Pumpkin Latte

'Tis the Fun Fall Drink of the season. May make 2…or 1. Don't worry too much about the proportions. This is a drink you just really can't mess up. If it doesn't taste amazing, sugar is the Answer. And should you take shortcuts with microwaves and pumpkin spice blends, it'll be our little secret.

1/3 cup pumpkin puree (from can!)
2 cups milk
1 Tbsp vanilla
2.5 Tb light br sugar, add white sugar to taste if desired
2 cinnamon sticks
7 whole cloves
dash powdered ginger
dash salt
very strong coffee or espresso (I used decaf since I usually want them after dinner for dessert.)

Heat up the pumpkin, milk, spices, vanilla, and sugar on the stove until steaming. Without letting the milk boil, stir for 5 minutes.

Fill mugs 1/3 of the way with coffee. Add milk/pumpkin liquid— this is the star of the show and should outweigh the coffee. Throw in a cinnamon stick for extra credit. Serve PIPING hot. If it doesn't taste delicious, you were stingy with the sugar.

And if you are really motivated…top off with whip cream and fresh nutmeg!

You can also make these drinks 'happy' by adding a liquor like Kahlua, Disaronno, or dark rum.




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