One of my favorite things about fall is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I first noticed them at Starbuck's years ago, and now it seems like every major coffee place carries a version of this delicious drink. As good as they are, I find it hard to shell out almost $5 for a drink, so last year I found this Pumpkin Latte recipe. I really enjoyed! Bob has a bit of a problem with the texture of the drink (it has pure pumpkin puree in it so it's not quite as smooth as the more artificial drinks out there). What I like is that you can make this recipe any way you want (kind of like at Starbuck's!) - decaf, half caf, lower sugar, etc. It's a nice alternative that allows you to stay in your warm cozy home and save a little money for the upcoming holiday season! :)
Serves 2 (8-ounce servings)
1 cup strong coffee
2/3 cup (5-ounce can) evaporated fat free milk
1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 to 2 teaspoons granulated sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
1. Combine coffee, evaporated milk, pumpkin, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice in a 2-cup microwave-safe glass measure or small saucepan. Heat until very hot. If using stove, use medium-low heat and stir occasionally.
2. Carefully pour into mugs. Top as desired.
Tip: To make a foamy top to your latte, prepare as above and carefully transfer the mixture to a blender. Cover with lid, hold lid down with folded towel or potholder. Blend for 1 minute, then serve.
Source: Adapted from CooksRecipes.com