pumpkin lattes. oh, yes.

9.16.2011

A thin layer of frost graces each rooftop in the early morning. The air is crisp, and the thermometer tells me that it really isn't a dream -- it is, in fact, eight degrees celsius. The old cardboard box filled to the brim with toques, scarves, and mittens makes it's annual appearance, while the ever-changing autumn leaves dance across the street and crunch underneath my moccasins.


So, why I opted for iced coffee rather than a steaming mug of hot chocolate or apple cider -- I have not a clue. I just really love iced coffee. And pumpkin. But you probably already knew that. ;)


iced pumpkin spice lattes {adapted from a cozy kitchen's iced coffee}

{ingredients}
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
2 cups milk
4 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

{directions}
Brew your coffee and let it sit out for a few minutes until it reaches room temperature {or put it in the fridge to speed up the cooling process.}

In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin, and sugar and cook on low heat, stirring, just until the sugar and pumpkin are dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Combine with the coffee, and pour into a cup filled with ice.


Enjoy! xo,

abbey

21 comments:

  1. I don't really like coffee, but I'm itching to try a pumpkin spice latte this season. It sure looks nice from your pictures! :)

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  2. need to try this. asap. and now that I have a recipe, I have no excuse ;)

    xoxo,

    twin sister.

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  3. oh, yummy! thank you for sharing. i <3 your photographs and writings.

    Grace
    gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

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  4. yum! and i bet it tasted a lot better because it was in a mason jar ... :)

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  5. Ooh! Scrumptious! When Autumn rolls around, I'll have to try this. :)

    Right now, an Aussie spring means BBQs, chocolate lamingtons, and iced lime drinks with an extra dollop of ice cream!

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  6. I really need to try that! Everything pumpkin sounds delicious!
    And I wish it was getting colder over here already, I am so jealous of those 8 degrees!!

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  7. I'm so happy right now. Autumn is gorgeous, and I'm abnormally excited for my next foray into town simply for a pumpkin latte!

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  8. Oooh, yummy!!! I adore the Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks :)

    Emily

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  9. Yummy!!!! I have got to try that! :)

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  10. Hmm, that looks absolutely delicious. I definitely need to try that! Thanks for sharing. (:

    ~Jenn

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  11. Yummy! I usually just get them from Starbucks :) But now I have to try my own!

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  12. Personally, I don't do coffee, but after reading this, my mouth is *watering*. But, since my parents don't drink coffee or anything like that, I'll have to go to my grandma's house and make this. But seriously, this is genius :))
    -Jocee <3

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  13. I like your Granny spoon. Can't believe it's that cold there! We are still at 17 or 18, but with a definite fall feeling to the air. It's nice.

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  14. Oh, I will have to try this...I love coffee and pumpkins so this will be lovely! GREAT idea! If you have time, stop by my blog...

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  15. This looks so absolutely delicious -- must try!
    ps. I've always loved your blog, but I fall in love with it even more with each post and each picture...:)

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  16. Oh, looks so delish. Will def have to try this to get a good homemade pumpkin latte mix in my day!

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  17. omg! I absolutely love pumpkin lattes! I can't wait to try making this tonight! =)

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  18. Wow, I really need to try this! I think Pumpkin Spice Lattes would be even better homemade!

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  19. I am head-over-heels in love with this post! Thank you so much for sharing such a tempting and wonderful recipe!!

    By the way, just found your blog and it is simply lovely.

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  20. Oh my goodness, girl! That looks amazing!

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