Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pumpkin Spiced Coffee

I always know Fall is here when I see the sign outside of Starbucks saying "Our Pumpkin Spiced Latte is back!" I get all warm and fuzzy inside when I read that because the Pumpkin Spiced Latte is my all time favorite drink and I get very sad when they stop serving it. So when I found this recipe through Pinterest I got very excited because now when I am craving a Pumpkin Spiced Latte in Spring I can make one for myself at home. Here is the recipe for all you Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers like myself!

You will need:
1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

How you make the syrup:
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Turn burner down to medium heat, stir occasionally to keep from burning. Cook mixture until it becomes syrup like and begins to coat the spoon which should be about 10-15 minutes. Pour into a container and refrigerate.

How I make my Pumpkin Spiced Coffee:
After my coffee pot is done brewing my morning coffee I pour about 1/2 cup fat free milk into a bowl and add about 3 spoon fulls of the syrup to the milk. I stir it up really well then put it in the microwave for about a minute. I stir the milk mixture again and pour it into my coffee mug. I then pour my coffee into the mug and mix everything together really well. The smell is amazing and the taste is even better!

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