The air is turning colder. I hate cold… and I live in Nebraska 🙂 The one redeeming quality of the cold (besides Christmas and Thanksgiving) is the excuse for more fancy coffee drinks.
A friend sent me this link a few weeks ago… and I have fully tested it 🙂 Here is the original link. (lots more fancy pictures with her post)
Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup milk (soy, almond, rice, .. I tried coconut because it was all we had once and it wasn’t good)
- 1/4 cup or more canned pumpkin*
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice or to taste
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- sweetener – sugar etc. I used honey. At least 2 tbsp 🙂
- optional gara masala or ginger (super good, I would recommend)
*get the real thing, cut it in half, clean out the seeds and bake cut side down in a casserole dish with some water on the bottom. After baking it is much easier to peel and work with. I didn’t do it this year, but have in the past. Freeze the extra… for more coffee drinks next month.
This batch turned out a bit spicy, so if yours doesn’t look this spiced it is probably fine too.
Ok, blend all these up in the blender. Pour half of it into a cup (the cup should be about half full). Warm the mixture for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave. Pour coffee over the mixture until cup is full. You can sprinkle cinnamon or add a cinnamon stick to really make it feel fancy 🙂
The recipe serves 2 people (or you twice)
Here is Brenda trying it out. It is good to have brave friends 🙂