Monday, December 1, 2008

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes! - Recipe!

Welcome to the first day of December! Yippee!! I hope you like how I have decorated the place. ;)

To celebrate the official countdown to Christmas I would like to thank my friend Jen C. for passing me this awesome recipe! I'm such a Starbucks girl so I'm really excited to try it...hopefully today! :)

CrockPot Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Skip the coffee house today and make pumpkin spice lattes at home. This recipe really does taste like the real thing - even though it doesn't leave a fluorescent orange stain when you dribble it down your sweater. ;)~

The Ingredients:
adapted from Taste of Home's Halloween 2008 edition

--2 cups milk (I used 1%)
--2 T canned pumpkin
--2 T white sugar
--2 T vanilla (not a typo. it asks for tablespoons)
--1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
OR: 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and a teeny tiny pinch of ground ginger
--1/2 cup brewed espresso or 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee

--garnish with whipped cream (optional)

The Directions:
This will make enough for 2 people to have a big mug with a bit leftover. If you are having friends over, adjust the recipe accordingly. I used a 4-quart crockpot, but as small as a 1.5 quart will work with these amounts.

Add the coffee/espresso and milk to the crockpot. Whisk in the pumpkin, spices, sugar, and vanilla.

Cover and cook on high for 2 hours if everything is cold. Whisk again.

Ladle into mugs, and garnish with whipped cream and additional cinnamon.

~*Stampily Yours*~ Shannon Buck! :)~