Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cream

I love pumpkin flavored coffee. I DO NOT, however, love Starbuck’s pumpkin flavored latte goo. Sorry to all those who are infatuated with the stuff, but frankly, I think it tastes like chemical flavored mango. Not what I’m looking for in a delicious seasonal beverage. Anyone else with me?

So, in an effort to a.) not consume nastiness and b.) save money, I’ve been making my own little concoction, perfect for adding a touch of autumn to my cup of joe. This recipe is just a theory, really. Spice it up however you please and add as much or as little sweetener as you prefer. It’s also perfect if you own an espresso machine or a milk frother. Lately I’ve been brewing up some espresso, and foaming up this delightful cream for my very own pumpkin latte. I must say, this beats Starbucks hand over foot. Especially considering that foot tastes like throat closingly sweet chemical nast.*

*Sorry if you’re a big fan, I really am. Maybe my local Starbucks just accidentally adds mango syrup instead of pumpkin? I don’t know, but I can’t stand the stuff. Keep on chugging it down if it’s your thing, who am I to judge.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cream
*makes enough for about 4 cups of coffee

1 cup of milk (I used 1%)
1/3 cup prepared cooked pumpkin
2 tbsp. brown sugar
4 packets stevia (sweeten to your taste)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
pinch cloves
pinch nutmeg

1.) Combine the everything in a blender and blend until totally smooth (you don’t want any stray pumpkin fibers). Strain if you’d like.
2.) Pour over hot or cold coffee, or use a milk foamer to make a latte. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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7 Responses to Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cream

  1. Shannon says:

    I’m not a fan of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice either… definitely going to try this.

  2. lisa says:

    yes yes, you already know i agree!!! that shit is disgusting. OF COURSE our espresso machine just broke…hmm, i want to try and concoct this somehow still, looks delish!!!

  3. fore front says:

    you’re a smart lady. i just printed this out bc i’m so excited to try it.

  4. jillian says:

    i really like this. I agree Starbucks flavors taste more like chemicals than seasonal delight.

  5. ELle sees says:

    I love the PSL! But don’t worry, you didn’t offend me at all! I can’t wait to try this out and hopefully save a few bucks.

    And thanks for the birthday wishes :)

  6. cayce says:

    haha i am SO glad to know that i am not the only one that despises that awful drink! i have tried several times and it seems to get worse every time! i have pumpkin spice coffee that satisfies my pumpkin cravings :)

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