There are a few things I can do very well, including rapping to Lizzo’s Truth Hurts without losing track or breath on the way to the end and spending money I don’t have on things I don’t need, including loads of Pumpkin Spice Latte when they come in season.
So this year, having a very different situation work-wise in front of me, plus all the things we are no longer doing thanks to Covid, I had to take matter into my own hands and start working on making my favourite at home, by myself.
If you are like me, you will realise how much money you have wasted when you could have had a better version of PSL by doing it yourself. I have found Starbucks one to be slightly bitter at times, but that might be the coffee shot ruining the whole situation.
I will never ever go back to a shop bought one, trust me on this.
Yes, this was already posted on Instagram because, admittedly, I could not wait to share how great it was. But it deserves a permanent spot on here, so here goes the recipe.
- 237ml water
- 200g brown sugar
- 200g pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice mix
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- Place all the ingredients in a pot and mix well before turning on the heat. Everything needs to be combined, but don't worry about the lumps just yet, they will melt with the heat.
- Turn on the heat on medium and let it turn to a boil, and keep whisking every so often.
- Once it reaches boiling point, let it cook for two minutes and turn off.
- Place in a container and let it cool completely before storing in the fridge.
This will hold fine in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
- 2 tbs Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- 1 Espresso Shot
- Milk of choice
- Grab your favourite mug and place two tablespoons of Pumpkin Spice syrup on the bottom of it.
- Now prepare your espresso shot and pour it in the mug and mix well.
- Froth your milk of choice - we used Oatly Barista Edition - and top up.
If you don't drink coffee, you can try it with hot milk only. It also works well with hot chocolate.
If, like me, you are addicted to Pumpkin Spice Latte, this is the drink for you. It’s very easy to make and takes no time at all. You can choose normal milk or make it vegan and use alternatives.
It can be hot or cold, but it can also be non-caffeinated and you can use it in hot chocolate too, so a win-win on my books.
I admit to having used the syrup on toast too, so there is no shame in saying you could eat it by the spoon, if you wanted to try this out.
For more Pumpkin recipes and mumbles, check this out. There is a whole load about my love for pumpkins, so have fun and speak soon!