Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Latte (without the Pumpkin)

My husband loves Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but have you been to Starbucks lately?! So expensive. And not that good for you! I can make almost anything from scratch as long as I have a recipe to guide me. So I found a recipe, and made it. Sans pumpkin, though, since they don't seem to sell pumpkin in September. So it's really a vanilla latte. I modified it somewhat, and here's what I ended up with:

2 cups milk
1 cup strong coffee
1/4 cup Sucanat (or white sugar)
2 Tbsp vanilla (not a typo)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 nutmeg
pinch of ginger

It's pretty yummy! It is actually an expensive drink to make at home because Each 10 oz serving has .60 cents worth of real vanilla. But, compared to Starbucks, that's nothing! Some people to to Starbucks for the convenience, but I do it for the taste. It tastes even better if I save money!


  1. Have you ever tried making your own vanilla? I make mine at home with vodka and vanilla beans. It is super good in recipes!

  2. actually, i have never made my own vanilla, but i really want to! i looked into a couple of years ago for christmas gifts, and it never materialized. but, i need to put it on my to do list. do you buy superior vodka, or just the regular stuff? because that was one thing that kept me from doing it before: everyone say buy the best vodka available. that's expensive!