And what’s more proper than to start it with a mug of hot pumpkin spice latte. Homemade. Talking about homemade, I did make my own pumpkin pie spice the other day. It was so easy and the smell..oh the smell! Nothing beats fresh ground spice mix. Nothing, I tell you.
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Back to this wonderful pumpkin spice latte. Let’s start with the pumpkin puree. Well the other day I made a huge batch of pumpkin puree and I used some to make my pumpkin spice pancakes. I froze the rest in zip lock bags, in 1 cup portions. It will be easy for me to defrost and use whenever I want.
The rest of the ingredients for this latte cannot be more basic. First I simply heat everything in a pot, except the espresso. Since I wanted that beautiful frothy layer in my latte, I took the extra step by putting some of the pumpkin milk mixture in my milk frother and let it do its thing.
Then it was only about putting everything together. I added my shot of espresso in a mug. Then I added the heated pumpkin milk mixture and also the one from the frothy machine. A dollop or two of whipped cream, I just need to have my whipped cream in my latte.
Then I sprinkled some pumpkin spice mix on top, well just because I want to. It’s nice and lovely! I also dipped in a cinnamon stick for that extra touch.
And that was it. Simple, don’t you think? And absolutely way much cheaper than buying it from you-know-where 😀 .
Watch how to make pumpkin spice latte in the video below:
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice mix
- 1 shot espresso
- some whipped cream
- In a pot, add in milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract and pumpkin spice mix. Stir everything and heat until the mixture starts to bubble. Turn the heat off.
- Optional. Put 1/2 cup of the heated pumpkin milk mixture into a milk frothier and let it do its thing. This is just to have a frothy layer. You can also use a blender.
- Pour the espresso shot into your favourite mug. Add in the heated pumpkin milk mixture and also the one from the frothier machine. Dollop some whipped cream and sprinkle some pumpkin spice mix on top. Put one cinnamon stick for that extra touch. Enjoy!