Tuesday, November 03, 2009

A Little Home Made Starbucks!

Just Like Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
Makes 1-2 servings

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute – adjust to taste
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee (or 1/4 cup of espresso if you have an espresso machine)

In a saucepan stir together milk, pumpkin and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds or until foamy. I don’t usually bother with the blender and just whip the mixture really well with a wire whisk.

Pour into a large mug or two mugs if you decide to share. Add the coffee or espresso on top.

Optional: (But don’t even think about skipping this step. I mean it). Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

You're making me want to go and buy some WHIPPED CREAM just to try this recipe! :-)
What would you think of carmel syrup drizzled on top? (Lizzie doesn't think caramel and pumpkin sound good together....but I don't know...I kinda' like caramel on lots of stuff!)