Pumpkin Spice Latte
We are back in that small window of time when it seems the whole world goes crazy for Pumpkin Spice Lattes! But I want to drink it all year round! Also, I hate handing over the money for it – it is so expensive!
So I am gonna show you how to make your own PSL for a fraction of the cost!
A Latte is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk. It translates into ‘milk coffee’ I point this out as you will have to buy espresso coffee to make this as home brewed coffee simply won’t be as good! Some coffee makers have an espresso function on them so if you have one you can check this out. I am obsessed with the tassimo one here. You can also buy the espresso pods here.
This is not readily available in the UK so I am going to tell you how to make your own.
- 8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 4 tsp Ground Allspice
- 2 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
Mix together. Store in an airtight container.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
The trick here is to use a small amount of pumpkin puree in the coffee. However, it can be hard to come by. I suggest that you use the insides of your carved up pumpkins and make your own puree which you can then freeze in individual sticks and defrost as needed. It also makes great use of all the extra pumpkin left over after the kids have carved up their lanterns.
Alternatively, you can buy canned pumpkin puree like the one I’ve linked here.
- 2 tbsp of Pumpkin Puree
- 1/2 tbsp of Pumpkin Spice
- 1 tbps Vanilla Extract
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 2 Shots of Espresso
- 2 Cups of Milk (semi-skimmed or full is best)
- Whipped Cream to top
Start by preparing 2 shots of espresso according to the packet or the directions on your espresso maker.
Combine the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, milk, vanilla extract, and sugar in a saucepan.
Heat on the stove until hot while stirring frequently.
Pour the contents of the saucepan into a blender and blend for a few seconds.
Combine the 2 shots of espresso with the pumpkin mixture in a mug.
Finish it off with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.
This is a delicious way to create a perfect dupe of the famous coffee chain drink.
If you are serving this up to friends I would suggest you make it in the crockpot or slow cooker and increase the quantities accordingly.
You can keep it on low for several hours.
Until next time,