Last week a good friend of mine posted a recipe for homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte's .
While fairly intriguing, the recipe had a bit too much white sugar in it for my liking. However, my husband loves Starbucks Pumpkin Latte's and looks forward to them all year, so I was determined to take a stab at creating one that might be a wee bit healthier.
This is the result and judging from his truly satisfied expression I succeeded! Happy Husband..Happy Life..Happy Life..Happy Wife!
This is even more luscious on a chilly autumn night with a warming jigger of single malt stirred into it (nothing too peaty) , a crackling fire and a piece of pumpkin pie!
3 Tbsp unpacked brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp light whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon of unsalted butter
2/3 cup(s) canned pumpkin
1 1/2 cup(s) black coffee or strong Chai Tea
1 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Milk Alternative
For the evening a wee dram of single malt, something a bit sweet like Macallan, Glenfiddich or Glenmorangie!
Instructions: Brew the coffee/tea and in a saucepan, whisk together
the other ingredients.
Heat until boiling and stir gently.
Pour the heated milk, pumpkin and spice mixture into a vitamix or blender along with the coffee.
Blend until smooth and pour into mugs.
Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!