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The obsession! Pumpkin Spice Latte was from 2003, until now, a beloved fall drink. That was the creative idea of Peter Dukes, a Stanford University graduate, and Starbucks’ Director. He started to work for Starbucks, in 2001, two years later, he was asked to make a new brand seasonal beverage.
Voilà! Pumpkin Spice Latte was born; since then, it is the most famous fall/winter drink, with sales revenues, billions of dollars a year. This is a recipe for an easy homemade, frothy and spicy Pumpkin Spice Latte, which you can enjoy, at the comfort of your home.
How To Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte?
Yield: 2 drinks
- 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree, unsweetened
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice + extra for garnish
- A pinch of ground black pepper (optional)
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup double-strength brewed coffee (strong coffee)
- 1/4 cup whipped cream (Chantilly Cream)
How To Prepare A Pumpkin Spice Latte?
- First, you have to get rid of any squash flavor: In a small saucepan, over low heat, cook the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and black pepper, stirring continuously (to avoid burning), about 2 minutes, or until you smell spices flavor.
- Add sugar, stir well, the sugar should dissolve, and this step gives time to spices to integrate well in pumpkin puree, you won’t have squash flavor.
- In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat the milk with vanilla extract, stirring constantly, until boiling point.
- Happy time: This step is when you see the ingredients’ frothiness! In a mixer, a hand blender, or a food processor, mix pumpkin puree and hot milk. Blend at a high speed, until frothy.
- Mix stage: Divide espresso coffee into mugs, add the frothed pumpkin and milk mixture. Top with whipped cream, and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice. Voilà!
La Dorure’s Tips:
- Add whipped cream, when the latte is not very hot.
- It depends on your taste, add 1 tablespoon sugar, or reduce.
- For a more spicy latte, add a dash of black pepper and a pinch of ground cloves.
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