I’ve been a pumpkin spice latte devotee for going on 9-ish years now?!? It’s an expensive habit for sure, so I’m not really sure why it took me so long to try making my own at home.
I guess maybe it’s just that most recipes I’ve seen seem kind of involved and require pulling out a lot of ingredients for each latte, so I decided that if I was going to make a homemade pumpkin spice latte, it had to be quick and easy. So I developed this easy-peasy pumpkin spice creamer recipe that makes the most amazing lattes at the drop of a hat!
Seriously, one batch takes less than 10 minutes to make, and you can easily get 6 or so lattes out of it, each perfectly sweetened without the need for the additional frou-frou whipped cream. Although a little frou-frou on occasion is a nice added touch, and if you want to go that route, I’d recommend topping it off with a little homemade whipped cream.
This yummy pumpkin spice creamer should keep for about a week in the refrigerator… but I don’t think you’ll have to worry about that — it will be gone long before then!Print
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
- 1 tablespoon pure almond extract
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.
- Stir in sugar and continue to stir while boiling just until all of the sugar is dissolved. Over boiling will produce a syrup that is too thick.
- Allow the solution to cool to room temperature, then whisk in pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, almond extract and pumpkin pie spice.
- Transfer to a clean container and refrigerate for up to one week. Shake well before using.
I should note that I’ve only tried this with canned pumpkin puree because I haven’t had a chance to make my homemade pumpkin puree yet. I see no reason why the homemade wouldn’t work, and in fact, it may be even better!
I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a bit of a coffee snob. I love a good, fragrant, dark roast, and once I find a coffee that I love, I’m pretty loyal to it, rarely trying something new.
I really have to say that I’m so glad I gave this new Millstone Mayan Black Onyx a shot. It’s everything I want in a good cup of coffee, dark and full-bodied with a rich finish — and more! The more being that not only is it USDA Organic, but it’s also Fair Trade Certified.
I’m guessing you’re probably familiar with what organic means by now, but chances are you’re not as well-versed on the term Fair Trade Certified. Now worries — it means just what it sounds like. Products that bear the Fair Trade Certified label come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated, something that we all deserve. Right?
Chocolate and coffee are two examples of when I actually seek out products bearing this label. October is actually Fair Trade Month, so we should hopefully see lots more products bearing this certification in stores right now!
Anyhow, all that to say that if you want the tastiest homemade pumpkin spice latte, I recommend trying my pumpkin spice creamer recipe paired with a hot cup of Millstone Mayan Black Onyx coffee — yum!
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