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. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1

Servings: 1 Mug

Amount per serving

Calories

270

% Daily Value*

Total Fat: 13.2g

17%

   Saturated Fat 8g

40%

Cholesterol 47mg

16%

Sodium 192mg

8%

Total Carbohydrate 27.9g

10%

   Dietary Fiber 1.6g

6%

   Total Sugars 22.2g

Protein 13g

Vitamin D 2mcg

9%

Calcium 470mg

36%

Iron 1mg

6%

Potassium 332mg

7%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories per day is used for general nutrition advice.

Total Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes

Servings in Recipe: 1

Serving Size:  6oz Mug

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 (or one packet of sugar substitute)
  • 2 heaping tsps of powdered vanilla coffee mix
  • Whipped cream
The Autumn 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
Autumn Latte Directions

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