Thursday, September 26, 2013

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Let me start off by saying I LOVE Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, but I really hate paying $4 for one cup of coffee.

I found this recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice latte! I was so excited!
The recipe was great except for the fact that it was a little to strong for me
Here is her recipe but with my changes:
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon unsweetened canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup hot brewed, strong coffee
3 tablespoons half & half cream
3 teaspoon granulated white sugar, or more to taste


1. In a glass measuring cup or microwave-safe bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, spice and vanilla. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes- watch closely and remove it from the microwave when the milk is hot and frothy.
2. Pour the pumpkin milk into a tall mug or glass. Add hot coffee. Pour in the cream. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Stir, and taste. Add more sugar, if desired.
The bottom of the latte was kind of gross because some of the pumpkin sunk to the bottom.. I am not sure how to fix that though. Maybe try with less pumpkin puree?
Let me know if you make it! Have you tried another recipe? How was yours?


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  2. I love pumpkin spice lattes as well and I'm really impressed that you made your own (even if you didn't think it turned out great).


  3. Yummy! I hate spending 4 bucks for a cup of coffee too so I definitely need to try this!