How To Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte At Home

You don't have to break the bank to sip on something delicious this Autumn!

 

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Call us basic, but as soon as the temperatures drop a degree or two and the nights start getting darker just that little bit earlier, we suddenly get a craving for a pumpkin spice latte.

Now that we’ve all stopped whipping up our coffee (does anyone else remember that era of quarantine? *shudders*), we can move onto the beverage that is synonymous with crunching leaves and Instagram. It’s clear that this drink is actually popular for a reason, but sipping on one regularly can mean your purse takes a big hit.

 

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But, never fear! Whipping it up at home is actually a lot easier than you might think, as highlighted by Coffee Direct.

The recipe isn’t overly complicated and if you or anyone you live with are coffee lovers, it’s likely that you have everything you need already sitting in your presses. If you want to make 3 lattes (and once your parents/siblings get a whiff of it, you more than likely will be making enough for the whole fam) you can follow the below ingredients, or if you want to be shhneaky and just make one for just yourself before you sit down to do your homework or watch some Netflix, simply divide it by three.

So, without further ado, here’s what you’ll need to make the iconic latte at home. 

Ingredients

  • 750ml whole milk, hot but not boiling
  • 4 teaspoons caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 180ml freshly brewed strong coffee
  • Whipped cream

Method 

  • Make your pumpkin spice mix by mixing together the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice in a small bowl. Stir them all together until thoroughly mixed.
  • Then stir in the hot milk, caster sugar, vanilla extract, and half of the pumpkin spice to a blender (you can use a whisk if you don’t have a blender), and mix together until it’s frothy.
  • Divide up the liquid between three coffee mugs and be sure to leave enough space to add a good amount of whipped cream later on.
  • Lastly, add in 60ml of freshly brewed, strong coffee to the mugs. Top it off with a layer of whipped cream and finish with a sprinkling of the remaining pumpkin spice mix for aesthetics.

And voila, you’re done! Oh, and make sure to get a snap for the gram before you start sipping – sorry, we don’t make the rules.


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