Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Latte


A few days ago I posted on Facebook that October is the month that I go crazy with pumpkin. I tend to make as many things with pumpkin that I can. I buy a few cans of pumpkin plus a couple pumpkins that I roast and puree just so I can have some in the freezer. I don't know why I go crazy in October... all I know is that I do! :)

I was surprised at how many people were exicted to see what new pumpkin recipes I was going to post and a friend requested that I post about a pumpkin latte that is similar to a Starbuck's latte. I haven't had one from Starbucks so I can't if this is identical, but I can say that this is a FANTASTIC latte that I will be enjoying over and over again!

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Latte
Recipe slightly adapted from DIY Recipe

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 vanilla bean (or 2 tsp vanilla extract)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Brewed coffee (or hot chocolate)
Whipped cream

Warm milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla bean (scrape seeds out and add seeds AND pod) in pan. (If using extract, add once you remove from heat.) Once warm, add pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract (if using). Beat with whisk until frothy. Pour some of the pumpkin mixture into coffee cup and the fill up the rest of the way with coffee. (Amount is up to you... I did 1 part coffee to 1 part pumpkin mixture. You may want to do more or less depending on how strong you like your lattes.)

Top with whipped cream and extra pumpkin pie spice.

9 comments:

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a great idea for the holidays...Halloween through Christmas!!

The McBride Family said...

I so wish I drank coffee right now!!!!!

Jolene said...

Yea! Thank you so much - I can't wait to make one :)

I want to make one RIGHT NOW only for some crazy reason I have NOT bough pumpkin yet - I know! Whats wrong with me?!?!? :)

Flourchild said...

Wow Im sure that tastes incredible! It sure looks good! I think the Starbucks Pumpkin Lattes are a tad bit to sweet. I would like this one because you can adjust according to your taste.

I love Oct. too for the same reasons you do..baking and pumpkins. I have the best pumpkin bread recipe I need to make soon!!
Have a fun crazy pumpkin month!

Ingrid said...

I'm not a coffee drinker so I wouldn't know either.

Looking forward to all the pumpkin recipes!
~ingrid

Eliana said...

I'm not a coffee drinker but I could totally go for a cup of this right now. Looks so comforting and delicious.

Leslie said...

GO CRAZY GIRL! I cant wait to see all of your yummy pumpkin recipes!

Lisa said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, so I love that this recipe can also be made with hot chocolate. It looks so delicious and comforting.

megan said...

Bring on the pumpkin! I made a similar drink last year and loved it!

I too have never had a Starbucks pumpkin latte but all I can say for certain is that this version is a million times better.

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