November 15, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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I have never been a huge coffee latte drinker but when Starbucks brings around their Pumpkin Spice Latte, WHO can say no??

It's amazing.
About a month ago I made Pumpkin Spice Syrup for drinks and cocktails. It was genius. Paul is a huge coffee drinker and he was gobbling it down before I stopped him in his tracks to make my very first latte.
The biggest thing I have learned since starting my blog is that nothing is unattainable. There were so many cheesy, breaded, cocktail-somethings that I thought were going to be way out of my reach to make and create myself... until I tried.

...Like a latte. I've been getting them my whole life knowing what was in it but never imagined to attempt to making it myself. And why not, they are delicious so why not have a nice frothy cup at home instead of on the run.

I know, I am so smart.
So here I took my Pumpkin Spice Syrup and transformed it into the most FABULOUS treat I could ever have for breakfast. Paired with banana nut bread, this was a morning I was sure to have all my ducks in a row.

Happy Morning from my kitchen to yours!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 


1 1/2 cups 2% milk
2 tbsp Pumpkin Spice Syrup
2 shots strong coffee (2 oz)
Combine 2 shots of hot coffee with 2% steamed milk. Pour over pumpkin spice syrup. Taste and adjust amounts accordingly.

Top with whipped cream, a swirl of caramel sauce or a sprinkle of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, or nutmeg.
**Also try this with Chai Tea or Apple Cider... phenomenal!


Joanne said...

You've got some latte SKILLZ girl! Seriously, that looks amazing! Better than what I can get at Starbucks, for sure.

Sandra Pruett said...

way to put your skills to work...good you can have your yummy Latte and stay right there in the comfort of your own home. :)

Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry. said...

sooo jealous!!!! omg that looks amazing!

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme said...

I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes! This looks amazing! Definitely going to be trying this! Delicious!

Amber said...

This looks way better than Starbucks! YUM!

Erin Stomber said...

I have so been wanting to try this! Looks amazing!

Cassie/Bake Your Day said...

This sounds wonderful. I haven't gotten one yet because I'm too cheap! Making them at home is much more economical!!

Ann said...

Delicious! Thanks for sharing...I remember when you made that syrup!