If you’re anything like me, then once pumpkin spice latte season comes around every September, I’m first in line at Starbucks to get myself one. At about $6 for a venti, it’s definitely a guilty pleasure. Through the years, I’ve spent a fair share of my savings on Starbucks lattes. Now that I’m out of college and don’t have the luxury of an allowance anymore, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands. I created the perfectly sweet and perfectly pumpkin-y latte.
I had to share this secret with the world. It took me all of 5 minutes and then I had the most comforting latte in my hands. It’s actually starting feel like fall and this pumpkin spice latte is definitely getting me into the cold weather spirit! If it’s still hot where you live, then crank down the AC, put on your favorite cozy sweater and enjoy this drink!
I wanted to share a little bit about my Nespresso Breville espresso maker. I’ve been wanting one for the longest time and my lovely aunt got my husband and I one for a wedding gift. I use it every day, so it’s 100% money well spent. The Nespresso pods make it a super simple process as apposed to other manual espresso makers. I recommend this machine to everyone I know. I can’t brag enough about how much I love it.
Buy it here: Nespresso Creatista Plus Espresso Machine
PUMKIN SPICE LATTE
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup pumpkin pie purée
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 shot espresso
*whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice for toppings
In a small pot combine milk, pumpkin pie purée, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract. Whisk mixture while bringing it to a boil. Once boiling turn off heat
Pour milk mixture over espresso shot and enjoy hot.