All Pumpkin Everything: How To Create Amazing Pumpkin Spice Syrup
November is the last month of the pumpkin spice craze. What started in late August as an autumnal phenomenon has mellowed into a regular drinking habit for many coffee lovers. Dozens of odd products have turned pumpkin flavored or pumpkin scented, but only one product really needs to stick around for a while longer - that's the pumpkin spice latte. It's a treat you can make at home and enjoy any time of the day. Whether you're coming back from an afternoon of apple picking or just starting the day with a walk through the fallen leaves, the pumpkin spice latte is there to warm you up and brighten your day.
Now that you know how to use an espresso maker to fashion a delicious pumpkin spice latte, you might want to consider strengthening your home barista skills once again. This recipe can made with coffee from a drip-brew machine, French press or even with coffee from a single-cup machine. If you want to add a little extra flavor to coffee brewed in your Mr. Coffee® Single Cup K-Cup Brewing System, this recipe is for you.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup and Latte Recipe
The reason this recipe is so versatile is because it allows you to make your own pumpkin spice flavored syrup. You can add it to any coffee drink or even drizzle it over your morning pancakes.
- 3 to 4 cups brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- Whole milk to taste.
Start by brewing coffee via the method of your choice. In a saucepan, stir together the maple syrup, brown sugar, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla extract, black pepper and pumpkin puree. Simmer over medium heat for about 8 minutes or until the mixture thickens into a syrup. Stir constantly so that the sugar doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan before it melts. Remove the syrup from the heat and carefully strain through a piece of cheesecloth. Transfer the syrup to a glass container.
Pour coffee into a mug and stir in 1 or 2 tablespoons of the syrup. Use your Mr. Coffee® Automatic Milk Frother on its latte setting, then carefully pour the heated milk into the coffee. Top with a layer of foam. Remember: The best ratio for lattes is one-third coffee and two-thirds heated milk.