Monday, October 28, 2013

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Once the crisp air of fall rolled in, I had an instantaneous craving--one that you are probably familiar with. I could not wait to have a pumpkin spice latte from a certain coffee joint! And, yes, I did indulge. Soon afterward, I discovered a Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe by Amy Jamieson on People's website. To add to my excitement, the recipe truly used pumpkin--not just the spices. Having just cleaned out a pie pumpkin, I had some pumpkin to spare. So, I thought that I would try the recipe. Tonight, I gave it a whirl and enjoyed it. The recipe is very easy and the latte is definitely one that is perfect for sipping during a fall evening spending time with the family or enjoying a good book. I adapted the recipe a bit, so take a peek:

Ingredients

3/4 cup 2% milk
1 tsp maple syrup
2-3 Tbsp pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon + a pinch for the top of the latte
1 pinch ground ginger
1/2 cup coffee

Directions

Make coffee according to preferred method. Add all other ingredients to food processor or blender except the pinch of cinnamon. Blend on high speed until frothy. Then, pour into saucepan on stove top and warm. Do not heat to boiling. Then, pour milk mixture on top of 1/2 cup of coffee. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon. Yum!



I love that this recipe uses real pumpkin and that I actually know every ingredient in it. Plus, it is surprisingly easy to make at home!

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