Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

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It’s no secret that people love a good pumpkin-anything this time of year. And with good reason! The orange color and the scent of accompanying spices truly capture the essence of the season. I made my first pumpkin pie of the year this past week. It’s not that I can’t wait until Thanksgiving… I just happened to have all the ingredients already and the crust was made and waiting and my husband loves pumpkin pie so, well, conditions were just right. But I couldn’t fit all the filling into the pie pan; there was about a cup and a half of filling left over. Since I just got this awesome coffee maker that I’m just a tad bit excited about, I decided to attempt a homemade pumpkin spice latte with the remainder of the pie filling. It. Was. Delicious. So my gift to you this weekend is the recipe for liquid fall happiness. Continue on to make magic in a mug…

The recipe below is my little concoction. I also stumbled upon a similar recipe for a pumpkin spice latte by A Farmgirl’s Dabbles that looks just as good (if not better!). Enjoy experimenting. And happy coffee drinking!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Author: Evelyn Rennich
Recipe type: Beverage
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 2 mins
Total time: 12 mins

Serves: 6

A copy-cat recipe of the much-loved Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, this homemade version is just as delicious and much more cost-effective.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • ½ t. ground ginger
  • ? t. ground cloves
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
  • dash salt
  • espresso shots or very strong coffee
  • steamed or microwaved milk
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients (except espresso, steamed milk and whipped cream) and whisk well.
  2. Pour about ¼ c. pumpkin mixture in a mug. Add steamed milk up to an inch below the rim. Stir to combine. Pour the espresso shots into the mug and top with whipped cream if you’re feeling decadent. Enjoy thoroughly!
  3. Store the rest of the pumpkin mixture in the fridge.

Maybe you’re not a coffee drinker but you have a different favorite fall drink. Comment and share the recipe with us! Oh, and if you’re into that whole Pinterest thing, would you mind pinning this little beauty? Take it easy this weekend, friends!

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