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Friday, November 12, 2010

Spiced Pumpkin Latte - Homemade Holiday Drink | Family Economics

By Erin

With autumn in full swing and temperatures dropping more and more each week, I find myself moving into hibernating mode. I want to feel warm and cozy, both inside and out.

Pumpkin LatteAs someone who doesn’t like caffeine, and who has never liked the taste of coffee, I’m caught in a tough place. I hear the rave reviews about Frappuccino®, lattes, mochas and the other tasty treats on the coffee house’s menu. I wish I liked coffee, decaf anyways. I would really like to enjoy a cup of java. I would, really. But I just don’t like it.

Then I discovered the deliciously, sweet, cinnamony taste of a spiced pumpkin latte. All the different flavors are bold enough to mask the taste of coffee.

Spiced Pumpkin Latte Recipe
• 2 cups whole milk
• ¼ cup canned pure pumpkin puree
• ¼ cup sugar or other sweetener
• 1 tablespoon vanilla
• 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 1 cup strong coffee, or 2 espresso shots

Directions
1. In a saucepan, whisk together the milk, pumpkin and sugar. Heat until it starts to bubble.
2. Stir in the vanilla and pumpkin pie spice and continue warming for another minute.
3. Just as it starts to bubble, stir in the coffee or espresso. Remove from heat.
4. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

(Makes 2 large cups worth)

I can make this great recipe at home and save money. Or I can go out and I feel like less of a goof because I can actually enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend! As long as it’s a spiced pumpkin latte!

Do you require heavy flavoring to cover the bitter coffee taste? What are your favorite flavors?

4 Comments so far

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On Sunday, October 07, 2012, Kat @ Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE wrote

ok I know this is 2 years old already .... but I just made this and have to say I am IN LOVE. Thank you for sharing this one that will become a Fall favorite of mine.

On Saturday, October 06, 2012, Heather from Massachusetts wrote

I'm going to make this tomorrow morning.

On Saturday, October 06, 2012, CR from AR wrote

Yummy!!! We used unsweetened almond milk and it was delicious, even without any whipped creme on top. Next time we will experiment with the amount or type of sweetening. Thank you!!!

On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, Claire in Buffalo wrote

Ahhhhhhh, I can just taste it!

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