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On the agenda: rain outside, a good blanket, a romantic comedy (if not Christmas films, a little more patience) and a good hot drink. The best ? Pumpkin spice lattes. As soon as the first leaves start to fall, Starbucks relaunches this essential.
It was in 2003 that the brand developed this drink. The goal ? Immerse customers in the heart of fall in just a few sips. A result that took time. On its site, the brand explains that it was Peter Dukes and a small team of his who discovered the much-loved recipe: “Exploring fall-inspired espresso drink ideas, they sampled a forkful of pumpkin pie followed by a sip of hot espresso to determine which pie flavors best complemented the coffee. They spent the next three months prototyping the drink, settling on a recipe using a pumpkin spice sauce with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg – hand-made with espresso and steamed milk – and finished with whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie filling.” A successful bet since years later, success is still there.
And for those who don’t have a Starbucks nearby, or even the means to afford this drink every day, know that it is particularly simple and just as delicious to make it yourself.
Here is our recipe!
For the recipe you will need:
- 1 espresso
- 25 cl of milk
- 2 tbsp. to c. sugar
- 1 C. to c. vanilla extract or liquid vanilla
- 1 C. to s. dollop of pumpkin puree
- Homemade or store-bought whipped cream or store-bought Whipped cream
For the homemade spice mix you will need:
- 1 C. to c. cinnamon
- 1 C. to c. ginger
- ¼ tsp. to c. grated nutmeg
- Start by preparing the spice mixture. To do this, pour the cinnamon, ginger and “4 spices” into a bowl.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg and mix.
- Pour the pumpkin puree into a saucepan.
- Add in order: sugar, vanilla, 1 teaspoon of the homemade spice mix, milk, espresso coffee.
- Mix and heat, while whisking. When it is hot, pour into a mug.
- Put the whipped cream and a little of the homemade spice mix on top.
Serve and enjoy!