The Best Pumpkin Spice Latte Drink

The Best Pumpkin Spice Latte Drink.  The Pumpkin Spice Latte is a coffee drink made with a mix of traditional fall spice flavors (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove), steamed milk, and espresso, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice. #easy #pumpkin #spice #latte #holiday #drink

The Best Pumpkin Spice Latte Drink

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is a coffee drink made with a mix of traditional fall spice flavors (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove), steamed milk, and espresso, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.

Since 2015, it has also contained a small amount of pumpkin puree. The drink is offered by Starbucks and many other cafés on a seasonal basis, usually being introduced on the first of

September—though in 2014 the drink was introduced a week earlier on August 25—and usually, depending on the store, will end sometime around the end of December.

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The Best Pumpkin Spice Latte Drink


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup hot brewed coffee
  • Whipped cream
  • Dash pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk, pumpkin and sugar over medium heat until hot (do not boil). Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, the vanilla and coffee.
  2. Pour into 2 large mugs.
  3. Garnish each with whipped cream, dash pumpkin pie spice and a cinnamon stick.

Allow the Pumpkin-Spice Latte to cool, and serve over ice for a cold version.
If you do not have pumpkin pie spice at home, make your own by combining 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of ground ginger and 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.

This will make about 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice mix.

Tip: I tried this last year and it was good, but the pumpkin kind of settles to the bottom of the cup. I “steeped” the pumpkin and spices in the milk and then strained it before adding to my coffee. This keeps really well in the refrigerator.

 

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