Saturday, December 11, 2010

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte copycat

5 ingredients can make this lovely seasonal latte at home!


My first Starbucks PSL was this homemade one. We didn't really have a Starbucks nearby at the time that I posted this recipe. New York had tons of Dunkin' Donuts and we even had a Seattle's Best Coffee in the Borders bookstore before it closed down. I really loved making this into a frappuccino too, which is honestly my favorite way to enjoy a PSL.

What you need:
  • 3 tbsp. canned pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla-flavored syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (3 oz.) espresso (1 to 2 shots)
  1. In a small saucepan, stir pumpkin puree into milk. Add vanilla syrup and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Heat gently; continuing to stir occasionally, just until steamy and foam begins to appear.
  3. Pour  pumpkin flavored milk into a tall mug...
  4. ..and pour espresso over top.
  5. Top with whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Note: if you like it slightly sweeter, add a bit of vanilla flavored coffee creamer.
**To make into a frappuccino: Combine equal parts of this recipe and ice in a blender and blend on high until smooth. And top with whipped cream and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice :]

Recipe from Food

If coffee isn't your thing but you do love pumpkin, you must try this Completely From Scratch Pumpkin Pie. It's simply delightful. One of my other favorite lattes at Starbucks is the Smoked Butterscotch Latte and this recipe from Copykat looks dead on!

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