Since pumpkin is the quintessential fall vegetable, it is only natural to visit the coffee shop for pumpkin spice lattes when the fall season finally arrives. How about we tell you that you no longer need to go to the coffee shop every now and then for your favorite fall beverage when you can make some at home? Read on to learn the correct blend of spices used for making the best pumpkin spice latte that your friends and relatives will relish and crave. This recipe is super easy to follow and serves the serving size is two drinks.
Prepare the following ingredients in the given quantities.
- Vanilla extract (1 tablespoon)
- Pumpkin pie spices (half teaspoon of the spice blend shown below and a little extra for sprinkling)
- Sugar (as per your sweet tooth)
- Pumpkin puree (2 tablespoons)
- Milk (2 cups)
- Strong coffee (half cup)
- Whipped cream (this will be added right at the end)
For pumpkin pie spices, you can mix the following quantities of spices:
- Ground cloves (no more than one pinch)
- Ground cinnamon (1 ½ tablespoons)
- Ground ginger (2 teaspoons)
- Freshly grated nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon)
For milk, you should opt for whole milk to get the best flavor. Add sugar to taste. The sugar quantity should be according to the sweetness level that you find most appealing. You can also include more pumpkin puree if you want a stronger pumpkin flavor.
Add sugar, pumpkin puree and milk to a saucepan. Mix the ingredients well. Once the mixture is homogenous, keep the saucepan over medium heat.
Heat the blend well, but do not boil it. Before it comes close to the boiling point, remove it and mix other ingredients: coffee, spice mix and vanilla extract.
Pour the blend into 2 cups. Apply whipped cream topping and sprinkle a little amount of the spice mix on top of the whipped cream.
The Last Word
Here you go! You now have coffee shop-level pumpkin latte without having to wait in long lines. Enjoy great-tasting pumpkin spice coffee in an Americaware souvenir mug from the comfort of your home. A warm cup of pumpkin spice latte on a warm sofa never tasted this good.