Saturday, September 3, 2011

Come On Summer GIVE IT UP!

I am in need of some jeans, boots and sweater weather.  I am sick of Korea's humid heat.  I am ready to cuddle on the couch and watch new TV with a hot latte.  One of everyone's favorite lattes seem to be Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.  Here in Korea I have yet to find it available in the Fall... even on Post... SO, on the advice of Ashley Amazing I Google'd the recipe.  Here is what I made (I tweaked this recipe):

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk (I used fat free 'cause I am cutting back on the f-a-t)
  • 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Tbsp Splenda
  • 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2-4 shots of espresso (I went with four - I read you can also sub 1/2c of extra strong brewed coffee for espresso in recipes if you don't have espresso)
Directions
  • Mix milk, pumpkin, and splenda together while slowly heating the milk to the magic latte temp of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.  Add the vanilla and spice last. Whisk (or take it for a spin in your blender) to make it frothy.
  • Pour mixture over the espresso and enjoy.  (If you are feeling frisky add some whipped cream with nutmeg or cinnamon on top.)
Just in case you are wondering as I type this it is 85F outside.  Not quite fall yet. :(

2 comments:

**christina** said...

Thanks for posting this! This is my husbands favorite drink as well. I'm going to try this recipe out :)

Erinn said...

holy moly this looks delish! It is still warm in WA so its not quite time for such autumn drinks, can't wait until it is though :)
-Erinn
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