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Pumpkin Spice Latte

13 Nov

A creamy cup of caffeine-laced autumn flavors…  that’s what this Pumpkin Spice Latte is.  I guarantee it will be a big hit to whomever you serve it.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes

I made these when I had friends over for brunch last week – brunch for one of our friends.  I hope to someday be a woman who brunches for no apparent reason other than the fun of eating with friends, but alas, I am not quite at that stage of life yet.

I know there are about a thousand different recipes for Pumpkin Spice Lattes out there, but I like this version because it’s easy.  Does that make me lazy or wise?  Oh, the things I must ponder…

Pumpkin Spice Latte
4 c strongly brewed coffee
6 c milk (use skim so you will feel less badly about later topping your mug with whipped cream)
12 Tbsp sugar

8 Tbsp pumpkin puree
8 Tbsp vanilla
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

optional for topping: cinnamon sticks, sweetened whipped cream, ground nutmeg

Pour the coffee and sugar into a large crockpot.  Whisk to dissolve the sugar thoroughly.  Pour in the milk.  Side note: I also tried whole milk, and skim really did taste best.  I think it allows the pumpkin-y flavor and spices to shine through better.

In a small bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, vanilla and spices.  Whisk into the coffee-milk mixture in the crockpot.

Cover and heat on low for 3-4 hours.

To serve, ladle into mugs and top with cinnamon sticks, whipped cream, and a light sprinkle of nutmeg.

Serving note: When you’ve served down to one inch or so of remaining latte, cut the heat!  It will create an unpleasant film.