How do I prepare a great and healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte? This question I will answer in the following article and there is also a muffin recipe with pumpkin that fits very well into the season and of course for Halloween or even Christmas time (we can still find good pumpkins in Christmas too). A Pumpkin Spice Latte without syrup? For sure! Everything else makes no sense for me. In this article you get a recipe with fresh pumpkin juice and of course fresh espresso and milk froth. As you see some of my favorite spices come together to create this special coffee drink.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
This is a great recipe for Halloween and Christmas holidays; it tastes great and it feels like fall when you drink it. Even Starbucks® prepares a Pumpkin Spice Latte drink. This recipe here is not similar to the Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Latte, but I personally like this better. Top with milk foam and spices. Personally, I also have here for you a special muffin recipe suitable for the Pumpkin Spice Latte. HAPPY HALLOWEEN or CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS!!
Halloween, Christmas and Pumpkins
I found Halloween always fascinating. For me, pumpkins were far too long for decoration. Now I am looking forward to the pumpkin season every year and for me it lasts till end of the year. When this season starts pumpkin bread is baked, pumpkin is baked in the oven, pumpkin stews and soups are made, pumpkins are filled and then baked and now fresh juice from pumpkins are prepared and the rest remaining is further used for pumpkin food products or pastries.
Hokkaido is my favorite pumpkin because its skin is very smooth and in the oven becomes soft and tasty. It’s simply delicious!! But also Butternut, Muscat Pumpkin and the Bishop’s Shoulder Pumpkin are very tasty too. This autumn, I discovered the Chestnut pumpkin. It is a very small pumpkin and can be shared in 10 pieces, filled with cheese and baked in the oven.
For the recipe in this article, you need fresh pumpkin juice for my preferred first variation or fresh pumpkin puree for the second variation. The taste is very good from the Hokkaido and very large pumpkin species, which usually have a very good result. In the autumn, our living room table looks like this and then the good decorations pieces are quickly disappear.
Starbucks, McDonalds and Others…
Some “coffee houses” sell a drink and they call it Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, the drink has nothing to do with pumpkin and less with coffee too. Evil “tongues” claim that often they put a lot of sugar syrup in these drinks to make the coffee and espresso tasty.We also want to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte but consciously and sensibly sweet. In this case we can use only a teaspoon of Agave nectar. I also use fresh spices and no aroma paste in this drink. My goal is to prepare a drink which contains natural ingredients and not to have to pass my two next meals to be able to keep my good shape after I drink it … lol. It should also taste great and after the addition of coffee, pumpkin and spices because all these are really included in this Pumpkin Spice Latte. And because I hate to throw away food, you’ll get a recipe for pumpkin muffins from the pumpkin Spice Latte, using the pulp remaining after the pumpkins juices preparing.
Coffee recipe with pumpkin – Pumpkin Spice Latte In this recipe I have 60 ml of fresh pressed pumpkin juice. If you don’t have any Juicer, you can also put the pumpkin in the blender and press the pumpkin puree to get the juice. For this recipe you need a very juicy pumpkin. Another possibility is to bake the pumpkin soft in the oven and then to prepare a pulp from it. With the last solution you may lose few vitamins.
For this recipe I used the coffee machine Krups EA 8808. I’m using this machine because I’m testing it too. For the recipe, of course you can use any sieve holder you have or an Automatic Espresso machine. My juicer is the Omega 8006, but others juicers are good too. Particularly I recommend juicers which squeeze slowly the vegetables or fruits and for this reason valuable micronutrients remain in the juice. As always, it depends on the coffee and espresso. For this pumpkin spice latte I used a strong Espresso and it was a very good choice! Optically this coffee is really very interesting. You can also mix the Pumpkin Spice Latte or drink, layer by layer. The drink has an excellent look because of the pumpkin and coffee combination and fits to autumn and winter season. It’s also a very full and natural-aromatic drink and the espresso taste fits perfectly to the pumpkin juice. We already have our pumpkin “remains” from the juicer and of course for our delicious muffins we need some more natural and healthy ingredients. And the preparation is very easy.
Now you have Pumpkin Muffins and a Pumpkin Spice Latte that fit perfectly together. Here are your Pumpkin Spice Latte and the Muffins with Pumpkin!!!
Enjoy them…!!!! If you’re looking for more recipes about coffee, read my recipes. What is your favorite drink in winter? I am very happy for comments, suggestions and experiences you have made with the recipe. I think soon it’s time for a nice recipe with a good chocolate. See you soon!!