Pumpkin Spice Latte!

By: Emma Ganci

During fall, everyone seems to be craving some sort of October tasting food or beverage item. However, as a college student, it is not ideal to travel off campus and spend all of your paycheck in one sitting. If you need a coffee kick, but want to save money here’s how: 

Duration: Roughly 10-20 minutes, can drink within seconds of making; makes one 16 ounce drink, but creates leftover syrup.

I n g r e d i e n t s: 

The Syrup: 

  • 1 cup of water 
  • 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin Puree 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice 
  • 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk 

The Base: 

  • 8 ounces milk 
  • ¼ cup fresh coffee 
    • It is okay to substitute with strong coffee

The Toppings: 

  • Pumpkin pie spice 
  • Whipped cream 
  • To SPICE it up… add more cinnamon and sugar on the rim! 

Steps: 

  1. In order to make the syrup for this drink, the water, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and puree, and salt need to be in a medium saucepan at around medium heat (4-5 on an electric stove). Wait for the pan to come to a boil and change the temperature to low (4-below on electric stove) for around 5 minutes. 
  2. After 10 minutes, turn off the stove and empty the vanilla and condensed milk into the pan and stir till mixed
  3. Place the 8 ounces of milk into the microwave until it is hot. Take out of the microwave and whisk it until the milk turns into a foam substance 
  4. It’s now time to assemble the latte: pour 2 tablespoons of the syrup from the pan into your desired coffee mug. Add the expresso. Lastly, pour in the foam milk 
  5. Now for the fun part!… add whipped cream and pumpkin pie spic to taste. If you are feeling wild, add some cinnamon and sugar to the rim! 

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