I noticed that it was back on the menu when I went to Starbucks just the other day . . . . However, for those of us on a budget, those little cups of goodness can add up. 99.9% of the time I just do not buy from Starbucks as a matter of principal.
- I do not like their donor program (planned parenthood)
- I can spend that same money to actually help someone with real food . . . . .
And! You can tweak the recipe to make it, as Goldilocks says, "Just right." (We have not even mentioned impressing friends and family! LOL)
Note: You can change the sugar and fat content of this recipe quite easily.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings
2 cups milk ( I much prefer 1/2 & 1/2 or @ least a mixture of milk and cream or 1/2 & 1/2)
2 Tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon of Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (your choice)
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)
In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming.
(for 15 seconds @ least). If you don't have a blender, don't worry about it - just whisk the mixture really, really, really, really well with a wire whisk.
Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.
Optional: Top with whipped cream (almost NOT optional)
And sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, or drizzle honey on top.
SOURCE: In the Heart of My Home