Friday, September 25, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Latte

One of my top 3 favorite Starbucks Drinks! I can't wait to test it out.

Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon of Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (your choice)
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute - you can halve this amount
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)

In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don't have a blender, don't worry about it - just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.

Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.

Optional: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.

Image and Recipe via here


  1. Oooh, I had the Caribou version of this today. Very happy & fall.
    P.S. I found you through Marie (who was my roommate for 2 years in college), I'm not just a random blog-stalker!

  2. I follow you on Twitter. :) I haven't tried the Caribou version, but it's definitely on my list!! Yummmmm.

  3. that sounds like a lot of vanilla extract.

    And yes the caribou version is yum