One of the BEST things about Fall is the arrival of pumpkin flavored items at my favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and farmer’s markets…pumpkin frozen yogurt, pumpkin bread, and best of all, a warm, cozy cup of pumpkin spice latte. The aromatic nutmeg mixed with flavors of ginger, cinnamon, and earthy pumpkin creates the PERFECT fall morning.
This morning I woke up with a craving for a pumpkin-y drink…so I got out the Espresso Machine (if you don’t have one, don’t worry- you can create the same effect with super strong brewed coffee)!
2 Cups milk (soy, almond or skim) (I used vanilla almond)
2 T canned pure pumpkin (I like Trader Joe’s Organic pumpkin)
Agave, brown sugar, stevia…to taste (I like 3 packets of Truvia)
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/8 t ground ginger
1/8 t ground nutmeg
sprinkle of sea salt
2-4 shots espresso depending on how strong you like your coffee flavor OR 1/2 Cup really strong brewed coffee
2 T of your favorite whipped topping
In a medium sauce pan over medium heat combine the milk, pumpkin and sugar until it comes to a nice simmer. Next add your spices and salt. Using a whisk, allow the mixture to come to a boil while you quickly whisk it to create nice airy milk.
Pour your expresso or coffee into a mug. Next add half of the milk mixture in each mug and top with your favorite whipped topping! I like to top it with a little extra sprinkle of nutmeg.