Bring on all the pumpkin!
I mean, seriously, after my blog feeder has read “pumpkin” in every single title for the past few weeks, I feel a little less ashamed of giving you yet another pumpkin recipe.
And for all you pumpkin lovers out there, don’t be alarmed, this isn’t the last one – I’m about to blow up your feeder with “pumpkin” recipes for the next couple of weeks!
For the rest of you – I’m sorry.
But no, really, I feel like it’s taken me a while this season to go full-fledged pumpkin everything. Normally, by this time any other year, I’d have a stock pile of pumpkin flavored foods filling my pantry, freezer, and fridge. Pumpkin spice Pringles anyone? However, this year? I’m more looking forward to everything eggnog, gingerbread, peppermint mocha, and hot cocoa! It seems as though the day after Halloween they wasted no time in flooding the shelves of the grocery stores with these Christmas-flavored products. And I’ve been trying to contain myself from purchasing every. Single. Item.
So. This brings me back to pumpkin.
A couple weeks ago, I shared a pumpkin spice cold brew, but figured as the temperatures continue to drop, not everyone is as crazy as me and wants to sip an iced cold beverage in freezing temps. So, I decided to create a pumpkin spice latte recipe for all those who prefer not to freeze on a cold, autumn morning. Or, you know, about as latte as you’re going to get inside my kitchen – without a milk frother or an espresso machine.
This “latte” is flavored with real pumpkin puree as well as the standard pumpkin pie spices and minimal sugar. So, unlike those overly priced lattes you’re purchasing from the local coffee shops, you can actually enjoy this latte without feeling guilty. Or sluggish. But mainly guilty. Especially when I tell you this recipe serves one AND fills a coffee bowl. Yes, a coffee bowl [insert Lorelai Gilmore’s voice here]. Because would you really drink a pumpkin spice latte out of anything less?
Pumpkin Spice Latte
serves 1 – or 2 if you feel like sharing
- 1 1/2 c. unsweetened cashew almond milk
- 1 c. strong brewed coffee
- 1/4 c. + 2 tbsp. pure pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp. granulated sugar
- 5-10 drops liquid stevia
- 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Combine the milk, coffee, pumpkin, sugar, stevia, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract into a small saucepan. Heat until hot, but make sure that the mixture doesn’t burn. Carefully pour into mug(s).
But seriously, why would you want to share?