20 October 2009

Pumpkin Spice Latte

One of the most highly anticipated Starbucks events of the year is the arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte each fall. Last month, The Kitchn supplied a recipe for making your own pumpkin spice latte at home. I tried it, and it was great, but it was a lot of work. Plus, I was too lazy to blend the ingredients together, so I wound up with all these gritty spices floating in my cup.

So last week, I made this pumpkin butter (which is fabulous by the way, and so easy) and noticed the similarities between the Kitchn's recipe and the pumpkin butter recipe. I, your kitchen scientist, took it upon myself to attempt a dangerous experiment--could making pumpkin spice lattes at home really be as easy as stirring in some pumpkin butter?

Oh, yes it is. I made myself a latte, stirred in a great big glob of pumpkin butter (1Tbsp) and tasted it. Pumpkin spice latte--just like Starbucks, just like The Kitchn, but it only took two minutes, dirtied only one spoon and one mug, and didn't have any gritty floaters.

Now my challenge is to get through a day without adding those sugary calories to my coffee. :)


Mandy said...

saw your comment on the kitchn when i was searching for latte recipes. so i wound up here and think your blog is pretty great. just made my first batch of pumpkin butter....can't wait to try out a latte with it! thanks!!!

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