Thursday, September 8, 2011

Homemade Convenience Foods: Pumpkin Spice Latte

I know that I enjoy a good cuppa coffee. Even more so when the weather cools and the trees turn and my favorite season of the year rolls around. Yes, Fall is my MOST favorite time of the year.
With that crispness in the air, a nice hot cup of coffee starts off every morning in the right way.  With so many of us trying to save money I thought I would try my own version of a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I know there are many pumpkin creamers out there and many of you live next to a coffee shoppe.... but, I found out that we can make our own, enjoy it every bit as much, it can be a bit more healthful and you can save $$$!!!

Start by brewing a pot of STRONG coffee. One that will help those eyelids perk up in the early morning. *wink*
I hardly ever brew anything but a full pot, because we can drink on it most all morning, but you go ahead and adjust to how you like it. If you only want a couple of cups of the latte, just brew a cup of coffee.

Once brewed add a cup of the coffee to a pot on top of the stove.
Add 2 cups milk or if you want it a bit more luxurious add a cup of cream and a cup of milk.
At least 2 teaspoon full of vanilla
Anywhere from 2-6 teaspoons of sugar, or you could try maple syrup, stevia, raw sugar
2 heaping tablespoons full of pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice if you like.
(This should make about 2 cups of your pumpkin spice latte)

Stir until combined and get everything REALLY hot! Pour in your favorite mug. Dust with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Or get really crazy and add whipped cream and then dust.

So delicious!

Photobucket

5 comments :

  1. I can't wait to try this!! I never would have thought of putting pumpkin puree in my coffee. And this is waaaaay better than those creamers that just taste like chemicals. Thanks for the great idea.
    Love from,
    Greta

    ReplyDelete
  2. this is such a wonderful treat! thanks so much for sharing it. It is so fall.....
    Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I don't drink coffe but my sweet girl and my honey do. So I will be making this one up for them. Thanks for sharing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm not a coffee drinker & it's still hot down here in CA...but I LOVE TEA & tea lattes so I recently posted on how to make your own *iced* tea latte. http://inspiredtoloveliness.blogspot.com/2011/08/make-your-own-iced-tea-latte.html

    Chas---> I just LOVE your blog! I'm going to tweet thsi for all those coffee drinkers!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yum!! I love anything pumpkin flavored. I will try this soon!!

    ReplyDelete