe instead of the cold brew ice cubes. If you don’t live near a TJ’s, there may be similar products in other stores or online.
For an even creamier blizzard, add gelatin!
I recently discovered that gelatin makes these blizzards even creamier (and doesn’t add any fat or carbs)! To prepare the gelatin, take a small ramekin or cup and pour-in 2 TBS of unsweetened almond milk. Slowly whisk-in 1-2 tsp of powdered gelatin (I use 1 tsp Great Lakes gelatin for a half-recipe). Allow to “bloom” for a few minutes. Then take another ramekin/cup and put the other 2 TBS of unsweetened almond milk in it and put in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Then pour hot almond milk into the gelatin mixture to “melt” it. Stir until there are no lumps.
To add to the blizzard, first blend the other ingredients (except ice and glucomannan) and then, with blender on, pour in the gelatin mixture. Then add glucomannan and then ice and so on, as recipe dictates.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Chip Blizzard THM-Fuel-PullCourse: THM-Fuel-Pull, Snack, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Celebrate fall with a Pumpkin Spice Latte Chip Blizzard! It’s low-carb, sugar-free, high-protein, and even THM-Fuel-Pull!
1/4 cup cottage cheese (I use 2% Daisy)
1/4 cup pasteurized egg whites* (I use Kirkland or Member’s Mark brand)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or use the “milk” for prepared gelatin – see above)
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
2-3 TBS sweetener*, to taste (I use Lakanto Golden)
1 TBS whey protein isolate, or more
4-8 drops liquid stevia to taste, optional
Splash of sugar-free maple syrup, optional but yummy!
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, or to taste
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp glucomannan
Sea salt to taste
6 – 12 oz frozen coffee (I use homemade cold brewed coffee that I freeze in ice cube tray) or 2 – 4 tsp Trader Joe’s Instant Cold Brew (see above), optional
Ice to preferred thickness
- Add all the blizzard ingredients – except the glucomannan, frozen coffee, ice, and chocolate chips/chunks – to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- With blender on high, add the glucomannan and blend until creamy.
- Add coffee ice cubes, then ice. This will be very thick so you may have to stir around a little to help break down all the ice.
- When it’s your preferred consistency, taste test and adjust flavors if needed.
- Then add your chocolate chips/chunks and blend to liking. For THM-FP, you can 22 Lily’s chocolate chips or 7 grams of my homemade chocolate chunks.
- Then pour and enjoy! Since this is mostly made of ice, it’s best eaten right away.
- If any ingredients appear to have a line through them, just click to side of ingredient (or on another ingredient) and the line should disappear. It’s a feature of the recipe plugin that allows people to cross off ingredients as they add them to a recipe. Also, the print feature of this plugin is a little wonky so always check over recipe print-outs to make sure all ingredients are included and correct. Another option is to copy and paste the recipe text and print through a different program.
- The macro breakdown is 182 calories, 8.7g net carbs, 4.8g fat, and 20.5g protein.
- I do not recommend using raw egg whites; only use pasteurized liquid egg whites. Most liquid egg whites sold in stores is pasteurized (but check the label). Raw egg whites can contain pathogens and also contain something called Avidin (which can lead to biotin deficiency). But pasteurized egg whites are safe to use right out of the carton and help make this Blizzard thick and creamy (and high protein). For more info, read this.
- For dairy-free, sub collagen (can use 2 TBS for more creaminess), add the optional gelatin, and omit the cottage cheese. Could possibly be made egg-free, as well (just sub more almond milk).
- If using a different sweetener, check out this sweetener conversion chart.
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories182
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
- Protein 20.5g 41%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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