Greetings and Holykisses,
One of my guilty pleasures at Starbucks is the seasonal pumpkin spice latte. Have you ever had one? Well, thee other day I picked up a Gooseberry Patch magazine and to my delight it had a pumpkin latte recipe in it! I knew I had to try it! First I'll share the Gooseberry Patch recipe, and then I'll tell you how I made mine.
4 cups milk
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
3 Tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups strong brewed coffee
Garnishes: whipped cream, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon sticks.
Stir together milk and pumpkin in a saucepan; cover over low heat until steaming. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon. With a handheld blender or electric mixer, blend for 15-20 seconds or til thick n foamy. Pour into 4-6 mugs or tall glasses; pour in hot coffee. If desired top with whipped cream, sprinkle with spice and add cinnamon stick stirrers. Serve immediately.
Sounds yummy doesn't it?
Well, since I'm still 3.5 pounds from my goal, I decided to make a skinnier version: I also halved the recipe because Myguy doesn't like coffee.
I used fatfree milk,
and lighter whipped cream.
The first sip was good... but I had to go back and add splenda to sweeten it up more. I think next time I'll play around with the recipe even more. I've never really experimented with coffees before!
For me; I wouldn't say this is as good as they are at Starbucks?? - especially my lighter version... but .... it does make my mouth happy and it's nice to have something to make at home. - --And now that I had to open a full can of pumpkin I'm off to make some muffins or bread to put in the freezer for another day.
Have a great weekend!