Hello, Fall. Hello, warm drinks. Hello, Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I humbly admit that I have been taking up side knitting jobs all summer and taking photos for friends just to cover my Pumpkin Spice Latte addiction for the fall season. Of course, making homemade pumpkin spice lattes would allow those earned gift cards to stretch into the Peppermint Mocha season, which is another admitted addiction I have. Thankfully, over the years I have mastered this little gem of a recipe and if I close my eyes, I swear I am in my favorite coffee shop sipping my favorite drink.
Lattes are an easy creation to make at home and I put my French Press to work in the winter by creating the strong brewed coffee needed for a delicious latte at home. In the summer, my cold brewed coffees are made with this little gadget and over the years it has paid for itself over and over again. Reserve a little pumpkin in your fridge when making your favorite pumpkin recipes and you can create one of these for a wonderful midday treat.
A batch of this simmering away on your stove will bring the scent of the Fall season right into the room. This milky coffee treat tastes just like a little pumpkin pie with a hint of cinnamon spices throughout. Top the latte with a little fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon to round out these beautiful flavors.
By making this at home, it is one homemade treat you can enjoy guilt-free as often as you like!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
2 cups milk
1 cup very strong coffee (4 tablespoons coffee grounds to 1 cup of hot water)
2 tablespoons vanilla
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon spice
2 heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin
Pour all of the ingredients into a pot and heat over medium-high heat until the coffee is steaming hot, whisking with a wire whisk until the ingredients are incorporated and a little frothy. Pour into mugs and top with fresh whipped cream & cinnamon. Enjoy!
Note- If you are not a fan of the cinnamon texture, I am seeing in the comments and through Facebook that adding a cinnamon stick to the coffee mixture while heating it can be a great remedy to the cinnamon texture. This way you get all of the cinnamon taste, but none of the grit! This is just a base recipe that can be played with to your own tastes and preferences. It is meant to be personalized depending on how you like your latte! Thank you all for trying and sharing this recipe! The response has been overwhelming on this one!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 2