I enjoy a variety of hot beverages, but the one I enjoy the most is my Pumpkin Latte and for a while I allowed myself this indulgence at my local coffee shop while, at the same time, I watched my pocketbook get smaller and smaller. As much as I would like to have my morning latte especially having it made for me, I am also willing to admit that I am cheap and will not pay the price it costs to spoil myself.
After many trials and errors the following recipe is the one that I decided would satisfy my desire for my pumpkin latte and save me money, no more spending $4 or $5 dollars a day for me. Let me add that I have a perfectly good Keurig machine, a large container of coffee, and pumpkin creamer already at home. I was also lucky enough to have the rest of the ingredients in my cupboard, so I had no reason not to start making my own.
Here is my recipe, give it a try, take a break from your local coffee shop and watch your pocketbook grow.
- Brewed coffee
- Favorite coffee mug
- stirring spoon
- The following ingredients
Pumpkin Base Ingredients:
- 1 can (15 ounces) of pumpkin puree
- 2 cups of almond milk (I use Blue Diamond, Almond Breeze, unflavored)
- 1/2 cup of condensed milk (sweetened)
- 1/3 cup of light brown sugar (I use Splenda’s version for fewer calories)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon vanilla extract (I use pure vanilla)
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
- A pinch of salt
- 2 cups of almond milk
For the base, combine all of the ingredients in a blender and puree for about thirty seconds. In order to get a smoother mixture blend it an additional minute or so.
- Strong coffee
- Pumpkin creamer
- whipped cream (optional)
How To Assemble:
- Pour 1/2 cup of the pumpkin mixture into your favorite coffee mug (add or subtract as much as you want depending on your preference) Heat this in your microwave for about 30 seconds.
- Take a cup (again more or less depending on your preference) of your brewed coffee (make sure it is hot and strong).
- Stir the two together and if you like you can then top it off with the whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
I enjoy my drinks extremely creamy so I add some of the pumpkin creamer I keep in my refrigerator; you can add this or not depending on your personal taste.
Store any left over mixture in the refrigerator, it will last up to a week.