I can’t lie, this recipe does take about 10 minutes and creates some of a mess, but to enjoy the autumn season why not?
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin spice mix (see below)
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups 1% milk (or higher fat if you chose)
12 oz coffee
smallest saucepan you own
1. In a small saucepan, cook pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice mix for about 2 minutes. Stir constantly and be careful not to burn puree. Stir in sugar until mixture looks like thick syrup.
2. Add milk and vanilla extract to saucepan and whisk. Warm mixture over medium heat. Then blend in blender (or with immersion blender) until frothy.
3. Make coffee and pour 6 oz each into two mugs. Add frothed milk, and sprinkle pumpkin spice mix on top.
**Note: Ideally, I would warm the pumpkin puree and spices in the saucepan, then mix the puree and milk in a stainless steel cup, and froth it in a steam wand- however, many people do not have espresso machines at home. If you have a steam wand at home, I highly encourage you to use it instead as it’s much more efficient and easier.
Pumpkin Spice Mix
This pumpkin spice mix is something I like to keep in my pantry for the fall to add to baked goods and coffee drinks. It’s made as a stock recipe so you can grab little bits of it as you like.
1/2 cup ground cinnamon
1/4 cup ginger
1/4 cup ground nutmeg
2 tbsp ground cloves
1 tbsp allspice
Enjoy your pumpkin spice latte!