Pumpkin Spice Lattes

I love pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks! I’m sure a lot of you do as well. However, I only allow myself to get one every now and again for a special treat…because Starbucks can be a little pricey. So, I thought I would try and make and at home version for when I just have to have one but don’t want to shell out the cashola. I found a couple of different recipes and decided to go with this one I found on The Kitchn. I also took inspiration from Baking & Books & used her method of baking and the addition of brown sugar. The result was a wonderful fall flavor! Not quite as good as Starbucks…there’s is hard to beat…but this one is definitely a great substitute, especially in those winter months after they’ve stopped selling them and you don’t want to wait until September. You could also double or triple the recipe for a fun fall beverage for when company is over. I’m entering this in Cookin’ Cowgirl’s pumpkin blog hop. Head over there to link your favorite pumpkin recipe!


Pumpkin Spice Latte
Source: The Kitchn & Baking and Books
Makes 2 large or 4 small servings

Ingredients:
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin or 1 teaspoon of Pumpkin Spice Syrup
2 tablespoons sugar or stevia
1/2 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract (yes tablespoons!)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine.)

Directions:
In a blender, add milk, pumpkin, sugar or stevia, brown sugar, vanilla, & pumpkin spice. Blend on puree setting until well combined. Once blended, transfer to medium sized sauce pan and heat over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until warm & frothy. Fill each mug with pumpkin milk about 3/4 full and pour esspresso or coffee over. Stir gently. Top with whipped cream and more pumpkin spice if desired.

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    Comments

    1. Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen says:

      I love pumpkin spice lattes, but it is a $4/day habbit I can definitely do without! Unfortunately I don't have an espresso maker, but I am definitely going to try this soon with strong coffee! :)

    2. I hear ya about the Starbucks habit…it gets pricey. I used to work at a coffeeshop so I know that coffee is really cheap but overpriced. Your foam looks great! Great drink for the pumpkin lovers. (I just posted the Starbucks pumpkin bread, too!) ;-)
      Take care Steph!

    3. Look great! And I agree.. Starbucks can get expensive. My mom always complains everytime we go there. Thanks for the recipe! I'll have to make this at home.

    4. My friend just made these for our brunch the other day and they were so delish! Who needs Starbucks? ;)

    5. your blog looks great! and so does all the food :)

    6. I LOVE pumpkin Spice!
      You have an absolutely ADORABLE blog:)
      and I am DEFINITELY a new follower!!!

      bB

    7. I'm craving one of these now! I usually get one a week at work as a little pick me up but saved the recipe so I can try making one at home on the weekends – yum!!

    8. Cookin' Cowgirl says:

      Steph, these looks amazing! I love pumpkin!
      I'm having my first linky party on my blog and the theme is pumpkin. I'd like to invite you to come link up your favorite pumpkin recipe. The link is open until Wednesday at midnight, so please stop by and say hi.

      http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/pumpkin-blog-hop.html

      ~Cookin' Cowgirl

    9. Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

      Thanks so much! I will definitely link up!:)

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