1) Pumpkin Spice Latte (1 of 10)
1) Pumpkin Spice Latte
Who needs Starbucks when you can make your own caffeinated beverages at home? Skip the long line at the coffee shop and whip up a pumpkin spice latte with ingredients you can actually pronounce, like pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice seasoning, milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and espresso.
Start by preparing the espresso in a stainless steel espresso machine. If you don’t have an espresso maker, just brew up a batch of strong coffee instead. Combine 1 shot of espresso or 4 ounces of coffee with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 3/4 a cup of milk, a teaspoon of vanilla, 1/2 a teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning, and 3 tablespoons of pureed pumpkin. Whip the ingredients together in a blender and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
Prefer it cold? Pour your blended beverage over ice and enjoy.
Oh, and make sure you know how to clean stainless steel appliances the right way so you can reuse your espresso maker every time the craving for a pumpkin spice latte hits.