Last year, I made a video on YouTube with a Pumpkin Spiced Latte recipe and this year I’ve had a few people ask me how you make it at home-my method is still largely similar but I’ve improved it slightly in my opinion!
I am so in love with PSLs (yep, basic I know) but who can afford to buy one everyday from Starbucks? I know there’s stuff I’d much rather be splashing out on in Autumn (Yankee Candles, hello) plus this method makes your house smell amazing.
So if you saw last year’s video (here) you’ll know it was pretty basic (oh how my filming skills have improved. At least I hope so) but this year I would recommend that you make this entire recipe in a slow cooker….just chuck it all in first thing in the morning, and when you’re home after work or school or whatever it will smell GORGEOUS. I would say that anything above 3 hours in the slow cooker will make this little lot burn though, so keep an eye on it if you do decide it needs longer. (If you don’t have a slow cooker, preparing this as I have done in the video is just as good).
You will need:
Splash of Pepper
2TBSP of Sugar
2TBSP of vanilla extract
50ml of milk (per cup)
Strong Instant Coffee (mixed with water so it’s ready to use-do this just before serving)
Chuck everything (other than the coffee and whipped cream) into the slow cooker and give it a stir-leave it for a few hours to mix and get all lovely smelling. Honestly there is no better smell to fill your house with at Christmas!
After three hours (or longer if you’re braver than me) make some strong instant coffee and put it in your mugs-you only need to make a small amount of this, the main base of the drink will be the latte mix from the slow cooker. Add the latte mix on top (perhaps through a sieve-depending on how small your pumpkin pieces are and if you want them in your drink! I prefer cutting them up quite small initially and then sieveing the mix before serving) .
Serve with a generous dollop of whipped cream and pumpkin spice on top-voila!