Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Delicious cup of Autumn

Today is the Fall Equinox. Wow. I am so grateful to live in a place where seasons change so drastically. I LOVE experiencing each unique season, although Autumn is by far my favorite.

Today, in honor of Autumn, I made myself my first ever home-made pumpkin spice latte. Starbucks has NOTHING on this delicious drink!

Here, indulge yourself:
1 cup milk
1 tbs. pumpkin puree
1 tbs. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
heat and stir together, not to boil (i just use my steamer on my espresso machine)

Layer your cup like this:
2 oz espresso (or brewed rich coffee)
milk/pumpkin mixture
foam/whipped cream
spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc...)

If you're not into coffee, you can definitely leave it out (and then check yourself into a mental institution!!!), in which case this would simply be a "steamer" instead of a "latte". Or you could double the recipe and use it like a creamer in your morning coffee instead. Enjoy.

By the way, my momma has been visiting so that is why I neglected you for so long. I have a lot to share with you, so stay posted!


Stu and Lauren said...

yum! alas, i'll have to save it for a day when its not 90 degrees in GA.

Merritt said...

holy cow - that sounds awesome!! i'll be making those all the time once i get to the store for some more pumpkin....

Brandon and Callie said...

seriously! that looks freaking amazing! can we come visit so you can make me one???

Brooke Hereth said...

ummmm. my mom and i saw that recipe and i was like, holy crapppp. so we made it and it was well lets just say, THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD.

Anna said...

Dude. Awesome. Can't wait to try it. Maybe tomorrow morning.

Anna said...

I'm trying this on Shocks tonight! She said if it were up to her she'd just go to Starbucks but I'm going to consider it a labor of love and make it from scratch just for her. Mmmm. I'll let you know how it turns out.