How to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

DIY'S, Recipes.

Since fall is swiftly leaving us (⌐■_■), I wanted to share this cliche white girl’s favorite recipe.

Ingredients//

  •  2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to garnish
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 to 2 shots espresso, about 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped until firm peaks form

Equipment//

  • Mixer, whisk, or hand blender, to whip cream
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Whisk
  • Blender
  • Espresso maker or coffee maker

Instructions//

  • Heat the pumpkin and spices: In a small saucepan over medium heat cook the pumpkin with the pumpkin pie spice and a generous helping of black pepper for 2 minutes or until it’s hot and smells cooked. Stir constantly.
  • Stir in the sugar: Add the sugar and stir until the mixture looks like a bubbly thick syrup.
  • Warm the milk: Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract. Warm gently over medium heat, watching carefully to make sure it doesn’t boil over.
  • Blend the milk: Carefully process the milk mixture with a hand blender or in a traditional blender (hold the lid down tightly with a thick wad of towels!) until frothy and blended.
  • Mix the drinks: Make the espresso or coffee and divide between two mugs and add the frothed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg if desired.

Tips//

  • Cook the pumpkin and the spices for a moment in the saucepan, which gets rid of any raw squash flavor and makes the spices toastier
  • Add a healthy dose of black pepper! It cuts through the sweetness and the coffee for a spicy bite.

Enjoy,

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