Autumn Spice Caramel Latte!

Autumn is here! Happy HAPPY day!! πŸ™‚ Crisp mornings, glorious fall leaves crunching under foot, and wonderfully hot Lattes. During a delightful week in Colorado, I found a fantastic little coffee shop with an unusual latte. They ventured away from the typical “Pumpkin Spice” that tends to be the craze during this time of year and created a cup of “Autumn Spice” goodness! So, being me, when I returned home I recreated the cup of goodness. πŸ™‚ Give it a try and let me know how you like it!! <3

serving size: 1 delightfully delicious latte!
Latte ingredients:

  • 2 shots espresso or 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 TBS brown sugar
  • 1TBS Caramel sauce
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 TBS Pure Maple syrup or Powder Sugar
  • Cinnamon & Nutmeg for dusting (optional)

Directions:

  1. In electric mixer on medium speed, whisk heavy cream & maple syrup until whipped cream consistency. Set aside!
  2. Combine hot espresso(or coffee), brown sugar, caramel, & vanilla extract in your favorite mug. Stir thoroughly to dissolve sugar and caramel!
  3. Steam milk and pour over coffee. Top with whipped cream, sprinkle with extraΒ  cinnamon and nutmeg if desired. Sit back and ENJOY!

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“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”
Psalm 23:5

How about a Pumpkin Spice Latte? :)

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Fall is here!! Whats not to love about this beautiful season? πŸ™‚Β  And though the temperatures nearing 100Β°F, I figured it was time for a Pumpkin Spice Latte to officially start off the Autumn season! πŸ˜‰ Homemade pumpkin milk, delightfully buttery caramel, and, yes, freshly whipped cream{sweetened with maple, of course!} come together to create a grand combination! Add a few friends and you have a lovely coffee break. πŸ™‚ Happy Fall!

Yields 1 lovely Latte πŸ™‚

Ingredients

  • Your favorite mug!
  • 1/4 cup organic milk{may want more or less}
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin milk {recipe here!!!}
  • 2 shots strong espresso
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel for drizzling{recipe here}
  1. Grab you favorite mug and pour in espresso. Add raw sugar & vanilla!
  2. Combine regular milk and pumpkin milk then froth{or heat}.
  3. Pour over espresso, top with whipped cream and lots of Caramel.
  4. ENJOY!

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β€œTo every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer From Scratch!

We have a thing for pumpkin and once the first day of Fall is here, it is officially “pumpkin season” at my house! πŸ™‚ We used to consume numerous Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks but since we gave up starbucks we have had a hard time finding a good Pumpkin Spice latte flavor. Plus, we try to stay away from coffee syrups.Β  So, when Lydia saw this recipe she knew she needed to give it a try. And honored me with the privilege of making the Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer for her. πŸ˜‰ She loved it! And for Lydia to “love it”, it means this is a spectacular recipe! Real pumpkin, pure maple, and spice makes up the perfect fall coffee. πŸ™‚

The recipe originated from Deliciously Organic. I did add additional vanilla and cinnamon. If you prefer your coffee a little sweeter I recommend adding more maple syrup! πŸ™‚

  • 2 cupsΒ Β  half and half
  • 3 tbsΒ  pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp of pumpkin spice
  • 4 tbs Maple Syrup
  • 3 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  1. Whisk the half and half, pumpkin, syrup, and pumpkin spice together over medium heat.
  2. When it gets steamy remove from heat and add in the vanilla. Pour into bowl, covering, and let set for 3-6 hours in fridge.
  3. Use a strainer to transfer the cream into a jar or pitcher… do not skip this step, trust me! This will make the creamer smoother. πŸ™‚
  4. Enjoy!