Last week, I taught for a half of a school day, attended a funeral and then luncheon, walked over to the boys' school to pick them up in extreme humidity, and then spent time with family. After all that, I needed a nap which I took. Once I woke up, I picked up the boys to go visit with my mom and her friend. I was still dragging so I went to Starbucks and discovered they had pumpkin spice lattes a few days earlier than normal. I was so excited!!!
For the past few years, I've been attempting to recreate the latte at home but was unsuccessful. If you don't succeed, keep trying. This year I was finally successful. Yeah!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Stars of the recipe:
- 3 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
- 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla creamer
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 3 oz. milk
- 6 oz. strong coffee
- Blend all the ingredients except for the coffee. (Blend until smooth.)
- Microwave the blended ingredients for 1 minute.
- Add the hot coffee.
- Top with extra ground cinnamon or whipped cream (optional).