Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is a special time of year. Back in late August 2005 I met my husband. Then in September of 2006 I put 100% of myself into him and fell head over heels in love. We were engaged in October of 2007 and wed in October 2008. I wonder what will happen this fall??!!

Fall is my favorite season for more reasons than just love. It is time to bring out the sweaters and jackets, ankle boots and scarfs. Running in the morning isn't quite as hard as it was when the temperature was 80 degrees at 6:30am. And very importantly, baking and cooking in the fall is the best! I love breaking out the crock pot for soup and chili. It is a great time of year for baking bread, but most of all, it is so fun to use pumpkin in baking and cooking.

I happened upon a blog for homemade pumpkin spice lattes. No more $4 drinks!! I can make my own! I've shared this with a few friends and they love it. I hope you do too!!

This jar of syrup will last quite a while. I think I've made 4 lattes and I have more than half a jar left!

Don't you love my pink mug??

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Source: Sugar Crafter
Yield: 1 latte

For the syrup:
1 and 1/4 cups water
1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg

For the latte:
2 cups milk
1 or 2 shots espresso (I don't have an espresso machine so I use strong coffee)
2 Tbsp pumpkin spice syrup

Simmer sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved. Add spices and simmer another 6 minutes. Pour into jar.

Since I don't have an espresso machine I froth my milk by hand. You can find directions to do so here.


Joelen said...

Since the beginning of the month when Starbucks started offering the pumpkin spice latte, I've had 2... and I'm actually craving one now! I'll have to try this recipe and save myself some money - thanks for posting!

Jess and Tim said...

I LOVE THIS STUFF! Thanks for posting!

~Angela~ said...

Am I allowed to guess what might happen this fall?? ;-)

This recipe sounds awesome. Will definately try it this weekend!

Flourchild said...

I lOVE fall and I love this recipe for the latte.I have hit Starbucks to many times to buy there Pumkin spice latte! Im gonna save some cash..thanks!

Chick-ah-Dee's said...

Looking forward to making this.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Just wanted to let you know that I tried this and it's awesome! It's easy, cheaper than Starbucks, and I had all the ingredients. Thanks!

Megan said...

I was going to try the version from A Year of Crockpotting - but this looks easier (not to mention faster).

I refuse to pay Starbux prices - because the coffee is always better at home.

Tami said...

This sounds delicious!

I love fall and was married in October, too! It was 13 yrs. for us this past Oct.!