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‘Tis the season for everything pumpkin.
I personally love pumpkin flavored everything… or at least everything that I’ve tried with pumpkin. And that includes pumpkin spice lattes. However, whenever I order them I need to make sure that it’s made with soy milk or another non-dairy milk or that I have my Lactaid pills.
Really not a big deal, but now I can enjoy one of my favorite fall drinks at home with this quick and easy DIY pumpkin spice latte recipe, featuring Lactaid milk.
Made in less time that you’ll probably spend waiting in line for your pumpkin spice latte, this DIY pumpkin spice latte is so easy to make- and it’s lactose free! Win-win for those of us who are lactose intolerant, right?
Of course, you may need to go out and get some of the ingredients but it will be well worth it because then you can make these at home.
And for the price of your one time trip to the grocery store for those ingredients, you’ll save so much making these at home instead of buying them. Granted, you do have to make them one at a time but that’s also the beauty of making them at home.
You can enjoy this tasty fall beverage anytime you like.
- Milk (I use Lactaid Whole milk)
- Pure pumpkin/pumpkin puree (just make sure that it’s NOT pumpkin pie filling as that will kick it way over to the sweet side)
- Vanilla extract
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Sugar (to taste)
I’m sure that you could make larger batches of this as well, but this I just needed for my morning cup of coffee.
It all comes together nicely in a small pan on the stovetop.
Then add coffee or espresso. Since we don’t have an espresso maker, coffee worked perfectly fine for me.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small saucepan, heat milk over low to medium heat being sure that it does not start to boil.
- When warm, whisk in pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract
- Simmer for five minutes until all ingredients are combined and there is no sign of the pumpkin puree
- Combine with 1 cup of coffee and enjoy!
This DIY pumpkin spice latte hit the spot for me and definitely filled my craving.
And the best part about it? I made it at home and didn’t have to worry about bringing my Lactaid pills or having to substitute for soy milk- which, in spite of what people may say, it does change the flavor. With the Lactaid milk, it tastes closer to a pure pumpkin spice latte.
And, if you’re in the NYC area be sure to visit any Birch Coffee location in Manhattan on Tuesday, Sept. 29th from 7-10 AM and receive a free LACTAID® Latte.
Try pairing your pumpkin spice latte with these delicious cold brew cupcakes:
BIRCH COFFEE COLD BREW CUPCAKES
YIELDS: 24 CUPCAKES
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes (includes cooling time for cupcakes)
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 43 minutes
For the Birch Coffee Cold Brew Cupcakes:
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2/3 cups butter (softened)
- 1 3/4 cups coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup LACTAID® Whole Milk
- 1/4 cup cold brew concentrate, like Birch Coffee Cold Brew concentrate
- 2 tsp finely ground coffee
For the Birch Coffee Cold Brew Frosting:
- 1/3 cup butter
- 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/8 cup LACTAID® Whole Milk
- 1/8 cup cold brew concentrate, like Birch Coffee Cold Brew concentrate
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
To make the Birch Coffee Cold Brew Cupcakes:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line muffin cups.
- Cream together butter and coconut sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well.
- Combine flour, salt and baking powder.
- Add flour mixture and LACTAID® Whole Milk alternatively to butter mixture.
- Stir in vanilla and Birch Coffee Cold Brew concentrate until just combined.
- Divide evenly among muffin cups and bake for 23 minutes. Let cool in pans for one (1) hour before frosting.
To make the Birch Coffee Cold Brew Frosting:
- Mix butter until creamy with an electric beater on medium speed.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix together until smooth.
- Frost cupcakes
Do you make lattes at home? Would you try this DIY pumpkin spice latte?
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