In 2003 Starbucks Cafe launched the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I first stumbled upon it in my 1st trip to Europe with school, I was in grade 11 highlschool and the trip was to Prauge, Venna, and Dresden. Only then I tried the Starbucks cafe shop for the 1st time in 2010. Afterwards, Starbucks opened in Egypt and it became a ritual to get that latte every weekend from beginning of October. My obsession continued to buying the syrup and make that latte at home. But something pushed me to try and make it at home with ingredients I can trust. I can finally report that I mastered the recipe!!! And would love to share it with you all...
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice (4 tsp cinnamon + 2 tsp ginger, 1 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp nutmeg)
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 cups of milk or 1 tbsp coffee cream & milk frothier 1/2 cup
- 2 shots of espresso
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp vanilla
- 2 tsp pumpkin puree
Start by preparing the Coffee...
Depends on your coffee machine prepare 2 shots of espresso. I use usually a mocha pot with grounded Brazilian Coffee for that. Recently I use my Nespresso machine with one shot of espresso and my favorite to use is the Diavolitto or the Altissio ones.
Now Let's prepare the Milk...
I usually use a milk frothier for that. i put the pumpkin puree, milk, and cream in it then let it work. If you don’t have a milk frothier no worries!! Put the milk with the pumpkin puree on the stove until they cook to boil. Sometimes I like to make one cup of milk on the stove with the puree and spices, and the other in the frothier. That helps me make it look exactly like the one you get in stores.
Now the spices fun begins!!
Regardless which milk method you use add to it once the milk boils the sugar, vanilla, pumpkin spice, and pepper. If you don't have access to Pumpkin Spice powder mix you can make your own by mixing (4 tsp cinnamon + 2 tsp ginger, 1 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp nutmeg). I like to do it in bulk and store it for Pumpkin delicious soup.
Finish it up by pouring the milk in a latte cup, then top that with the espresso shots you prepared earlier. You can top it off with some foam cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Enjoy my favorite autumn latte all year round!!