Weekly Coffee Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Alright everyone, seems like it gets earlier every year, but like it or not, the arrival of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes means the trees will soon be turning and then the holidays are right around the corner. Cafe Campesino's fair trade version of the PSL is a totally delectable drink made with real pumpkin so you get that beyond-basic, rich flavor that says "soon we will be raking leaves."


Yield: 1 serving
Prep time: 00:05
Cook time: 00:05
Total time: 00:10


1 tbsp canned pumpkin
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup milk
½ cup strong Cafe Campesino coffee, or ¼ cup espresso
1 tbsp sugar


Mix the pumpkin and the milk in a medium sauce pan.  Heat on Medium High until steam begins to rise off the surface of the mixture.  (Be careful not to overheat and scald the milk.)
In a blender, combine your vanilla extract, cinnamon, and pumpkin milk mixture.  Blend for about 15 seconds, until the mixture is frothy.
Fill your favorite mug about half way with some strong Café Campesino coffee or espresso.
Top the mug off with the pumpkin spice blend and enjoy a homemade pumpkin spice latte.
If you have a sweet tooth, just add a little more sugar to taste.
Also, this is a great drink for the family on Thanksgiving day.  Just multiply the recipe to match the number of people.

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