Sunday, October 27, 2013

#instafood Vol.1 ~ Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Hi ya!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far! Today I want to introduce another series here on My Polish Stash. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I like to post foodie things from time to time. So I will be sharing with you a few of the recipes from my instafood photos every once in a while. When I recently posted my self-made Pumpkin Spice Latte, quite a few of you wanted to know the recipe.
After hearing people rave about this drink, I had to run to my local Starbucks and try it as soon as it had finally found its way to the German stores this Fall. Maybe I was expecting too much, but PSL wasn't exactly my cup of tea. It was incredibly sweet and didn't taste like pumpkin to me. The girl at the counter even told us it doesn't contain anything real pumpkin, only flavored syrup. Bummer! So I decided to make one myself at home, with less sugar and artificial flavor and more real pumpkin taste. After browsing Pinterest for inspiration, I tried mixing my own PSL and this it what I ended up with.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte DIY

Here is what you need for a grande drink:
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree (I like to make my own, but canned will do as well)
  • 3/4 cup low fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups strong coffee (the original is made with espresso, but I don't have this at home)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice (we don't have that here in Germany, so I use Lebkuchengewürz)
  1. Brew your strong coffee
  2. Put pumpkin puree and milk in a heatproof mug and microwave for a minute (will depend on the power of your microwave).
  3. With a blender, mix pumpkin puree and milk until smooth. Add the spices and sugar and blend again.
  4. Add the coffe to your milk-pumpkin mixture, garnish with a bit of spice and you're done.
You can always adjust the ingredients to your needs. If you have lactose intolerance, use almond or soy milk instead. If you have a sweet tooth, add more sugar. If you don't care about some extra calories, top with whipped cream etc.

Enjoy this Fall treat and please let me know how you like it or if you have another favorite PSL recipe!


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