Pumpkin spice latte - it's a warm pleasure that comes out in Autumn, but one that'll cost you nearly five bucks for a cup if you decide to indulge.
But you don't have to spend that much to enjoy this fall favorite - you can make your own.
Take advantage of this great "copycat" recipe from our friends at the Credit Union National Association.
At a coffee shop, it'll cost you about $4.25 for a 12 oz. cup, so drinking 5 per week is costing you over $21 per week! It’s so easy to make and so much less expensive when you make it yourself.
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
|Ingredient||Average Price||Cost Per Recipe|
|1 tablespoon canned pumpkin puree||$1.19/15 oz.||$0.04|
|1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice||$5.99/1.12 oz.||$0.46|
|1 cup milk||$2.59/0.5 gal||$0.32|
|1/2 tablespoon maple syrup||$5.99/8 fl. oz.||$0.38|
|1/2 tablespoon imitation vanilla extract||$1.69/1 fl. oz.||$0.43|
|1 shot espresso||$6.99/12 oz.||$0.20|
Total Cost per-serving: $1.83
In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, milk, syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until the mixture starts to steam.
Remove from heat and pour mixture into a blender. Cover and blend for about 15 seconds or until frothy.
Make the espresso.
If you want milk foam to top your latte, pour a few tablespoons of warm milk into a glass jar with a lid. Tightly seal the lid and shake for 30-60 seconds.
Pour coffee into a mug, add the foam, and sprinkle with a little pumpkin pie spice.