As the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold and a gentle chill begins to linger in the air, it's that magical time of year again – the season of pumpkin spice lattes.
There's something undeniably enchanting about autumn, a time when nature gracefully transitions, and our tastes shift toward warmer, spicier flavors. At the heart of this seasonal transformation lies the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte, a comforting and aromatic elixir that has become synonymous with fall itself.
It's time to grab your note-taking essentials for this delicious drink,
For the Pumpkin Spice Syrup:
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- A pinch of salt
For the Latte:
- 1 cup milk (whole milk, 2%, or your preferred non-dairy milk)
- 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee
- 2-3 tablespoons of pumpkin spice syrup (adjust to taste)
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Ground cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish (optional)
1. Make the Pumpkin Spice Syrup:
In a small saucepan, combine pumpkin puree, sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and a pinch of salt.
Whisk everything over medium heat until well combined and heated through (do not boil).
Remove from heat and let it cool. Store any extra syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.
2. Brew Coffee with Holstein Housewares 5-Cup Coffee Maker:
Use Holstein Housewares 5-Cup Coffee Maker to brew a fresh pot of strong coffee.
3. Steam the Milk:
Heat the milk until hot but not boiling, either in a saucepan or in the microwave.
Froth the milk using a frother, whisk, or by shaking vigorously in a sealed container to create foam.
4. Assemble the Latte:
In a large coffee mug, add espresso or coffee.
Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of pumpkin spice syrup (adjust sweetness to taste).
Pour frothed milk over the coffee, holding back the foam with a spoon.
5. Top and Garnish:
Spoon foam on top.
Optionally, add whipped cream.
Sprinkle ground cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor and appeal.
6. Serve and Enjoy:
Your homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte is ready to enjoy while warm and cozy.
Feel free to customize to your taste, adjusting sweetness and trying different types of milk for a personalized touch. Enjoy the flavors of fall!