Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Isabelle Maples of the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association shows how to make this popular coffeehouse drink at home.

Makes 1-2 servings

 

Ingredients:

2 cups low-fat milk

2 tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon of 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.)

 

Directions:

1. In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming.

2. 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.

3. 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.

 

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