Monday, October 3, 2011

Loving Falls Pumpkin Coffees

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

Wednesday September 28, 2011 by Alexandra C. at

I am a Chick Advisor member, though they seem to be more geared towards Canadian residents.
They claim to have a Product Review club if you write a few reviews but I have never received anything from them in the 6mo I have been a member except opportunities in my email, and VERY rarely at that. To boot-  I never get picked for them.
Good luck ladies that join!  :(
However I was tickled to see this recipe and wanted to share it with you guys! I love love love pumpkin and especially (you already know) love coffee!

One of my all time favourite flavours is pumpkin. It's nostalgic aroma brings back all those memories of Thanksgivings and Halloweens. Chicks, tell me now, is there anything better than curling up with a good book, magazine or DVD with a pumpkin spice latte? I think the answer to that would be no. Being thrifty and a DIY adventurer, I set out to find a pumpkin spice latte recipe that could easily be done at home.

Also- a pumpkin spice latte is the perfect excuse to cuddle with someone. This recipe is for two, so why not curl up with that cutie you've been eyeing? (Call me Cupid, Chicks!) 

What you'll need:
2 1/4 cups milk
2 1/2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons sugar 
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or more if you like the spice! (Cinnamon and nutmeg will work just fine, use 3 parts cinnamon to 1 part nutmeg)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)



In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming.


Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice.To froth up the mixture, you can transfer to a blender for 15 seconds or simply whisk the mixture at a fast pace until it becomes foamy.

Pour into mug then pour espresso on top. Mix together and you are done!

Optional: For those of you with a sweet tooth, make it extra special with some whipped cream on top, sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg!

There you have it- sweet and simple pumpkin spice lattes for two!

What's your favourite fall drink chicks?

(Recipe and directions adapted from
Spotted by CaseyColette on


Shannon's Tales of Motherhood said...

mmmm,I can drink some coffee right about now! Sorry you rarely receive emails from them! I'm not to much of a fan of flavored coffee but I have tasted blueberry before and it was good.

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