Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Home

I stock up on pumpkin puree when it comes out in stores during Fall. I know people say that grocery stores carry it all year but I just can't take the chance on it not being there when I have a craving! I saw everyone's Instagram and Facebook pictures about "Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks!" Unfortunately there is not a Starbucks near my and we are on this "budget" again...So Starbucks was not happening. I thought about that pumpkin I had hoarded in my pantry. Hmmm, could I do it? I was going to try. It was delicious! Really, I made them every day until my pumpkin ran out! Well, until that particular can ran out. I have more hoarded for a rainy day.

Try this out. You will not be disappointed.

This recipes makes two servings

 3 TBSP pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 TBSP Sugar
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 TBSP vanilla extract (use the real stuff)
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup strong brewed coffee or espresso ( I make the coffee in a french press and use the amount of coffee that I normally would but only half of the water)
Whipped cream


Heat milk, sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla over medium until steaming hot but not boiling. Stir often

Brew coffee in the meantime.

Froth milk mixture with a milk frother.

Add 1/2 cup of coffee to a mug and the half of the frothed milk mixture. Top with desired amount of whipped cream. Mmmmmmm Drink, pretend that it's Fall already, that you have a sweater on and a fire going.

1 comment:

  1. o m gggg... make this for me when we come next time!! :)