A simple pumpkin spice latte, made with fresh milk and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice.
for 2 servings:
1 cup coffee
1 cup hot milk
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3 tsp sugar, or to taste
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
for espresso machines, makes 8 ounces:
2 ounces espresso (a double shot)
6 ounces steamed milk
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp pumpkin puree
Make coffee/espresso and set aside. Heat the milk until steaming, then add 1 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 tbsp pumpkin puree and stir well. Slowly add milk to your coffee while stirring. Garnish with whipped cream and a pinch of spice. Serve hot.
Note: this can be made dairy-free by substituting regular milk with rice, soy or almond milk.
For times when you only need a splash of fall flavor and you don’t want to do any extra work, you can use store-bought options like a liquid pumpkin pie spice creamer, pumpkin spice k-cups or ground coffee. However, most of these are seasonal and are only available for a limited time (fall/ winter).
Enjoy your homemade pumpkin spice lattes!