Pumpkin Latte


 

Yields: 1-2 servings

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Finally, it's here! What I love most about fall is that all those seasonal favorites at restaurants are back through winter. I cannot help but appreciate the cooler nights and treats like pumpkin, apple, caramel and peppermint. This recipe is for a Starbuck's copycat Pumpkin Spice Latte that is only offered seasonally. Now it can be enjoyed for much less money year-round.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk product {half and half, whole milk reduced fat or skim milk}
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-4 shots espresso or very strong coffee (I double the amount of grounds I use per cup to get my strong coffee)

Instructions

1. Brew your espresso or strong coffee. If brewing strong coffee, use double the amount of grounds you would in your regular coffee. Then pour coffee over grounds and repeat.

2. Combine half and half or milk, pumpkin, sugar, syrup and pumpkin pie spices in a small saucepan. Heat until very hot, but do not boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla to taste if using pumpkin syrup as well. Transfer to a blender or a milk frother and blend until frothy.

3. Pour 1 cup warm pumpkin milk mixture into coffee mug and add 1-4 coffee shots. To garnish, top with whipped cream and pumpkin syrup of sauce. Dust with more pumpkin pie spice if desired.

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