I’m not a regular at the coffee shop. And it’s not that I don’t like what the baristas are concocting behind the counter. No, I’m actually quite fond of their beverages, both steaming hot and served over ice. It simply comes down to the dollar for me. I just can’t part with 4 or 5 bucks for a fancy coffee on a regular basis.
But this fall, I plan to indulge a bit more often in one of my favorite latte flavors, without even getting out of my pajamas in the morning. Because I have a simple and delicious recipe for a homemade Spiced Pumpkin Latte. And what I think is really cool, is that the recipe makes enough spiced pumpkin mixture for a spiced pumpkin latte every day for a week. No measuring individual ingredients every day. Just make up one big batch, and enjoy a hot and fresh cup of spiced fall goodness, with only the slightest bit of effort each morning. What a way to start the day!
- 1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
- 2 c. whole milk
- 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 c. brown sugar
- 2 T. pure vanilla extract
- 1 T. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. ground dried ginger
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- strong coffee
- slightly sweetened whipped cream
- dark chocolate shavings
In a blender, combine all the pumpkin spice mixture ingredients. Puree for about 30 seconds. If you want a smoother mixture, puree for a couple minutes, or until the mixture is to your desired consistency.
Pour 1/2 cup (more or less, depending on your preference) of the pumpkin spice mixture into a large mug. Microwave for about 20 seconds, then add 1 cup of hot strong brewed coffee and stir. Top with a nice lofty pile of sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. And if you're looking for extra deliciousness, top with chocolate shavings. So pretty!
Pour the remaining pumpkin spice mixture into a quart jar or similar sized container and top with a lid. Store in the refrigerator. When ready to make another drink, shake the jar well and repeat the assembly of the pumpkin spice latte. The pumpkin spice mixture will keep well for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
from a farmgirl's dabbles