I know, I know......it’s all about the PSL. You’re either a fan, or you’re not. Kinda like cilantro. You either love it or hate it. There is no in between..... I happen to be on the LOVE pumpkin spice latte team!
My only issue is that I really don’t care for the artificial flavours in most pumpkin spice lattes available at our usual coffee stops. They are too sweet and most actually don’t even have pumpkin....it’s usually just flavoured syrup that gives it the “pumpkin spice” flavour.
So, what’s a girl to do when she wants an authentic pumpkin spice latte made with all natural ingredients? Well, she makes it herself of course. And what is better than enjoying a PSL? Enjoying a mocha pumpkin spice latte! Who knew the humble pumpkin spice latte could climb to greater heights? I didn’t think it was possible, but with the addition of a little cocoa, this delicious pick me up gets even better.
My daughter Samantha is also a fan of pumpkin spice (because all of it’s nice).....so she asked me if we could make some lattes and enjoy them together one beautiful fall afternoon. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to indulge with my own little pumpkin (or big cause she is taller than me) so we concocted our own and the rest is history. The addition of cocoa was a test. She asked me what it would be like to make the latte with chocolate, so I said let’s find out! I must say our little experiment turned out amazingly delicious and it was super easy! I see many, many more of these in our future.
Try this for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!! And if you’re not a fan of chocolate, just omit the cocoa powder.
As for the milk in this latte, I used my homemade cashew milk. Click here for the recipe.
You can whisk all these ingredients together while the mixture is on the stove, or once the mixture comes to a boil, you can use a handheld blender to blend it all up and create some froth.
Mocha Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 2 cups milk (can sub non dairy milk if desired)
- 1 cup freshly brewed espresso or very strong coffee
- 3 TBSP of pure pumpkin puree
- 1 TBSP pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- Whisk all ingredients in small saucepan over medium heat
- Once mixture begins to boil, remove from heat
- Blend with hand blender to combine and create some froth
- Pour into two mugs
- Top with cinnamon
- Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce if desired
- Add extra maple syrup for more sweetness if desired
What are you waiting for? Go make some yummy mocha pumpkin spice lattes. Oh yeah and this recipe makes 2 servings, but that doesn’t mean you can‘t drink it all yourself.....just sayin’. 😉
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