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Friday, September 10, 2010

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

As promised! :)  Never actually had a Starbucks, but after making this, I suspect it comes pretty darn close to the way it tastes at Starbucks! :)  They are just SOO expensive and I made this with stuff I already had! :)  Super cheap! :)  And if you know me, if there's a way to "do it myself" I'll be doing it! :)

This recipe calls for "vanilla syrup."  They can be purchased in bottles at World Market I know, or someone informed me they are at the general grocery stores, but cost an arm and a leg!  So, I found a recipe for the vanilla syrup!

Vanilla Syrup:
2 c water
2 c sugar
2 T pure vanilla extract

Boil sugar and water together until sugar is dissolved.  Once simmering, let it lightly boil for about another 5 minutes and it will thicken.  Take OFF the burner and add the vanilla.  Let cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Pumpkin Spice Latte:
3T pureed pumpkin
2 T vanilla syrup
1/4 t pumpkin pie spice
1 c milk/cream
3 ounces espresso (1-2 shots)

In a small saucepan, whisk pumpkin and milk over medium-high heat.  Stirring regularly.  Add vanilla syrup and pumpkin pie spice and continue whisking.  Heat and stir until steam and foam begins to appear.  Usually about 5 or so minutes.  Pour this milk mixture into your mug and top with the espresso shots, stirring to combine.  Top with whipped cream and more pumpkin pie spice!


Rachel said...

Sounds actually pretty easy (gross but easy) to make if you have the vanilla syrup and pumpkin. Way to be resourceful!!!

*I am not a coffee person :)

Derricca said...

Oh I WILL be saving this recipe!! It looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

I am Super excited to try this. It looks so yummy. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is my Favorite Fall drink at Starbucks.