Pumpkin Spice Latte
There’s nothing better than sleeping in on a rainy Saturday, lazily getting up and making a homemade Pumpkin spice latte.
Who am I kidding?
Saturday morning with kids means waking up at the crack of dawn. I got my little guy to snuggle until 7:15. That’s sleeping in.
I need some Mom fuel.
My hubs is busy working this weekend, so I need to bring my A-game to soccer today. It’s rainy and wet and I really, really don’t want to go. Really. (I’m blogging at 9:20 a.m., serious procrastinating happening now.)
This recipe is so easy, you could make it with your eyes closed. Even better, it makes a double batch, so you already have Sunday covered if you make this today.
You don’t need a fancy espresso machine, just a sauce pan and a wisk and about a 1/2 to 1 cup of your favorite coffee. Or no coffee if you’re sharing with kids, just top with whipped cream.
***This is made with real ingredients and real pumpkin, it will not taste exactly like the over processed, extra sugary Starbucks drink, but close. ***
- 2 cups milk
- 2 heaping tbsp pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon – Penzeys!
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg – Penzeys!
- Pinch of ground ginger (if you have it)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Make your coffee / espresso (I like Valentine Coffee)
- Fill your coffee cup 1/4 full of coffee
- Warm all of the ingredients listed above up in your sauce pan, constantly stirring with wisk. Do not boil. Once it’s warmed all the way through, about 5 minutes, pour into your coffee cup.
- Yield, 2. Top with whipped cream if you have it, and sprinkle Cinnamon over the top.
- You’re welcome. This drink is awesome!!!
Now…..what to do with this leftover pumpkin??? Someone needs to sell pumpkin puree in 4oz size cans.
- Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
- Pumpkin banana bread
- More lattes
- Mini pumpkin pies
- Pumpkin spice donuts, baked
For nut free items, we do not get anything from Starbucks, except their boxed milks since the chance for cross contact is so high with a steamed milk beverage. There are so many different types of milk, almond, etc, that would cause a PN/TN to have a reaction.
Pumpkin is almost 100% safe, any brand, just check the label, and I 100% trust penzeys spices! This recipe is safe and easy for nut allergic peeps!
Happy little Saturday!