The pumpkin season is here & when October comes, we definitely can't miss out on the rightly so-hyped PSL! Pumpkin Spiced Latte, Starbucks' successful winter drink comes in a combination of Starbucks Espresso Roast, pumpkin pie flavored sauce, steamed milk, topped with delicious whipped cream & sprinkled with a blend of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
It's time to recreate this oh so special Pumpkin Spice Latte and as mysterious as it might sound, probably this is the closest you'll come to the real one! And, as tricky or overwhelming the drink sounds, the Starbucks website has listed down ingredients, (or maybe a few in order to keep their little secret) that includes
1/4 cup Espresso or one shot
2-3 tbsp Whipped cream
3/4 cups Milk
3-4 tbsp Pumpkin puree
1-2 tsp blend of pumpkin pie spices
How to make espresso at home:
All that an Espresso needs is grounded coffee beans, hot water & correct pressure to release steam. And, how can you make it at home? With either of these 3 not-so-fancy & expensive equipments: AeroPress, Moka Pot & French Press.
Follow the instructions available on the back of the machine & you're set to go.
How to make Pumpkin Pie Spice blend:
4 teaspoons cinnamon powder
2 teaspoons ginger powder
1 teaspoon clove powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
Mix all the above ingredients well and this spice mix can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Making the latte is rather simple. It's all about mixing the above ingredients. All that really matters is whether you want it hot or cold.
For Hot PSL:
Add whipped cream, milk, pumpkin puree & the blend of pumpkin pie spice to a small saucepan and whisk to combine. Heat until just bubbling over medium heat, then add coffee espresso and stir. And, your warm & cozy drink is ready.
For Cold PSL:
To make an iced version add all the ingredients to a glass jar & shake it well to mix it all up. Then add some crushed ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds until completely combined. And voila, there you have your iced/frappuccino PSL.
For Starbucks feels, add a heap of whipped cream on top with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice mix!
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