Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fall Favorite: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte in My Favorite Mug
Today I am going to share a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte with you.  I love this fall beverage.  It has fall in every taste, the pumpkin, the spices. MMM - delicious:) The warmth of the beverage  takes off the morning or evening chill with every sip.  In fact, as I am writing this post, beside me is a cup  Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Now, to the recipe.  I found this recipe from a blog named "the Kitchn".   I modified this recipe ever so slightly.  You begin by heating milk, pumpkin spice syrup, and sugar just until steaming.  You then stir in some vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.  With either a stand or a immersion blender, blend for 15 seconds or until foamy.  Pour mixture into a large mug and add 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee or espresso.  Top with whipped cream.  That's it.  Sit back and enjoy:)

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Adapted slightly from "the Kitchn"

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Syrup
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish
1 to 2 shots espresso, about 1/4 cup espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee
Whipped Cream, to garnish

1. In a saucepan whisk together milk, Pumpkin Spice Syrup, sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring until steaming.

2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.  Blend mixture for about 15 seconds or until foamy.

3. Pour into a large mug or two mugs.  Add the espresso or coffee on top.
4. Top with whipped cream, if desired, and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.
Note:  If you do not want to use sugar, use sugar substitute to taste.

Makes 1 to 2 servings

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