So easy to make and much cheaper than Starbucks. If you really like the pumpkin flavoring, pour in the full 2 ounces of syrup. You can make the coffee as strong as you like it, or just use a couple shots of expresso. I do not like coffee, but everyone I made it for seemed to love it. I'm thinking this is about 50 cents to make (if you already have the spices).
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
Pumpkin Syrup Ingredients:
*1 1/2 cups water
*1 1/2 cups sugar, sifted
*4 cinnamon sticks
*1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
*1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
*1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
*3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
Directions for Pumpkin Syrup:
~Sift sugar 4 or 5 times.
~In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine the water & sugar.
~Cook until the sugar dissolves, stirring often.
~Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
~Simmer for 10 minutes (Do Not Boil).
~Remove from heat.
~Put a small mesh strainer over a small/medium bowl.
~Place a piece of cheesecloth in the strainer.
~Pour pumpkin syrup into the mesh and let it drain into the bowl (let it drain on it's own, without pushing it through).
~Allow syrup to cool, and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Ingredients to make the latte:
*1/2 -1 cup very strong brewed coffee
*1 cup milk (whole is best, but 2% is better for you)
*1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
*1-2 ounces pumpkin syrup
*dash of pumpkin pie spice
*whip cream (I use homemade)
Directions for making the latte (per cup):
~Brew 1 cup of very strong coffee.
~In a small saucepan, mix milk, 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice & pumpkin syrup.
~Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is hot but not scalding.
~Pour hot mixture into blender.
~Mix at highest setting for 30 seconds, until frothy.
~Pour hot mixture into coffee cup.
~Pour in coffee.
~Top with whip cream.
~Sprinkle a dash of pumpkin pie spice & enjoy.