Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious autumn drink. Feel free to tweak the recipe to suit your tastes.
Its fun to whip up, less expensive then buying one from a coffee shop, and you know exactly what you're drinking. Yummy!

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Adapted from this recipe
Makes one serving

1 cup milk
1 1/2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons sugar (or honey sucanat)
3/4 tablespoon vanilla (Yes, tablespoon not teaspoon)
1/4-1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1/8 tsp each of cinnamon, ground ginger, and nutmeg)
1/4 cup strong coffee (or more if desired) (can use 1/4 cup milk + 1 tbls instant coffee granules)

Combine milk, pumpkin, and sugar in saucepan. Cook over medium until steaming. Stir in vanilla and spices. Transfer to blender and whirr until foamy, about 20 seconds (or just whisk thoroughly). Stir in coffee. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg, if desired. Enjoy!

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