Ah, the season of orange and black, pumpkins and apples. It is time for that all-so-popular caffeinated drink of pumpkin spice latte. Pick up your ingredients at the local commissary and have one at the ready all the time with this recipe.
Pumpkin Spice Latte for 2
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 TBL pumpkin puree
- 1- 3 TBL brown sugar (or whatever sweetener you prefer: white sugar, stevia, honey, maple syrup, etc)
- 1 Tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 TBL vanilla extract
- ½ c – 1 c hot coffee/espresso
Heat up milk, pumpkin puree, and sweetener of choice in a saucepan. Do not let it come to a boil or the milk can become curdled and burned. Remove from heat and stir in pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and hot coffee.
Want to be extra? Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of additional pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin Spice Creamer
When you are overseas, holiday items often come a little bit slower. And then once they arrive, you better snatch it up because once they are gone – they are gone!
This led to making my own creamer at home for when I wanted to fulfill that fall flavor. The original recipe was from Food Network, but I found it to be too sweet so I edited it a bit.
- 1 cup of half and half
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 3 TBL maple syrup (you can go heavy-handed on this if you prefer more sweetness)
- 1 Tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
When we switched to dairy-free as a household for a time, I swapped out the half and half for almond milk. You could also use oat milk or soy milk with the variety of options out there for dairy-free. I have also totally swapped out the milk and vanilla for unsweetened vanilla almond milk and found the flavor to be delish.
Like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, heat the ingredients for the creamer together on the stove to really blend the sugar and ensure the pumpkin pie spice is throughout the creamer. Let cool slightly before storing in a mason jar and storing it in the fridge.
While you may not be overseas where supply chains have the additional transit time, now you can add a touch of fall to any coffee or even tea!
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte
This one is really truly easy – swap out your favorite dairy-free milk for regular milk. Oat milk adds an earthy tone which is perfect for any fall drink. Unsweetened almond or soymilk works well as well, allowing for easy flavoring. Unsweetened vanilla almond or soymilk can add a touch of sweetness, without adding vanilla extract which saves time and money! Coconut milk could also be used if that is your favorite.
Will you try a pumpkin spice latte at home? Tell us how it was!
Orange you ready for fall now! 😉