I used to be in a recipe club where you were assigned a random blog to read…or stalk in my case each month. My blog assignment this month was Farmgirl Gourmet.
A true farm girl at heart, Heather shares fun and easy recipe from her kitchen. She also is a big fan of buying local and grows many things in her own garden. Those are two things that I would like to do more of here. She was a true inspiration to me as I read through many of her great recipes.
I always have the hardest time narrowing down my SRC choice, and again this month I had a list to choose from. A few of my favorites that I wanted to try were Mexican Lasagna, Cinnamon Yogurt Scones, and Pumpkin Challah Pudding. All of those sound so good!
But then I saw her most viewed recipe from her blog was the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Just the other day, I opened my first can of pumpkin to make these pumpkin Oreo donuts, and I had the leftover pumpkin in my fridge just waiting for the right recipe.
Since I am now on a true pumpkin kick, and I love to have a good cup of coffee by my side in the morning when I do some reading, I knew this would be the recipe for my reveal. It was so easy to throw everything into a pan and bring it to a very slight boil.
I love that you can use whatever milk you normally drink in this salted caramel pumpkin latte.
We drink fat free, so this is even a slightly skinny drink. Well, it was until I substituted caramel ice cream topping for the sugar! Wink, wink!
At least I tried to get rid of some calories for you, right? That has to count somehow!
To froth the milk mixture, you use your blender. That just made frothing so much easier. Even fat free milk can get a good froth going on that way.
I divided the mixture into two cups, just like Heather said, and poured the coffee right on top.
One other thing I slightly changed was how much coffee I added. I wanted a slightly stronger coffee taste, so I double the amount.
Since I was putting Cool Whip and extra caramel on top, I didn’t worry about messing up my cool frothed milk look by pouring the coffee in. Yes, I know. I completely destroyed the so called skinny factor of this drink now.
Then I sat outside with my new favorite drink and a few books. A salted caramel pumpkin latte, quiet time, good books to study…now if only the weather would cooperate and get cool!
(original photo from August 2012)