I promise this will not become a month of pumpkin beverages (unless you want that...) but this one was just begging to be made.
I'll admit that at this time of year I am one of the crazies that shell out too much moola at S'bucks (vegans- please see the link in the comments about the Starbucks version of this beverage) for a pumpkin spice latte. I guess it goes without saying that a little leftover pumpkin butter really got the wheels turning here. Who would've thought?
This homemade latte requires a few steps but is not complicated at all. You'll need to start with a simple syrup.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- 1/4 cup pumpkin butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
Now for the main event...
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- 2 shots of espresso
- 1/4 cup steamed soy milk
Note: I thought 2 tablespoons of syrup would be a lot, but the flavor was very subtle. If you like a strong taste of pumpkin (like moi) then you'll want to add more. Perhaps double it.
Fret not friends! You do not need to own fancy coffee equipment to create a homemade latte. Instead brew 1 cup of strong coffee and warm your soy milk on the stove top.