Adding pumpkin and caramel to this easy homemade Salted Caramel Pumpkin Latte makes a delicious warm drink to relax with this fall.
(photos updated October 2017)
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.
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.
What kind of milk do you use in a homemade latte?
You can use any kind of milk in this latte, so feel free to use whole, 2%, almond, or fat free. Basically whatever in your fridge at the moment is fine!
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!
It was so easy to throw everything into a pan and warm it up slowly on the stove.
How to froth milk for a latte:
To froth the warm milk mixture, you can use an aerolatte or your blender. The blender mades frothing so easy. Even fat free milk can get a good froth going on that way.
You can also pour the mixture into a mason jar, tighten the lid, and shake until frothy.
Pour your coffee into two mugs and divide the frothed milk between the two.
How to make a Salted Caramel Pumpkin Latte:
One other thing I slightly changed was how much coffee I added. I wanted a slightly stronger coffee taste, so I double the amount.
Cool Whip, extra caramel drizzles on top, and sea salt make this easy homemade latte look like a coffee shop drink.
A Salted Caramel Pumpkin Latte, quietness, good books to study, and a few Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Donuts are the best way to enjoy this easy coffee drink. Now if only the weather would cooperate and get cool!
(original photo from August 2012)
- 2 cups fat free milk
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 6 Tablespoons caramel ice cream topping, divided
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup Cool Whip
- coarse ground sea salt
- In a small saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin, 4 Tablespoons caramel, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until the mixture comes to a very slight boil.
- Remove from the heat immediately and pour the mixture into a blender. Pulse for about 2 minutes or until very frothy.
- Divide the milk into 2 large mugs. Pour 1/2 cup coffee into each mug.
- Top with Cool Whip, extra caramel, and sea salt. Makes 2 servings.
Adapted from Farmgirl Gourmet
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 613mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 1gSugar: 55gProtein: 10g
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