Autumn is finally here guys and if you don’t know, it is my absolute favourite time of the year. From the beautiful colours to the smells in the air, I love everything about it, but what I think I love the most is…you’ve guessed it Pumpkin Spiced Latte’s 😀
I will never forget the first time I walked into Starbucks and seen it on the menu, coming from Ireland where the only time I see pumpkin is when its carved and sitting on my porch it grabbed my attention, so I decided to try it and it blew my mind! The flavour was amazing and was pretty much my favourite season wrapped up in a cup! You can imagine my shock when coming back home and not been able to have it 😦 So I decided to try and recreate it.
Now pumpkins aren’t something you come across often outside of season so instead of waiting I ordered some tins of Pumpkin puree online, I messed around with a few recipes but the one below is the one that came our the best for me and can be adjusted for those of us who are Vegan 😀
- 1 can 100% pumpkin puree or 500g fresh steamed pumpkin flesh
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk(see link below for dairy free version)
- 1 cup regular milk(if you used canned pumpkin you need more)
- 1 tbsp Mixed Spice (if you don’t have the just mix 1 tsp of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove)
Combine the pumpkin, condensed milk and spices in a bowl and mix well, then while mixing add the milk, depending on which type of pumpkin you used you may not need a second cup as steamed pumpkin has more liquid needing less milk. Pour it all through a fine strainer and with a spoon push as much through as possible. store the mixture in an airtight container and pour about 3/4 of a cup into your coffee. This mixture can keep in the fridge for up to 7 days.
If like me you are vegan then do not worry, I found the greatest homemade recipe on Youtube for Dairy Free Condensed Milk 🙂
If you try out this recipe or have your own version please feel free to share in the comments 😀
All The Best!