Warm up with a twist on the pumpkin latte

  • Herald Staff
  • Friday, October 12, 2012 10:10pm
  • Life

Developing a seasonal addiction to pumpkin spice lattes? Here’s a solution: a spicy hot drink, caffeine-free for kids, doctored with java for busy parents and easy on your credit card.

Homemade pumpkin spice hottie

1cup pumpkin puree (homemade or canned)

1quart low-fat milk

1/4cup light brown sugar

1-2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, to taste and for sprinkling

1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Combine pumpkin, milk, sugar, spices and vanilla in a large pan over medium heat. Use an immersion blender or a wire whisk to blend. Heat until liquid simmers, but don’t allow to boil. Top each serving with whipped cream if desired and sprinkle with spices. Makes 4 servings, more for little kids, fewer for adults. For a latte-like drink, add to prepared hot coffee. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to a week.

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