Monday, December 13, 2010

The Taste of Fall

Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks are one of my favorite things. This year I found a recipe to make it, and I've found it comes out better than Starbucks. Taken @50mm

Pumpkin Spice Latte
1 cups milk
1 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 shots espresso (or 1/3 cup of strong brewed coffee)

Directions: 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, or use a milk frother, or just whisk it. Pour into a large mug. Add the espresso on top. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.

Note: Also, I've found that to preserve a big can of pumpkin, I just dose it out by the tablespoon into an ice cube trays and freeze it, so you can enjoy a taste of Fall all year round.   (Why do I sound like a commercial)
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Chunky Knubby Navel said...

That sounds delicious! Fun blog =)


Joseph Pulikotil said...


Lovely recipe.Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes,

Catherine said...

Stumbled across your blog while compulsively hitting the 'Next Blog' button. Your very professional photo caught my eye and your recipe made me very happy! We live in Italy where there are no Starbucks and we missed this particular 'taste of fall' very much. Grazie!

Joe Catalano said...

One other note, I took the can of pumpkin I had, and scooped tablespoons into an icecube tray and froze it. Works well for storing it long term to have this whenever you have a hankering for it.

tracirabin said...

Great recipe! Loved it!

Colin Caskie and Nickolas Tsagatakis said...

sounds delicous

Colin Caskie and Nickolas Tsagatakis said...

looks delicous

Aure1989 said...

Wow, thanks for this!! said...


Gabriel said...

Hi Joe. I wanted to say thanks for sharing your pictures, thoughts, recipes, and advice on photography in your blog. Looking forward to seeing more posts in 2011.


mj said...

Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Keep posting.

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