Welcome to the first day of autumn, 2016, where the pumpkin spice latte is the unofficial drink of the season. We're here to offer a simple yet delicious recipe for a PSL (it's what the cool kids say) you can enjoy as you experience autumn indoors our outdoors.
If you've got a different homemade version, please share it on our Facebook page!
2 cups of milk
2 heaping tablespoons of pumpkin puree (add a third if you like it strong)
2 cut tablespoons of sugar (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
½ cup of espresso
2 of your favourite coffee mugs (not an actual ingredient but very necessary)
Combine all ingredients except for the espresso into a small saucepan and slowly bring to a boil while steadily whisking the mixture. Don't crank up the heat or you'll burn the milk! If you're into a Burnt Pumpkin Spiced Latte, then that's a different story.
TIP: In a rush? Put your ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes, whisking every 30 seconds.
Pour a 1/4 cup of espresso into each cup and then half of the above mixture into each.
(If you're drinking alone, give us a call...we're always up for a homemade pumpkin spiced latte!)
Taking it from good to great
Top your delicious, homemade drink with some whipped cream and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice, put on your favourite autumn sweater and stroll through your favourite Mississauga park.
PRO TIP: Make your own pumpkin pie spice by combining the following ingredients:
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Tell us how you made out and post your pictures to our Facebook page!