Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Any one else really getting excited for fall? The thought of cooler days and nights, sweaters, scarves, anything pumpkin, etc really makes me happy! In honor of fall approaching, I'm posting a Pumpkin Latte recipe from Jersey Fresh. I'll eventually post allnof those recipes here.

Oh, even though I'm uber excited about fall, I'm thoroughly enjoying the remaining pool days!

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

• 3/4 cup 2% (or any)milk
• 1 tbsp pumpkin butter
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
• 1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute (to taste)
• 1/8 cup of espresso (or 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee works)
• fat free whipped topping
• pumpkin pie spice for topping

In a small pan combine milk, pumpkin butter and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until boiling. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth (or whisk well with a wire whisk)

Pour into a mug, add the hot espresso (or coffee) and top with fat free whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie spice on top.

This too is adapted from Gina's Recipes.

-I used strong coffee as I cannot find instant espresso ANYWHERE in the Shenandoah Valley!
-OMG. So good. No more $5 for one at Starbucks!!
Pumpkin Butter Recipe
Source: Gina's Weight Watchers Recipes

• 3 1/2 cups pumpkin puree, or 1 (29 ounce) can (not pumpkin pie filling)
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 3/4 cup apple cider or juice
• 1 cup packed brown sugar
• 2-3 cinnamon sticks
• 1-2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (to taste)

Combine pureed pumpkin, vanilla, apple juice, spices, cinnamon sticks and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 - 40 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently. Adjust spices to your taste.

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