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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

homemade pumpkin spice latte

Awww, you don`t know how I was looking forward to make this fall inspired latte, even more excited to sharing it with you today.

For those of you who didn`t know it already, I`m a Starbucks gingerbread latte enthusiast for like forever, but what you might not know yet, is that I also became a pumpkin spice latte addict, like 2 years ago. This is the reason for my excitement with this homemade pumpkin spice latte, which surprisingly tasted as good as the original one from Starbucks.
I am actually so craving one right now! 

What you need (for one latte):
  •  250ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon homemade pumpkin puree
  • 50 to 75ml black coffee
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons homemade pumpkin spice
  • a pinch of bourbon vanilla
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons homemade whipped cream
homemade pumpkin spice

What you need for the pumpkin spice & pumpkin puree:
  • 1/2 butternut squash
  • 2 teaspoons grounded cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grounded ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
Preparation:
  •  mix all the spices in a mortar for the pumpkin spice
  • deseed the pumpkin, lay on a baking sheet skin up
  • bake the pumpkin in the oven at 200° degrees for about 20 to 30 minutes, when you stick a knife into the skin of the pumpkin it should pass through it easily
  • let cool down the pumpkin, scrape out the pumpkin flesh, mash it with a fork or puree it with a hand-held blender
  • heat a pan, add the brown sugar, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice, mix and cook for 1 minute
  • add the milk and heat, but don`t let it boil, whisk constantly for 1 minute, as soon as the milk starts to ascend take it off the heat
  • prepare your black coffee, pour in a latte macchiatto glass or any high see through glass
  • sift and add milk to the coffee
  • top with whipped cream and sprinkle over a little bit of pumpkin spice 


Now I can make myself a pumpkin spice latte whenever I crave it, throughout the whole year, so enormously bumped about that! 
Hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

read you soon, 
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