Make Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home
September officially marked the launch of Starbuck’s iconic, limited time Pumpkin Spice Latte, and you can believe I was in line early morning to get my hands on the addicting drink. The Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL for short) remains a fall classic for many; the beverage is so famous, it even has its own Instagram account and I’m not ashamed to say I follow it religiously.
So what makes Pumpkin Spice Latte so good? Is it the blend of nutmeg and cinnamon, smooth espresso, or the steamy, frothy milk, which instantly makes fans fall in love? For me, I think the drink brings on the feeling of my favorite season.
Whether you want to admit you’re ‘basic’ or not, here are my tips for perfecting an easy Pumpkin Spice Latte at home. ‘Cuz nobody’s got time for long coffee lines.
Warm Pumpkin Spice Latte
Serving Size: 8 ounces
3 cups fat-free, 2% or whole milk
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder or instant coffee powder
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whipped cream, optional
How to Make
STEP 1: In a medium saucepan, heat milk and espresso powder over medium heat, stirring frequently, until hot. Do not boil.
STEP 2: Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir, together pumpkin, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Whisk into hot milk mixture. Heat through. Do not boil. Stir in vanilla.
STEP 3: Pour into four 10- to 12-ounce mugs. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
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