A shot of espresso with a creamy, spiced pumpkin finish is the perfect beverage to perk up a sleepy morning or mid afternoon slump!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
A hot cup of latte always seems to hit the spot whenever I get a little sleepy in the afternoon. There is nothing quite like a shot of caffeine with a little sugar to re-energize me – a few sips and I’m good to go for the rest of the day!
Fall is upon us and this means pumpkins are in season and everywhere to be found. Be they in your food or in front of your neighbor’s doorsteps, pumpkins signify the changing of the seasons and a sign that winter isn’t too far away. Our bodies begin to crave comfort foods and beverages that are the perfect companion to a fireplace. A quick and easy pumpkin spice latte only takes five minutes to make and are a real treat to serve to family and friends.
This pumpkin spice latte recipe is sweet, creamy, comforting and can be served as a substitute to dessert. It’s the homemade version of Starbucks pumpkin spice latte except that it will cost you a lot less to make – especially if you are making more than one cup! It tastes like a mix between a cafe latte and a chai latte; sweet and spicy with a strong java base.
The measurements for this pumpkin spice latte recipe is for one drink. You just need to double, triple, quadruple the recipe according to how many people you are planning to serve this to. You can make the pumpkin milk base and espresso base in advance and keep them refrigerated until your guests arrive. All that will be left to do is to microwave the pumpkin spice latte for a short minute and top each mug with whipped cream and cinnamon powder.
Serve and watch your guests devour these delicious “O-M-Gee this is sooo good!” pumpkin spice lattes wih gusto. Add a shot of rum or whiskey to make it more festive.
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- In a microwavable container, mix milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, vanilla extract and sugar. Microwave for 1½ minute, until hot. Whisk until all the ingredients have dissolved.
- Put espresso coffee and pumpkin milk mixture in a mug or cup and stir.
- Top with 2-3 tbsp whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon powder. Serve immediately.
To make espresso coffee:
Low in sodium
High in calcium
High in phosphorus
High in riboflavin
Very high in vitamin A