Pumpkin, everything!

I love fall 🙂 … all the fun foods and fall weather (although it was 90 degrees today here in Austin!)  But I’ve been getting all my October /November issue magazines and there are so many great pumpkin things to make.  Today I ran across a Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe that I want to try (although cheesecake scares me a bit because I’ve never made one!)  I wanted to share this recipe with you today … 

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

makes 1-2 servings


2 cups milk

2 tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon of Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (your choice)

2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute – you can halve this amount

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine.)

In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry about it – just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.

Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.

Optional: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.

What do you think … does it sound good? Let me know what you think of it!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 20:30:21

    This pumpkin spiced latte sounds yummy! Where did you get the recipe? I will have to try this one soon 🙂


  2. myfullcup
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 20:46:54

    Oh oh oh oh, as soon as I get some pumpkin, I will be making this. It sounds wonderful!

    Don’t be afraid of making cheesecake. It’s a piece of cake. Pun intended. 🙂 I have made pumpkin cheesecake a number of times in the past year and I had never made it before either. I was afraid but it’s a cinch. My favorite Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is from The Joy Of Cooking by Irma Rombauer.


  3. Kendra/The Queen of Brussels Sprouts
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 21:34:22

    Looks yummy, a bit thick, but yummy.

    I am in the pumpkin mood as well. We made, and polished off, a pumpkin pie already this week 😉


  4. Christy
    Oct 19, 2010 @ 20:43:24

    Thanks for sharing!


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