I wish you were in my kitchen right now and could share a pumpkin spice latte with me! I just love making these for friends and family in the fall. It is such a treat, particularly on a chilly fall afternoon! I top mine with a little dallop of homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon….Mmmmm!! C’mon over!
I started making these years ago when my kids were toddlers and my kitchen was full of other moms and their little ones. We had monthly “coffee breaks,” alternating hostesses and always looking forward to the next month’s get together. My favorite month to host was always September, so I could bake apple squares and make Pumpkin Spice Lattes!
Since I was making big batches of these fall delights, I found a shortcut that works for any kitchen, no need for an espresso machine or frother! Made with real pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin pie spices, this latte is pure autumn goodness. It’s super easy and SO delicious! Enjoy!!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 T canned pumpkin puree
- 2 t. vanilla
- 1 t. sugar (or a little more if you like it sweet!)
- 1 t. pumpkin pie spice OR 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/8 t nutmeg, 1/8 t. ground cloves and 1/8 t. ground ginger
- 4 oz espresso or very strong coffee
- homemade whipped cream and cinnamon for topping
- Add all ingredients into a blender, except coffee and whipped cream.
- Blend for about 30-45 seconds or until you’ve made a good amount of froth (see picture below.)
- Pour into a large glass measuring cup and microwave for about 2 minutes or desired hotness. Watch carefully, froth will continue to rise when heated. When making larger batches, I heat smaller amounts at a time, so as not to spill over.
- Pour coffee into the bottom of two cups.
- Using a spoon, pour hot milk mixture on top of the coffee, holding back the froth.
- Scoop the froth on top of the hot milk.
- Add a dallop of fresh whipped cream and cinnamon! Yum!
For Homemade Whipped Cream
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 t. sugar
- Mix cream and sugar on high with an electric mixer until desired thickness, about 2-4 min, watching closely to not over-whip (it will turn to butter.)