Pumpkin Spice Latte- A sure sign it’s fall!

Well, kicking and screaming, summer has ended! And I can honestly say I’m embracing fall (it is truly my FAVORITE season-just not a fan of the season it leads too 😉). With the school year starting for Ms. L and already a handful of cooler mornings (rushing in the frenzy of what pants/long sleeves fit the girls), it really feels like autumn!

IMG_8303.JPG

As promised, I found and have made a Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin. Spiced. Latte! Yes, nothing says fall like a PSL in my book! And friends, I have yet to buy one from sbucks!!

IMG_8301.JPG Not saying I won’t (because I will, I’m sure) I just don’t find it necessary. This recipe is fantastic and nearly spot on!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
4 oz Espresso or strongly brewed Coffee
1 cup steamed milk
2 TB Pumpkin Syrup (recipe below)

Pumpkin Syrup
1 1/2 c water
1 1-2 c super fine sugar ( I just used food processor)
4 cinnamon sticks
2 heaping TB pumpkin purée
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp nutmeg

IMG_8295.JPG

Heat water and sugar over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir frequently. Add in all the spices and pumpkin purée. Simmer for 8 minutes, stirring frequently.

IMG_8297.JPG
Remove from heat and strain using a mesh strainer. Once liquid has cooled
Place in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to one month.

IMG_8298.JPG

Once your syrup has been made pour two tablespoons into the bottom of your mug. Pour espresso on top and stir. Froth milk and pour over your espresso. Sprinkle a little nutmeg on top and there ya go! ( you could also add whip cream).

IMG_8302.JPG

This recipe will not only save you a lot of $$$ you’d otherwise be throwing away at Starbucks, it also isn’t filled with all the yucky mystery ingredients the other PSLs have in them! Enjoy this sure sign of fall.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Latte- A sure sign it’s fall!

  1. Pingback: My Cookbook: Autumn recipes | sweet mama k

  2. Pingback: Pumpkin Muffins | goinghomemade

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s