Friday, October 29, 2010
Pumpkin spice latte addict...make your own at home
To brew my own pumpkin spice flavored coffee, I brew my regular strong coffee to make a latte. I use Starbucks Verona bold and use 5 tbsp grounds to 2 C of water. On top of grounds in the filter I sprinkle 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice. Then I brew the coffee like normal.
To make the latte, I pour milk (1% organic) 1/3 way full in my mug. Then microwave for about a minute to get warm.
Hubby doesn't do lattes, but does enjoy some black pumpkin spice coffee. :)
Make your own vanilla syrup and avoid that nasty HFCS and it's cheaper:
In saucepan, bring 2 C sugar and 1 C water to boil til sugar is dissolved. Set aside and let cool a bit. Pour into a re-sealable container and pour in 2 tbsp vanilla. I keep mine in the refrigerator.