I love Starbucks a little too much, so when I came across this recipe on The Kitchn, I just knew I had to try it. It's a little bit of work, took about 10 mins or so to heat everything on the stove, but it is very tastey. Great idea for a lazy weekend morning. I actually needed a little more espresso than what was called for below, but it was so tastey! I enjoyed mine with a pumpkin donut that we got from Lindsay's Bakery at the Circleville Pumpkin Festival the other day.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings
-- 2 cups milk
-- 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
-- 2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute
-- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
-- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I made this, see below)
-- 1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)
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. If you don't have a blender, don't worry about it - just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.
Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.
Optional: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.
I did not have any pumpin pie spice, so I found a recipe for this online:
Pumpkin Pie Spice
-- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
-- 1/4 tsp ground cinger
-- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
-- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Mix all spices together, makes 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice