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I think THE most exciting thing about Fall is the surge of holiday fragrances that take over our lives. I look forward to pumpkin everything all year long. Pumpkin scented candles, pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes….And its funny, because it’s not like you can only have a Pumpkin Pie Latte in the Fall yet, for me, I only crave it once the leaves start dropping.
Recently, I discovered the Nestle Coffee- Mate Liquid Creamer in the Pumpkin Spice flavor. I was rounding the corner at WalMart headed to the freezer section and BOOM. There it was.
I am not fibbing when I say that it whispered my name and dared me not to toss it into my buggy.
I ran home and immediately began experimenting with making the most delightful Homemade Pumpkin Pie Latte.
(I snapped a quick photo so you can see what to look for the next time you’re shopping)
It took a couple of tries, but I have concocted the most fabulous, most delicious, Homemade Pumpkin Pie latte that ever existed.
The sweetness of a pumpkin pie in drinkable form that can double as a breakfast addition OR an afternoon sweet treat?
Oh, yes please!
The Nestle Coffee-Mate Pumpkin Spice creamer combined with the Nescafe Taster’s Choice House Blend Coffee is probably delicious on its own, but if you want a truly decadent treat then you need to try out the Pumpkin Pie Latte.
Once you’ve made one for yourself, you’ll be avoiding the drive through pricey lattes from here on out.
I’ll bet you $10 on that.
- 1 tbsp Pumpkin Spice syrup
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to garnish
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ c milk (whole will froth easier, but I tested with 2% and it worked fine)
- 1 c. Coffee Mate Pumpkin Spice creamer
- 1 c. strong brewed coffee
- Add the pumpkin spice syrup and spices into a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the sugar, vanilla extract, milk, and creamer. Warm gently over medium heat, watching carefully to make sure it doesn't boil over. Continue to bring the milk mixture to a boil until thick and frothy.
- Make the coffee and divide between two mugs (1/2 c. each). Add the frothed milk.
- Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Serve immediately.
Now a normal person would’ve stopped right there.
But not me. I’m not normal. I decided to take it a step further and researched making my own Pumpkin Pie Spice.
Because you know what else the Fall season brings with it?
And there’s nothing more personal than giving gifts that are homemade.
Toss some glass mugs into a basket with a tea towel, a container of Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, and some cinnamon sticks and you’ve just made someone’s day. And if you leave it on my doorstep I promise we will be the best of friends.
To make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice, you’ll need the following:
I found the empty glass jars at World Market and recipe here. To fill the jars, however, you’ll need to double their recipe so I’ve included those amounts for you.
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons ground ginger
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground mace
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Simply measure, whisk and add to an airtight container and you’re all done.
I can’t wait to see all the pumpkin recipes you’re going to come up with!