As the leaves begin to turn shades of golden and red, and the air gets crisp, many of us look forward to one thing: the comforting allure of a pumpkin spice latte. This autumnal favorite is a staple of coffee shops around the world.
But did you know you can easily make this recipe at home? You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to replicate this seasonal treat in your own kitchen. Plus, homemade versions like Dalgona Coffee allow you to control the ingredients and adjust the sweetness to your liking.
Let’s delve into the art of creating your own pumpkin spice latte.
- 1 cup milk (any kind; dairy or non-dairy)
- 1-2 shots of espresso or ½ cup strong, brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon sugar (adjustable to taste)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
- A pinch of ground nutmeg
- A pinch of ground cloves
- Whipped cream for topping (optional)
- Start by brewing a strong cup of coffee or pulling 1-2 shots of espresso.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves. This is your homemade pumpkin spice mix.
- Add sugar to the pumpkin spice mixture and blend well. You can adjust the sugar to match your preference.
- Pour the milk into a saucepan and place it on medium heat. Allow it to warm but not boil. If you have a milk frother, you can use it to create a frothy texture.
- Add the pumpkin spice and sugar mixture to the warm milk. Stir it in thoroughly, ensuring that there are no lumps.
- To this mixture, add the vanilla extract for an extra hint of flavor.
- If you prefer a smoother texture, you can blend the mixture for a few seconds using an immersion blender or a regular blender.
- Pour the coffee or espresso into a mug. Carefully add the spiced pumpkin milk mixture.
- If you’re feeling indulgent, top your homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte with a generous dollop of whipped cream. You can also sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top for added aesthetic and flavor.
And there you have it – a pumpkin spice latte that rivals any coffee shop version. Not only is this recipe simple and quick, but it also offers you the freedom to adjust the ingredients to your liking. This autumn, cozy up with this delightful beverage and bask in the comfort of your own home.