Pumpkin Spice Latte

This recipe is for my friend Morgan!

A few days ago she posted this on the wall of the Expat Cucina’s group

she requested a pumpkin base wintry drink of some sort and, since whatever request you guys have I try my best to satisfy, today I’m about to share with you this easy winter drink made with milk, pumpkin and coffee!

In Shanghai weather is not cold yet but I know in many other parts of the world it is, so enjoy!

Ingredients (one serving):

  • 1 cup whole fat soy, coconut o almond milk
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree (see recipe below)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup strong espresso
  • 1 tsp cinnamon sugar

For the pumpkin puree you guys have 2 options:

Option 1: buy the canned stuff at your grocery shop

Option 2: make your own…which is what I’ve done.

Making pumpkin puree’ is really easy! Clean and cut half of a small pumpkin into cubes

place it on a baking tray

and bake at 180 C (375 F) for about 30 min, or until soft

Place the cooked pumpkin into a blender or food processor and add 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger powder

Blend all the ingredients together and set aside

Now using a milk froth heat up about 1 cup of  milk

pour the milk into the blender with 2 tbsp of pumpkin puree’ (save some of the milk foam…we are going to use it in a bit)

Add the espresso, 1 tbsp of sugar and blend all the ingredients together! Pour the obtained pumpkin-latte drink into a coffee mug

Scoop out the milk foam

sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top

and your wintry drink is READY!

Thanks Morgan for this great idea, this is definitely going to be one of my favorit drinks for this coming winter!


– Dani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.