Saturday, November 30, 2013

Super Simple Pumpkin Spice Latte

I love going out for fancy coffee drinks.  They're just so expensive!
So, I try to make them at home as much as I can.
I've figured out some easy versions of several hot and iced lattes.
A couple of weeks ago, I figured out a simple way to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

I simply mix about eight ounces (one cup) of hot milk (I use coconut milk) with two tablespoons of vanilla simple syrup (I'll post this recipe below), two shots (about four tablespoons) of espresso or very strong coffee, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice.  Super simple and super yummy!

To make your own vanilla simple syrup, boil one cup of water with one cup of sugar until the sugar is dissolved completely.  Add 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (I love the Trader Joe's brand) and stir.
It can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks in a covered jar and used as needed.
The drink recipe above can be a vanilla latte with by leaving out the pumpkin pie spice.  Enjoy!


Kaisievic said...

Clever! ... and yummy!

Cindie said...

Yum, I'll have to try this. I love pumpkins lattes! pumpkin tea, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin cake, muffins, scones, pie.....well, anything pumpkin!

Delighted Hands said...

I'm not a coffee drinker but I will pass this on to my daughter-in-law. I love that you figured it out to make yourself-now that I love to do!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This sounds good and it's something I could make with Truvia. Thanks for the great idea! Hugs!

Mereknits said...

I bet it smells as good as it tastes.

simply bev said...

Yum, I'm going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Roxie said...

Torani flavored syrups are for sale at our local Cash and Carry market. I love orange in my Earl Grey tea, and a shot of almond in a cup of Sleepytime with a splash of milk is desert for me!

judith said...

I'll have to try this! I love your beverage recipes, or as we like to call them The Bev Files.