Pumpkin spice latte at home
Two falls ago I began a coffee club which has basically morphed into a bunch of friends hanging out semi-regularly, often with coffee. I sent out a text offering to host coffee this morning and asking if everyone would mind being my pumpkin spice latte guinea pigs? They said yes ;) and today I tidied up the house & then whisked around making these.
I looked over several recipes online, but this is the one I followed the most closely. I did change it a bit though because I seem biologically predisposed to going off-script.
Jumping from that recipe, here's what I did.
I brewed a four cup pot of espresso (which is really something like 8 ounces) & put to the side.
I then put three cups of whole milk into a saucepan and added:
2 TBS of canned pumpkin
1/3 cup of sugar
1/2 - 1 tsp pumpkin pie spices (or a combination of ginger, cinnamon & cloves)
I let the sugar dissolve & the mixture get very hot, but not boiling. I took the milk mixture off of the heat, added the espresso & topped each cup with a dollop of fresh whipped cream (I chose not to sweeten the cream, but you could if you'd like).
They turned out to be delicious and taste like a coffee infused with just a bit of spice, sugar & pumpkin.
Let me know if you've tried this recipe & how yours turned out :)