I know there are a lot of Pumpkin Spice haters out there and they're all like "what's the big deal? it's not that good!". But we're not friends:). (just kidding!)
Anyway, I decided to try and make my own at home so I'm not shelling out $3.50 for a PSL every day (no I don't actually have one every day). Here's what I ended up with.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
You will need:
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (canned and not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 cup whole milk (you can use any milk really, I just had this on hand)
- 1/8 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon, plus more for spinkle
- 1 cup strong coffee
- whipped cream
Combine milk, pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon in a small pot. Whisk together over low heat until heated.
Meanwhile, make your coffee. I sort of cheated here and made instant espresso. I was going to use the french press and make coffee but the thought of having to clean the french press changed my mind. I need to dirty as few dishes as possible here people. So anyway I did about 2/3 cup boiling water and a heaping tbsp of instant espresso. Voila!
Once your pumpkin milk is heated through transfer 1 cup of it to a measuring cup. I used our Bonjour Primo Latte Milk Frother and frothed it up. You can also just use a whisk if you want and give it a good last mix.
Pour your coffee into your mug of choice and sweeten to your liking. The pump-milk isn't going to add any sweetness to your drink so you will have to add sugar. Pour the pumpkin milk over top. Add a cinnamon stick just for fun:).
Top it with some whipped cream and a little sprinkle of cinnamon.
Lean in and enjoy the aroma...