Enjoy the taste of autumn!
Autumn is my favorite time of year! And when pumpkins arrive at the farmer’s market and grocery store it’s a reminder that it’s time to make my favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe!
It can be expensive to have the barista make them for you-so I love to make them at home! It’s also a great way to make it exactly the way you like it. I found this recipe several years ago in Good Housekeeping magazine and I’ve been making it ever since. Unlike some recipes that rely on artificial flavorings-it contains pure pumpkin, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte-
I created this illustrated version of the recipe that is available as a free download at the end of this post. The recipe is very simple to make with simple ingredients from your pantry, and it doesn’t take much time! I save the unused pumpkin for other recipes such as pumpkin bread, cookies or pie!
Simmer the sugar, water, pumpkin, pumpkin spice and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan, whisking occasionally for 10 minutes. Strain it twice through a mesh strainer during the cooling process as it will remove some of the pumpkin solids from the syrup.
The finished syrup is a lovely deep amber and tastes (and smells) wonderful! When the syrup is completely cool, pour it into a pitcher and store it in the refrigerator for up to a month. It never lasts that long in my house!
Stir before using and mix 1-2 tablespoons of the syrup with coffee and warm milk to taste. I also like a version using 1 tablespoon of half and half (20 calories and 1 1/2 grams of fat) and 1 tablespoon of the syrup. It makes a creamy, smooth latte with the taste of cinnamon and pumpkin, but it’s not overly sweet. And the recipe works well with soy milk if you prefer!
A Pumpkin Spice latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top makes a wonderful dessert!
This recipe let’s you treat yourself to a Pumpkin Spice latte every day without worrying about the coffee-shop prices. Pour yourself a cup and light a fire in the fireplace and you’re ready for fall!