Monday, September 26, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Latte


This is one of the things that gets me excited about Fall.  Those spiced lattes and flavorful meals that are so distinct of this lovely season... not even saying that the weather gets that little breeze or crisp that we longed so much during this past hot, hot summer!

This coffee drink,  so common and very well sold by a national coffee chain, is now available in your very own kitchen... isn't that nice? I was looking for this recipe so long ago, tweaking here and there my own creations, until I found the one that actually fit all my expectations and desires! So, I am finally able to share this beauty with you all!


Ingredients:

For the pumpkin spice syrup:
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cinnamon sticks or 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tspn. ground cloves
1/2 tspn. ground ginger
1 tspn. ground nutmeg
3 Tbsp. canned pumpkin
 
For a single latte:
1 shot of espresso or 2-4 Tbsp very strongly brewed coffee
6-8 oz milk, heated or steamed until very hot
1-2 Tbsp pumpkin spice syrup (or to taste)
Whipped cream, optional
Salted Caramel Sauce, optional

 

Directions:

To make the syrup: Cook sugar and water in a small pot over medium heat until the mixture is completely clear. 
 
Whisk in the remaining ingredients and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Do not allow mixture to come to a boil. Allow mixture to cool for 10-15 minutes. Strain syrup through cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer into a large jar or bottle of your choice. Keep syrup in the fridge, it will last a while. 
 
To make the latte, combine espresso with heated milk, and 1-2 Tbsp of pumpkin spice syrup (add to taste). Top with whipped cream and salted caramel sauce, if desired. 
 
Source:  Recipe Courtesy of "Confessions of a Foodie Bride"

7 comments:

Pilar said...

Estoy esperando un día que haya menos de 30 grados para comprarme uno... tb me gustan mucho, así que casi prefiero no aprender a hacerlo.

Moon said...

Yo no lo he probado, pero me tinca!
buena receta vecina!

Kako said...

Me llevo la receta, es delicioso!!

Kako said...

Uff, pero donde consigo la calabaza enlatada?, como podría cambiar eso?, tengo calabazas pero naturales, jeje.
Ayuda!

The Shulls said...

Kako, no te preocupes, esta receta que te adjunto te va a servir y lo puedes congelar en bolsitas (1 cup) y tendras para toda la año. Aqui te dejo el link:

http://annies-eats.net/2010/09/23/homemade-pumpkin-puree/

Kako said...

Gracias!, lo voy a preparar, me encanta!

ANGELICA BERTIN said...

Se ve muy bueno Me encantaría probarlos
besos