Howdy! As promised, here’s a recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice latte. I used some other recipes as a guideline and formed my own based on them, feel free to do the same! Everything is with ‘abouts’, because I prefer cooking based on feeling rather than numbers haha but these should take you to the right result – you can always add more spices if you’d like, just be careful not to put too much for your own liking!
What you need: (for about 20 PSLs – all the amount are estimations tho so I recommend tasting the pumpkin mix while you’re making it and adding up to double the same spices if you’d like)
- Espresso / dark roast coffee
- 100g muscat pumpkin (fruit or cubes or canned or purée, I used pumpkin cubes since I was not feeling like carving and chopping)
- 1dl milk (I used coconut milk but I’m planning to try replacing it with oat milk as I like the taste better, I can’t see why it wouldn’t work just as well!)
- milk for the foam (I’d use about 0,5dl for this latte but this depends on your taste)
- a dash of milk for the purée if you’re using fruit
- 1tsp Cinnamon
- 1tsp Nutmeg
- dash of Cardamom
- 0,25dl sugar
- milk frother for making the foam (yes you will also survive without)
- blender / smth to mix the pumpkin with if you’re using the fruit instead of a ready made purée
What you need to do:
- Chop and blend the pumpkin if you’re using fruit – the smoother the better as little pumps in the mixture will make the coffee feel a bit funny. Add a dash of milk when doing the purée to make it smoother – I assume you could do it with water as well if you prefer!
- Boil the blended pumpkin, milk and the spices until warm. Mix well.
- On the meanwhile put some milk in the frother to get your foam – if you don’t have the machine just skip this step and pour some milk at the end in your coffee, it won’t be the same but surely also tasty!
- Put 1tbsp of the pumpkin mix in the coffee cup, pour espresso/coffee on it and and top it with some milk (foam). Sprinkle some cinnamon on top of it and add some sugar if you’d like et voilá – enjoy your autumn in a mug!
Hopefully you’ll like it as much as I did! As said, the amounts are all quite vague cause I don’t remember how much exactly I used all the ingredients, but life’s always more fun with a little bit of surprise isn’t it!
P.S. Pumpkin is pompoen in Dutch! Just so you know what an adorable word there is!