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Pumpkin Spice Latte

September 24, 2009

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So Alex may have helped make this, but I made part of it… so it counts :) It was delicious!! I’m not even a huge pumpkin fan and I still really liked it. It’s nice because you can control how much spice/coffee/pumpkin is in it. Tara:9/10 Alex: 9/10 DeShanee: 7/10

pumpkin spice coffee

Makes 1-2 Servings

2 cups milk (used skim milk)

2 tablespoons canned pumpkin (we used more than called for – around 3 tablespoons)

2 tablespoons sugar (you can half this amount – we didn’t)

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice

1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup strong coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine) (used Starbucks bold espresso beans)

1. In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin, and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring until steaming.

2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice.

3. Transfer to a blender and process (we used a submersion blender in the pan) and process for 15 seconds until foamy. (If you don’t have a blender just use a whisk!).

4. Pour into a large mug (or two mugs) and add the espresso.

5. Optional Top with whipped cream and pumpkin spice.

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75 Comments leave one →
  1. Amanda permalink
    September 24, 2009 11:28 pm

    oooh….thanks for posting the recipe! I just might have to try this! :)

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 12:09 pm

      you really do! it is soooo good!

  2. September 24, 2009 11:35 pm

    It was pretty good with vanilla vodka, but next time I want to use Kahlua! ^_^

    • September 25, 2009 7:56 am

      Thanks for sharing. I will have to try this, since my favorite drink is a pumpkin spice latte!

      • taraSG permalink
        September 25, 2009 12:10 pm

        I had never had one before, but it jumped onto my favorite list too :)

    • Aманда permalink
      September 25, 2009 8:21 am

      Kahlua or Bailey’s makes the perfect addition to any cup of coffee. ;)

      • taraSG permalink
        September 25, 2009 12:11 pm

        Oh wow…. we need to try this with Baileys!

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 12:09 pm

      my mom said that you have to use really nice vodka if you’re going to be mixing with milk or cream… I think Kahlua would be much better :)

      • Aманда permalink
        September 25, 2009 12:12 pm

        Well, the point is to use Kahlua (or Bailey’s) in place of of the cream or milk. :) I’ve done this before with regular coffee and it is good!

        • taraSG permalink
          September 25, 2009 12:21 pm

          me too :) my grandma got me some really good Irish Cream for Christmas last year and I used it in my coffee at night :)

  3. englishrain permalink
    September 25, 2009 7:44 am

    My mouth is watering at the mere sight of this recipe! It will be coming to a cup near me very soon. :)

    Thanks for posting this!

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 12:10 pm

      It was so much better than I expected :)

  4. September 25, 2009 8:29 am

    As soon as autumn rolls around, my craving for pumpkin spice lattes strikes something fierce. This recipe is a keeper!

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 12:11 pm

      It’s so easy and delicious!!

  5. September 25, 2009 8:34 am

    Thanks for this post. I have been wanting to try something like this and wasn’t sure. Since you said you’re not a pumpkin fan and still liked it, well, I’m sold. Love your blog btw.

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 12:12 pm

      Thanks!! I’m definitely not the kind of person that eats pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving, so I didn’t think I’d like this. I was surprised at how good it is. You can very easily add more or less pumpkin :)

  6. September 25, 2009 9:29 am

    I am hearing great things about the pumpkin spice :)

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 12:13 pm

      For good reasons :)

  7. September 25, 2009 9:42 am

    i so like to read your post, but i am bad for english language. might please give a widget translator google on your side bar, on Indonesia Language of course. thanks

    strez
    Indonesian blogger

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 12:13 pm

      Hmm I’ll have to look into it…

  8. Jackie permalink
    September 25, 2009 10:06 am

    I LOVE Pumpkin Spice Lattes :) I’m glad this recipe came up on the WordPress home page before I logged into my blog! I will definitely be trying this.

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 12:14 pm

      Oh wow! I was wondering where everyone was finding my blog :)

  9. September 25, 2009 11:13 am

    ooh! that sounds tastier than the synthy syrup at starbucks. (i worked there) canned pumpkin! :) yum

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 12:16 pm

      and better for you :)

  10. yoforit permalink
    September 25, 2009 1:02 pm

    Hi and Thanks for this recipe! Just in time for fall and winter Holidays. I shared it on my CafeMom, FaceBook, and Twitter! and will also post it on my Craft:>D WAHM site/blog.

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 1:05 pm

      Thanks! Where can I check out your blog?

  11. September 25, 2009 1:35 pm

    Hey, so I really love pumpkin…
    but, I actually have a question quite unrelated…I noticed that you have buttons in your side bar and I thought that wordpress.com didn’t support that…So I was just wondering how you did that? Thanks!

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 1:45 pm

      I’ll send it in an email :)

  12. September 25, 2009 1:39 pm

    I am definitely going to try this I love pumpkin!

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 1:45 pm

      If you love pumpkin then I suggest adding a little more pumpkin than the recipe calls for :)

  13. mommyinmotion permalink
    September 25, 2009 1:41 pm

    That looks amazing! I haven’t made flavored coffee in so long, I might have to add it to the recipes to be tried list!

  14. seo4less permalink
    September 25, 2009 2:11 pm

    wow sounds really good will have to try so you bring the hot saucepan mix and blend it together?

    SEO for LESS

  15. paneful permalink
    September 25, 2009 2:49 pm

    Being the coffee hound/pumpkin lover (and that includes the seeds, roasted and salted) that I am, I instantly fell in love with the recipe. It’s something I’ll need to try really soon!

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 3:00 pm

      Make sure you add a little more pumpkin than it calls for if you love pumpkin :)

  16. courtnay permalink
    September 25, 2009 6:49 pm

    mmmm. thanks for the recipe. pumpkin spice is a favorite. can’t wait to make it : )
    (& btw… what is your layout type? do you have to have the wordpress pro to get it?? i would love for my blog layout to look similar to this, right now it’s just to narrow & boring. please email back?)

    best luck with the blog. looks fun/interesting so far!

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 10:40 pm

      Thanks :)

      What do you want to know about the layout? I have the regular free wordpress and use the “vigilance” theme. You can customize the header and colors. As far as the sidebar looking different, I use the HTML codes big and /big around the text you want to be bigger.

  17. September 25, 2009 8:12 pm

    Torani makes a Pumpkin Pie Sauce that is delicious and really easy. But you’re way sounds good too, sounds like tons of tlc went into it.

    http://www.bobateadirect.com/Torani-Pumpkin-Pie-Sauce-4-lbs.-1.89L-pr-5041.html

    • taraSG permalink
      September 25, 2009 10:41 pm

      Thanks for sharing that! This was pretty easy. I bet you could even just stick it in the microwave and whisk it and get near the same results :)

  18. theprettyproject permalink
    September 25, 2009 8:13 pm

    I LOVE pumpink and will totally try that. Thanks! :)

    http://www.theprettyproject.com

  19. margihealing permalink
    September 26, 2009 4:18 am

    Goodness me! Canned pumkin! I don’t know if we even have that here in Australia.
    Am gobsmacked, in an intrigued, curious kind of way, by this entire recipe… what fun!

    • taraSG permalink
      September 26, 2009 9:52 am

      Haha I didn’t know they made it either! I think I’m going to have to add “gobsmacked” to my daily vocabulary :)

  20. Steven Harris permalink
    September 26, 2009 8:17 am

    Wish I liked pumpkin, this sounds lovely in principle. But I know I wouldn’t be able to get over my anti-pumpkin taste-buds.
    http://doctorbeatnik.wordpress.com/

    • taraSG permalink
      September 26, 2009 9:53 am

      I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin and liked it, but if you don’t like pumpkin at all…. I wouldn’t bother :)

  21. Dan permalink
    September 26, 2009 9:06 am

    That sounds so good! Thanks for the recipe.

  22. September 26, 2009 9:26 am

    pumpkin latte! whoa. sounds damn interesting. need to try it out at home. shucks, hate student life. not having a proper kitchen is the stopper. :(

    • taraSG permalink
      September 26, 2009 9:54 am

      I bet you could make it in the microwave as long as you have a whisk and coffee :)

  23. gerbilize permalink
    September 26, 2009 9:38 am

    sounds delicious! i’m gonna try it with soy milk and whatever sugar substitute i have in my cupboard right now….

    • taraSG permalink
      September 26, 2009 9:54 am

      I made it with Splenda last night and it was just as good. I’ll have to try it with soy milk :)

  24. Steven Harris permalink
    September 26, 2009 10:18 am

    Wouldn’t soy milk go too lumpy?

    • taraSG permalink
      September 27, 2009 6:37 pm

      I’m not sure. I”ve never used it in coffee before.

  25. September 26, 2009 10:43 am

    Yummy. I had this with my breakfast this morning and it was delish! I used 2% milk, regular canned pumpkin (I didn’t have any of the spiced kind), and strong coffee- I don’t have an espresso machine. In my opinion, the whipped cream made the drink….. I didn’t like it that much until I added the whipped cream! But after the W.C- AMAZING goodness!

    • taraSG permalink
      September 27, 2009 6:38 pm

      I’m really glad to hear it tasted as good with strong coffee! I agree the whipped cream totally makes the drinks :)

  26. September 26, 2009 10:45 am

    Thanks for sharing. I will have to try this:)

  27. September 26, 2009 10:56 am

    yummo

  28. September 26, 2009 2:45 pm

    Hello,

    Thanks so very much for sharing this recipe! I have been looking for it…love Pumpkin Latte!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  29. September 26, 2009 5:29 pm

    that looks Amazing!

  30. Kiyoko permalink
    September 26, 2009 9:43 pm

    Thank you for your post. I will try this one!!

  31. September 26, 2009 11:11 pm

    A delicious recipe easy enough for a guy to try. Thanks.

    • taraSG permalink
      September 27, 2009 6:42 pm

      Definitely an easy and delicious recipe :)

  32. TheFatGirlBlogs permalink
    September 27, 2009 10:12 am

    Tara – Congrats on making the front page of WordPress with this post! :)

    • taraSG permalink
      September 27, 2009 6:42 pm

      Thanks!! I’m still kinda in shock about it :)

  33. September 27, 2009 1:49 pm

    canned pumpkin? I’m pretty sure that doesn’t exist here. The recipe sounds gooood though.

    • taraSG permalink
      September 27, 2009 6:49 pm

      Hahaha yeah I didn’t know it existed here either :)

  34. September 27, 2009 3:19 pm

    Wowza this looks delicious!! Nice work!

    I don’t drink caffeinated bevvies but will definitely try my own spin on this for the food blog!

    • taraSG permalink
      September 27, 2009 6:44 pm

      I made it with decaf espresso last night and it was just as delish :)

      (“decaf espresso” seems like an oxymoron lol)

  35. September 27, 2009 4:49 pm

    OMG Yum – sounds amazing – might have to try that if it ever gets to be fall around these parts…*sigh*

    • taraSG permalink
      September 27, 2009 6:50 pm

      I thought it was turning into fall and then we had another warm weekend. I guess I shouldn’t be complaining… I just love fall weather :)

  36. September 28, 2009 7:35 am

    Won’t be trying this one as I like my coffee black and plain just with a little brown sugar, but well done for making the front page, your hits have really shot up.

  37. October 7, 2009 11:37 am

    I love this! Thank you for posting it! (I wrote about this on my blog: http://onewinter.wordpress.com/)

    • taraSG permalink
      October 7, 2009 12:20 pm

      You’re welcome! It’s so easy to make and soooo good :)

      I’ll be sure to check out your blog! Thanks for stopping by!

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