Recently, Starbuks introduced real pumpkin in their Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL). If you do not want to dig a hole in your pocket to get your Fall fix, here is the recipe to make PSL that rivals Starbuck’s latte.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Milk – 1 cup
- Pumpkin Spice syrup – 1 tbsp.
- Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
- Coffee – 1 cup
- Whipped cream to garnish
Add pumpkin spice syrup, milk and vanilla syrup in a microwave safe jar. Seal the jar and shake well till the milk is frothy and the mixture has doubled in volume.
Remove the lid and microwave for a couple of minutes.
Pour the mixture into a cup of coffee. Top it with whipped cream, and season it with a pinch of pumpkin spice powder.
Note: The ingredients mentioned above will be enough to make only 1 cup. Increase the ingredients if you want to make more pumpkin spice latte.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- Pumpkin puree – 1 can or 15 ounces
- Brown sugar – 1/2 cup
- Granulated sugar – 2 tbsp.
- Cinnamon – 1/2 tbsp.
- Nutmeg – 1 pinch
- Water – 1 cup
Whisk together in a heavy bottom saucepan and bring it to boil over a low heat.
Remove from the heat, cool and strain.
Note: You will get about 1 cup of syrup.
Pumpkin Spice Seasoning
- Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
- Ground nutmeg – 1/4 tsp
- Ground ginger – 1/4 tsp
Sieve all the ingredients together so they mix well. Store in an airtight container.
Note: These measures will be enough for one recipe. Increase the quantity of the ingredients.
Now try this Pumpkin Spice Latte at home. It will realize that it tastes better than the one you get in Starbucks. Remember, the ones you buy in a cafeteria could be made using pumpkin essence. But when you make it at home, you are using the real pumpkin and not the essence.