I’ve been wanting a pumpkin spice latte a lot lately. However I just cannot bring myself to get one from Starbucks, not even wanting to think about what ingredients they put in that flavored syrup to make it such a bright and colorful shade of orange. I thought that Sunday afternoon would be the perfect chance to try my own pumpkin spice creation, albeit without the caffeine. I feel like I could benefit from some additional caffeine today because of a crazy intense power yoga session this morning plus a 5ish mile walk around town in the gorgeous weather, but I know I don’t really need it and this more than satisfies the pumpkin craving. Plus the frothed milk craving ;).
The original thinking of this recipe was to make it a pumpkin chai latte. The picture is actually of a pumpkin chai latte. I am currently drinking a pumpkin chai latte. However, because of my sister’s not-so-happy-with-tea tummy, I made her this concoction instead and it totally beats the flavor of the one with the chai. So, I offer to you the better of the two recipes, and the one we will be making many more times in the future.
Pumpkin Pie Steamer
- 1 1/2 c unsweeteened vanilla almond milk
- 1T pumpkin
- 1t honey
- .5t pumpkin pie spice
1. In a small saucepan, bring the almond milk, pumpkin, honey and pumpkin pie spice (Trader Joe’s has it now!!) to a simmer, whisking often.
2. You could just stop once it’s warm and drink as-is. However, if you would like to froth the beverage, you can do the following. Pour almond milk mixture into a magic bullet or blender, and blend away until nice and frothy. I actually turned our magic bullet on its side to incorporate more air into the mixture and it was perfect.
3. Pour into a mug and sprinkle with a little more pumpkin pie spice.
Perfect pumpkin perfection.