Want to spice up your fall?
All of you know how much I love my coffee and as my friends started clamoring for their Pumpkin Spice Latte, I gave it awhirl. Each year, I want to love it, but it’s just too sweet for me, so when Fell Stone Manor executive chef, Becky Geisel submitted this healthy recipe, I was all over it.
Yes, it takes a bit longer to prepare, but it’s so worth it.
Ditch the hot chocolate and keep warm with this tasty, organic and delicious fall treat. This healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte is exactly what we’ve been waiting for.
Made with a mixture of fresh and homemade ingredients, topped off with a sweet dollop of whipped cream and nutmeg, it’s safe to say your favorite fall indulgence is finally here!
(Don’t throw out your baking pumpkins and make your own pumpkin puree. It’s easy!)
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Makes 2 cups
2 cups of 2% milk or Almond Milk
3T of fresh Pumpkin Puree
2T maple syrup
1 cinnamon stick
½ vanilla bean (or 1 Tb vanilla extract)
1 1” ginger knob cut in half
2 whole cloves
¼ tsp of fresh nutmeg
2 shots of espresso (or strong coffee)
(If you don’t have all the spices on hand, you can use pumpkin pie spice (ideally, use my easy homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe here.)
Add milk (your choice 2% or almond), homemade pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon stick, ginger, ½ vanilla bean, cloves + nutmeg to sauce pan. Bring to a simmer. DO NOT BOIL. Allow the milk and other ingredients to simmer for 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend together.
Remove from heat and strain into another sauce pan. Discard solids. Bring milk back up to a simmer. Again do not boil or the milk will burn. Now with a balloon whisk, froth the milk on the stove. It usually takes me about 1-2 minutes of whisking to triple the volume of milk. It should triple in volume. Remove from heat.
Make your espresso shot.
Add your espresso to your favorite mug. Top with your frothed spiced pumpkin deliciousness. Spoon the froth carefully into your mug and then top with a pinch of fresh nutmeg. Or if you would like to indulge add a dollop of whip cream. Sweeten to taste.
Makes 2 cups, Enjoy! Yes, it takes a bit longer, but it’s worth it.