Want to make your own pumpkin spiced lattes or pumpkin spiced steamers for 1/8 of the cost and calories? Here’s a recipe you’re gonna love!
Chatelaine’s October edition offered the perfect solution with How to Make Your Own Spiced Pumpkin Latte. Their recipe is great for one cup – although you could cut back on the sugar a little and I do recommend straining the pumpkin spiced milk before pouring it into your coffee cup.
Basically, the idea is to infuse milk with yummy pumpkin pie flavor. To do so, you heat some pumpkin puree, sugar and spices with milk. When the milk has absorbed all those amazing flavors you mix it with strong brewed coffee – or espresso for a homemade pumpkin spiced latte. Or, drink it without any coffee for a delicious hot pumpkin spiced steamer. So good.
Here’s a modified recipe that’s perfect for two people.
- In a small pot, heat pumpkin puree with the sugar and pie spice until bubbly, about 2 minutes.
- Gradually whisk in milk until well combined.
- Heat until hot and steamy, but not boiling. Return heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Pour milk mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove pulp.
- Pour 1/2 cup of coffee (or espresso) into each cup. Divide pumpkin flavored milk between the two cups.
- Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pie spice.
- Don't have pie spice? Substitute 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg for the pie spice.
- Yield 2 12 oz mugs
Of course that pumpkin spiced milk doesn’t have to go in coffee – my daughter enjoyed a pumpkin spiced steamer – aka she drank the pumpkin spiced milk straight up!
Not sure how to make pumpkin puree? I’ve got you covered, watch CTV Morning Live on Tuesday, November 4 at about 8:40 am where I’ll show you how or check out this post on making homemade pumpkin puree.
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