Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Latte

 Image and Recipe reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.

I've been a little slow at posting on my blog this summer. We've had the wedding of our son, our beloved grandson Xavier to smother in hugs and kisses and are simply goofing off now. Most of the summer, Joe has been working on projects for friends and neighbors. He's a handyman, jack of all trades and trustworthy. He plans to supplement our income when he retires since he enjoys it and is good at it.  

 I was offered a beautiful cookbook to review, and how could I refuse since I love everything pumpkin. If you are a pumpkin lover, "Pumpkin It Up" by Eliza Cross is a beautiful book to put on display and cook your way through it this fall. My oven was in need of service so the first recipe I tried was the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I made two servings instead of four and was in pumpkin heaven!  If you give this a try, let me know! 

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Makes 4 servings
31cups milk
1cup canned or cooked pumpkin purée

1cup sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
11cups strong coffee or espresso 

Whipped cream, for topping

Chocolate syrup, for topping

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice. Heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Add the coffee or espresso and heat just until small bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Divide among 4 large coffee mugs, top with whipped cream, and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

I promise to share wedding photos soon. Thanks for stopping by. I am joining Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm. 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Wow, this looks heavenly Debbie. It's almost Fall and I would love a cup of this to warm me up. Love your pumpkin it Up! xo

  2. What a fun cookbook! Your latte looks great-enjoy:@)

  3. What a pretty cookbook to have with fall already on the horizon. This latte sound and looks absolutely delicious. Great recipe........

  4. It looks so good..one of my daughter's loves drinks like this:)
    Our son-in-law has been busy w/ renos too and he plans on doing what Joe is thinking of doing upon retirement too.
    I admire handy people..Jacques was for all our lives..but it's not as easy now..he's so smart he can figure out anything:)

  5. I'd be displaying that pretty cookbook in my kitchen, or even coffee table, Debbie. The pumpkin latte sounds so good and would be a perfect ending for a meal. Wish I could share one with you, but instead, I'll have to make one and pretend that you're sitting across from me and we are chatting the day away. xo

  6. What a delicious sounding latte. I am so ready for cool crisp weather!
    Have a great week, Debbie.

  7. Sounds amazing! We don't switch to pumpkin type foods here in Texas for awhile still but I can dream.
    I agree with Kitty..that book needs to be on a book stand. :)

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