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.