Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Latte (who needs Starbucks??)

This recipe is great because not only does it taste like one of the expensive seasonal lattes from a coffee shop, but it's also available year round so if you find yourself missing autumn flavors in the middle of spring you can feel free to whip one up.  Plus you never have to go out in the cold on a coffee run if you don't want to!

Pumpkin Latte

1 1/2 c. Half & Half Cream
2 Tbsp Canned Pumpkin
2 tspn Vanilla
1 tspn Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 Tbsp Sugar
Very Strong Coffee or Espresso (one big mug's worth.. this recipe makes 2 mugs of latte)
whipped cream (optional)

In a small sauce pan stir together Half & Half, pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and sugar over medium heat until blended and hot. (but not boiling) Remove from heat and whisk quickly until it gets foamy.  Split between two large mugs, and then fill them the rest of the way with the extremely strong coffee.  Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

1 comment:

NiNa said...

I just saw this posts. I'm defanilty writing this down. :) Thanks for the recipe!