Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune tweeted “must-try autumn” recipes. Being that I love autumn cooking and baking, I took a quick scroll through. I wasn’t excited by most of them, but did decide to try the DIY pumpkin spice latte.
I don’t typically buy fancy coffee drinks. I drink coffee, but generally only add a little cream or cream and sugar. Most of those fancy drinks are just too sweet for me and don’t pack enough punch.
This one was pretty good though. I made a few changes to make it healthier.
2 cups unsweetened vanilla coconut or almond milk
3 tablespoons pure pumpkin
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup strong brewed coffee
Combine milk, pumpkin and sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk mixture until foamy.
Transfer to two mugs, filling each only half way; top with coffee. See, the coffee coming down the side of the mug. Well, that’s because I spilled about half the coffee on the counter while trying to take a picture at the same time. I have so much talent.
You can get all fancy and top with whipped cream or sprinkle with cinnamon or more pumpkin pie spice.
Drink hot. This would be easy to make a big pot for a nice brunch.