Okay, yes, we all know that Starbucks has the world's best pumpkin spice lattes. But do our wallets think so? Or our pants for that matter? I would love to save you from the incredible disappointment, but I think I need to prove a point here.
If you don't know what a pumpkin spice latte is (SHAME on you!) Starbucks claims its an "espresso blended with the unmistakable spices of Fall" complete with "steamed milk, topped with delectably sweetened whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices". So pretty much delicious happiness blended and mixed into one large coffee mug.
Some people would rather sip their calories, and others would rather have some pumpkin pie. I for one, would rather whip up my own pumpkin latte and have both.
Don't want to splurge on the $5.00 latte anymore? Why don't you try out my own.
1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
3 tablespoons of pumpkin pure
2 shots of espresso
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp of vanilla
In the microwave, heat milk and pumpkin for 45 seconds. Take out, add in the remaining ingredients besides the espresso. Pour into a blender (I use my magic bullet) until mixture is frothy. Pour in espresso, top with some more cinnamon, and you are good to go!