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Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home!

I'm sure many of you have been counting down the days until you can bring out the fall decor... and I'm willing to bet Friday didn't go unnoticed! Can you think of a better way to celebrate the first day of fall than a homemade pumpkin spice latte?

Didn't think so...

I received 2 bags of gourmet Godiva coffee from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program- Caramel Pecan Bark and Pumpkin Spice. I couldn't wait to use the Pumpkin Spice Coffee in my latte, and it didn't disappoint... The entire house was filled with the yummy pumpkin scent of fall!

If you don't have pumpkin spice flavored coffee, regular coffee works just as well- simply add about 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice!

Here's what ya need:
  • 2 cups skim milk or soy milk
  • 1/4 espresso (if you don't have an espresso make just use 1/2 Cup of strong coffee) 
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sugar substitute ( I use Great Value's Stevia variation. You can also use regular sugar if you must;))
  • 1/4 Cup of canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice if you're using regular coffee
Here's what you'll do:
  1. In a saucepan combine milk, coffee (if not using espresso), canned pumpkin, and sugar (substitute).
  2. Cook on medium heat, stirring until it begins to steam.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. Whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk for a foamy texture (or use a blender).
  5. Pour into a large coffee mug. If you want to share, this recipe will make 2 regular sized mug fulls of deliciousness.
  6. Top with light whipped cream and some cinnamon!
See ya seasonal Starbucks--You can have pumpkin spiced lattes all year long! Plus, you'll save a buck or two by making coffee at home! An added bonus? Pumpkin (yes, canned pumpkin) is a vitamin and nutrient rich veggie!

How was your latte?
I need your help-- any ideas for a coffee drink using Caramel Pecan Bark Coffee?

Oh, one more thing, thanks to Mal...

1 comment

  1. You're right-I really can't think of a better way to kick off the fall season. Will definitely have to try this at home-I'm always looking to a healthier alternative to the one from Starbucks!