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October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Latte's (my nod to Starbucks)

I love this latte recipe! I've made it many times, and it never fails to make me happy.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 2 servings
2 c. milk
2 Tbsp. canned pumpkin 
2Tbsp. sugar (I use sugar substitute)
2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso
(about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee)
In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy, or just whisk the mixture really well.
Pour into 2 large mugs. Add the espresso on top. (I actually like my latte mixed together, so I combine everything before I pour it into the mugs)
Optional:  Top with whipped cream - really, who is going to make this an "optional" step - load on the whipped cream!
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1 comment:

Abby said...

this sounds super yummy! I'm in love with all things pumpkin to and I always get excited when starbucks has their pumpkin spice lattes. I will have to give this a try :)