Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pumpkin Latté – Cheap, Easy and Tasty

This drink is slurp-a-icious! Something else you could make with all that leftover pumpkin. I'm really not into lattes but after I drank one, I made another batch the next day. These are very good. You don't need an espresso maker, just a blender and small saucepan. I used my VitaMix and it was ever so frothy. This recipe comes from I made it just a tad sweeter.

Makes one rather large serving or you could share.

½ cup strongly brewed coffee
(If you have an espresso machine, substitue the coffee for 2 shots espresso)
1 ½ half cups almond or soymilk
2 tbsp unsweetened canned organic pumpkin puree
2-3 tsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla

Step One:
Brew coffee. While coffee is brewing, continue on to step two.
Step Two:
Place non-dairy milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla in small pot on stove. Warm on low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring.
Step Three:
Place pumpkin milk mixture in blender. Blend at high speed for 30-45 seconds, or until frothy.
Step Four:
Pour frothy pumpkin milk mixture into large container. Add coffee. Stir and parcel out into one or two mugs. Enjoy!

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