Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Latte


Yes, just like starbucks. This is a latte that makes people swoon. Even my coffee-hating husband loves these lattes. It is now about $8 (!!!) for us both to have one, and since we would rather buy things like craft supplies and comic books I thought i'd give some of the at-home recipes a try. I made a few changes to the recipe that I saw on Kitchn. And HOLY MOLY, I swear to you it is identical! If you are fan of the perfectly spiced, creamy orange beverage, please give this a chance. And go buy yourself something REALLY worth spending your money on. Pumpkin spice latte

1 cup milk (i used pumpkin spice SILK)
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree (i would use more since my milk was slightly pumpkin flavored)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 cup espresso or 1/4 cup REALLY strong coffee (use more if you want a strong coffee flavor)

In a glass jar with lid, combine milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar. Shake vigorously until slightly foamy, and microwave for one minute. Shake again, and microwave again. Repeat until foamy and hot. Add vanilla extract. Pour into mug, with a spoon holding back the foam. add espresso. Then top with the foam. Voila!


Don't try to photograph with a hyper kitty around, or you might end up with this situation.

20 comments:

  1. I have a love & hate relationship with
    Starbucks! And this is one of the reasons why....yup....the pumpkin spice latte is great but the price isn't. Some days I would feel like spending that much for it and some days I would tell myself: " what are you thinking? that's like almost half of your lunch money for the day already!!!"

    So thanks for sharing the recipe and I'll definitely try it out!

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  2. I.HAVE.TO.MAKE.THIS...like NOW!! ^___^ You have made my day!!

    ♥♥(o→ܫ←o)♫

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  3. I am trying this ASAP! Also, I love the last picture...typical Tozer!

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  4. Nice way to enjoy some pumpkin!

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  5. okay, i am going to try this the second it cools down here in nc :)
    thanks for the recipe!

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  6. gotta make this next week too :P thanks so much for sharing. i love fall...when i get to drink and eat pumpkin everything!

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  7. Love the simplicity of this recipe, especially the jar idea! I just made this today, and it was really yummy! I added pumpkin pie spice to it because I don't have the pumpkin SILK though. Is that a seasonal thing? I'd love to get some :)

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  8. this was delicious! i might blog it in the next week if that's okay (with credit of course). soo good. love the blog! :)

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  9. Now that we finally have some cooler weather here in the South I'm wanting to try this recipe. I'm wondering if you just used canned pumpkin or if it was a fresh pumpkin puree?

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  10. I've been having a pumpkin spice latte craving for a while now and I just made this. I think this is MUCH tastier that the one from the coffee shop and I'm obsessed with pumpkin puree so I added a little more than you called for. I L-O-V-E it!!! The greatest thing about this is I already had all the ingredients in my pantry. Thanks for the idea!

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  11. just found this recipe & will have to try it! thanks :) linked to your blog today. hope you have a nice fall evening.

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  12. OKay, so I tried this, and it is sooo close to being perfect..but did anyone else have an aversion to the texture? It was too gritty for me...any suggestions for evening out the texture without losing the foamy goodness?

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  13. to the comment above, I guess you can just strain it and after shake it up but I found this to be perfect! I just made this and I don't mind the texture at all, it's absolutely delicious.

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  14. I'm trying this RIGHT NOW! Typing as it's in the microwave. Thanks! I can't wait!

    Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired.blogspot.com

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  15. I want have to know more and more, on your blog just interesting and useful information.

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  16. Yes I'm so glad you posted this (like 2 years ago), as I've been eyeing the Kitchn recipe but just haven't made it to the store yet! But once I do I'm totally trying this...we roast our own beans and make our own espresso at home but nothing can replace a psl...they are absurdly expensive though!

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  17. Just wanted you to know, I made this drink iced this morning and LOVED it. I live in Florida, and it's still pretty dang hot outside, so I usually get the cold version when I decide to treat myself to a PSL. Here's what I did differently:

    I microwaved the 2 1/2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree for roughly 15 - 20 seconds with a splash of almond extract (I didn't have vanilla in the house this morning), a tiny bit of honey, and some of my cold brewed coffee concentrate. Then I stirred it up, added a dash of cinnamon, and mixed some more. I dumped the warm pumpkin mush into a tall glass of cold skim milk and stirred it with a fork until it was a bit frothy. Dropped in three ice cubes, and topped it off with about a half cup of cold brewed, strong coffee. Dash of cinnamon on top...

    It's amazing! I used Vanessa's cold brewed coffee recipe, so it was already a little sweetened and spicy. It's making my morning so happy. Thanks for this recipe!

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  18. This looks so yummy! I didn't get my fix and now they are all out of pumpkin spice everywhere and onto Christmas beverages. I am defiantly going to have to try this over the weekend. I am so happy I came upon your blog and now I wish I could remember how I got here to thank them too :)
    Hope your having a wonderful week.
    Much Love,
    Crystal

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  19. I made this today, but added cinnamon in b/c I felt like it needed some kind of spice. If only I had ever baked a pie, I would have added in pumpkin pie spice, ha. Delicious! And I'm picky about my drinks as I confess to being a Starbucks-aholic. Thank you for this!! My fiance thanks you for saving her hard earned money haha

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