Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Latte

I've been seeing this recipe all over blogland and had to try it. I'm a black coffee kind of girl so was a little hesitant that it would be too sweet. Wrong. So yummy. So much like fall. A great way to use up the pumpkin you opened for other recipes.

Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
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 or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee ( I add a packet of instant coffee to my already brewed coffee)

Directions: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. Swoon.

Optional: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.
This post has also been linked to:
Mouthwatering Monday at Southern Fairytale
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace
Tuesday at the Table at All the Small Stuff
Tuesday Tastes at Crazy Daisy
Hearth and Soul at Frugality and Crunchiness with Christy
What's on The Menu Wednesday at Dining With Debbie
Recipe Swap at Prairie Story (Thursdays)
Colleen's Fall Recipe Swap at Colleen's Kitchen (Fridays)


  1. I've needed something to do with the extra pumpkin in the can after I make pumpkin cookies. This is it. I can't wait... Yum!

  2. I'm so making this tonight!! I have some extra pumpkin from my pies left over. ~Praire Story

  3. Oh yum, I am planning on making a very similar recipe this friday!

  4. Oh wow, there's actual pumpkin in it? Curiosity will get the better of me, I've gotta try this. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  5. I am not normally a latte drinker but this I have to try!! I love that you use real pumpkin instead of just spice. Thanks for sharing this with us at the hearth and soul hop!

  6. This sounds so perfect for a fall morning. Thank you for sharing it with the hearth and soul hop this week:)

  7. Hi Sarah! I am a born black coffee drinker, but I also love pumpkin, so, this is a must try for me. Thanks so much for sharing on the hearth and soul hop this week. All the best! Alex@amoderatelife