Pumpkin Pie Latte

I was ready for a nice coffee break last weekend and decided to treat myself to a Pumpkin Pie Latte. No, I didn’t go to a coffee shop for my latte—I made it right at home, and it was really good! I substituted honey for sugar and made it slightly differently from the original recipe. If you’ve always wanted to try making your own coffee-shop style coffee drink, you’ll need to try this, especially if you are fond of pumpkin-flavored things!

This Pumpkin Pie Latte has a light, sweet-and-spicy, creamy pumpkin flavor—not overly-sweet or spicy, but just right. I made mine with skim milk, but if you want yours a little richer you can use whole milk. This recipe makes one serving—to make more, just multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you want to make!

Pumpkin Pie Latte

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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PUMPKIN PIE LATTE by NancyC, adapted from Taste of Home

Makes 1 serving                                                                          

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or substitute ground cinnamon)
  • 1/4 cup hot brewed Easy Espresso (see recipe below; you can use 1/3 cup if you want a stronger coffee flavor)
  • Whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice (or ground cinnamon)  for garnish

EASY ESPRESSO (makes enough espresso for 2 lattes)

  • 1/4 cup ground coffee
  • 3/4 cup cold water

Place ground coffee in the filter of a drip coffeemaker. Add water; brew according to manufacturer’s instructions.

In a small saucepan, combine milk and pumpkin puree. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until steaming (about 3 minutes; do not let the mixture boil). Stir in the honey, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice, continuing to heat for another minute. Remove from heat and transfer to a blender; cover tightly and blend for 15 seconds or until foamy (If you’re making multiple servings, I recommend just filling the blender no more than half full so the hot pumpkin mixture won’t overflow while blending—you may need to blend several different batches).

Pour espresso into a mug and add the foamy pumpkin/milk mixture. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice.

Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com

I’m no expert at making fancy coffee drinks, so I was so pleased that this latte turned out well! Do you have a favorite special coffee drink you like making?

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