The Autumn Infused Latte

THE AUTUMN INFUSED LATTE

As I stand here at my kitchen window, watching the autumn rain turn the yellowing leaves to shimmering gold, I feel the urge to enjoy a hot, steaming cup of something. It’s time for an autumn latte!

Yes, our local coffee houses have some of the best seasonal drinks around. But, the nearest one is over a mile away. Not a distance I’d care to walk in the rain.

So, what to do?

I love rummaging around in my pantry and making something delicious out of nothing. I’ve devised some fantastic recipes that way. All of which have been stamped “husband approved”. 

At this time of year, I usually have seasonal things about, that I’ve picked up at farmers markets as they wind up for the season. Things like harvested pumpkins, cranberries, lots of apples, cider etc. 

If you prefer a chilled frappucino over a latte, this hot beverage recipe can easily be converted to a cold one. Just see the recipe variation suggestions at the bottom. 

Total Prep Time: 5-10 min

Servings in Recipe: 1

Serving Size:  6oz mug

Calories Per Serving:  270

THE AUTUMN INFUSED LATTE

INGREDIENTS

latte

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp plain canned pumpkin
  • 1/8th tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Sugar to taste
  • 2 heaping tsps of powdered vanilla coffee mix
  • Whipped cream
The Autumn Infused Latte Ingredients

Credit: Felix

THE AUTUMN INFUSED LATTE

DIRECTIONS

latte

  • Whisk together milk, pumpkin, spice and sugar until combined
  • Microwave the mixture for two minutes on high
  • Then again, for one minute. (DO NOT heat the milk mixture for the full three minutes, all at one time. It will erupt all over the place and you will then have made a pumpkin spiced microwave)
  • Remove mixture and again, stir well
  • Pour mixed contents through a sieve, into your mug of choice
  • Stir powdered vanilla coffee mix into pumpkin mixture
  • Top with a dollop of whipped cream, if preferred
The Autumn Infused Latte Directions

ALTERNATE INGREDIENTS

  • Sugar > Sugar substitute
  • Milk > Soy or almond milk
  • Pumpkin pie spice > Nutmeg + cinnamon

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