How To Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home
Makes approx. 8 drinks
What You Need
5 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (see recipe below*)
Finely ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 cups milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 shot Lavica espresso
Frothed milk or whipped cream
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, using a wooden spoon, cook the pumpkin with the pumpkin pie spice and a dash of ground black pepper for about 2 minutes or until it heats up and changes to a darker colour. Stir constantly.
- Add the brown sugar and continue stirring until the mixture starts bubbling.
- Add the milk and vanilla extract and turn the heat to medium low so that the mixture warms up but doesn’t boil. Stir for 5-8 minutes, or until the mixture has warmed up.
- Brew the Lavica espresso of your choice in a regular sized mug. Add ¼ cup of the pumpkin spice mixture and stir. Using the Lavica milk frother, froth some milk as a topping or, for a more decadent drink, add whipped cream. Sprinkle some cinnamon over the frothed milk or whipped cream topping. Enjoy!
Note: If coarser ground spices were used, the mixture can be strained before portioning into cups. The remaining mixture can be refrigerated in an airtight container for a week and warmed up to make future pumpkin spice lattes as needed.
Pumpkin pie spice
Mix 4 tablespoons of ground cinnamon, 4 teaspons of ground nutmeg, 4 teaspoons of ground ginger, 3 teaspoons of ground allspice and 2 teaspoons of ground cloves.