The pumpkin season is officially here! Pumpkin drinks and products are showing up at the grocery stores and all the coffee shops are serving pumpkin lattes. If you want to save a few bucks, making your own pumpkin latte is pretty easy.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Note: if you are using the pumpkin spice syrup, you do not need the canned pumpkin
1-2 shots espresso (1/4 C. espresso or 1/2 C. strong brewed coffee)
1 C half and half
1 tb. canned pumpkin, you may use either whole pumpkin or pie mix
1 tsp. Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup
(no espresso machine?)
To make a pumpkin latte in your home: In a small saucepan, stir pumpkin puree into half and half. Add the syrup. Heat on medium until steaming, stirring constantly. You do not want the milk to burn.
In a blender on high speed, use whip setting for 20 seconds until foaming. Pour the mixture into a tall glass and pour coffee over the top. Dust with ground pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg.
(with an espresso machine)
Pour syrup in medium mug and pull your shots. Steam the half and half. Add shots to syrup and then add the steamed milk. Dust with nutmeg.
Serve with a Pumpkin Biscotti – Heaven!
Recipe adapted from Coffee Sage Blog