Pumpkin Spice Latte is one of my favorite Starbuck’s creations. This coffee drink tastes like a pumpkin pie in a cup. The only problem with this treat is that it is seasonal. Meaning if it isn’t fall your chances of getting one of these drinks is pretty slim
Credits: Chef Ron
- Pumpkin Syrup
- 2 1/2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of ground nutmeg
- 3 cinnamon sticks or 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup of sugar
- 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin
- Coffee per serving
- 4 ounces of espresso
- 4 ounces of milk (warmed and frothed)
- 2 to 3 tablespoons pumpkin syrup
- whipped cream if desired
To make the syrup combine spices and water in a medium sized sauce pan. Bring water to a boil, and then turn down the water with spices to simmer. Allow the spiced water to simmer for 20 minutes. Strain out spices by pouring the water through a coffee filter. You want the seasoned water to be free of the spices. Place water back into the pan and add sugar and pumpkin mix well. Simmer this for another 10 minutes. This will yield about 1 pint of pumpkin spice syrup. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
To make the latte prepare 4 ounces of espresso or strong coffee. In a coffee cup place 2 to 3 tablespoons of pumpkin syrup, then add coffee. Gently pour the frothed milk over the coffe
e, and gentle stir. If desired top
with whipped cream and a dash of ground nutmeg.
Note: I have noticed that they are having trouble pouring the syrup. One solution is to use a cloth strainer on Amazon $ 0.99
I have used these strainers long ago and have been very practical and easy to use, I think many know.
Here is the link cloth strainer