Pumpkin Spice Latte season is here! With a massive 1000% increase in related online searches for the term in the past month and coffee outlets already releasing their version of the drink; it is obvious that we cannot wait for the season to change!
Brewsmartly.com spoke exclusively to Sanjay, spokesperson for Spice Kitchen, to shed some light on how to make the perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte:
How to make the perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte at home!
1. Pumpkin puree
“The first step is to make the pumpkin puree. First you must slice, deseed and then devein your pumpkin.”
“In a preheated oven, bake the pumpkin for 45 minutes at 190◦C (374 ◦F).
Blend in a food processor until smooth.”
2. Spice blend
“As you wait for your pumpkin to bake, you can start creating your spice blend.
The perfect blend is as follows – 4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of ground cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg.”
3. Warm your milk
“In a pan, warm 2 mugs of your chosen milk (dairy or non-dairy alternative).”
“Add 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, 1 shot espresso and half a teaspoon of your spice mix and whisk until smooth.”
5. Sit back and enjoy!
“Serve with whipped cream, a dusting of cocoa powder and a cinnamon stick for stirring.”
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