Sunday, October 16, 2011

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte



I grew up in a small town and until a few years ago, I had not even heard of a mocha frappucino or a caramel macchiato, but that all changed when a little coffee house named Starbucks rolled into town...


Fast-forward a few years and I am an addict.  


I can't often indulge in Starbucks, it's a bit pricey, but I CAN make my own versions of those little cups of heaven, here at home.   Here is my version of their yummy pumpkin spice latte.  Enjoy!


Ye Olde Pumpkin Spice Latte


Ingredients:
3 tablespoons canned pumpkin or (homemade pumpkin puree from your own pumpkin)
2 cups whole milk (though I am sure low-fat or fat free, almond or soy milk would work too)
2 tablespoons sugar (to taste, you may want less or more so test this)
1-2 tablespoons real vanilla extract (again, it's up to you, to taste)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish
1 cup strong brewed coffee
Whipped cream
Cinnamon or a Cinnamon Stick (optional)


Mix the pumpkin, milk, and sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until steaming.  Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and pumpkin spice.   Mix it all in with a whisk- until your mixture is foamy.  Pour mixture into two coffee cups, filling each cup only half way; top off with the strong brewed coffee.  Spoon on a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.  Optional- Add a cinnamon stick to stir with, but it may be too strong for some.
Do you have a favorite Latte flavor to add here???
I have posted this recipe to the Fall Harvest Blog Hop  &

Deborah Jean's Dandelion House- Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!
&
Life as Mom's Frugal Friday!

10 comments:

  1. great! im just going to try this...in the weekend..i love your inspiration and all you post..thanks for sharing..God bless you..loves from across the miles

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  2. Soraya,
    Thanks again for such kind words. It makes me very happy to know that something I post is useful to someone else.

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  3. Just delish! MMM, Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Deb

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  4. I just love pumpkin anything! I'll be trying this real soon! Also love the pumpkin face in the whipped cream!! :)

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  5. Melissa,
    Thanks, it is good. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Deb,
    Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi.

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  7. Candy,
    Me too, I just finished a bowl of pumpkin cinnamon swirl ice cream, yum.

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