Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yield: 4-6 Cups

1 Cup Pumpkin Puree

1 Cup Water

1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Turbinado Sugar

1/2 Cup Vermont Maple Sugar

3 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice Divided

1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Ground White Peppercorns

1/4 Cup Brandy or Bourbon (Optional)

4 Cups Brewed Espresso

2 Cups Milk

1 Cup Whipping Cream, Whipped

During the fall, there's nothing quite so satisfying as a cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte. Whether served as a late afternoon treat, or as the final touch to Thanksgiving dinner, a cup of this beverage - especially when enjoyed by a blazing fire - is heartwarming, comforting, and good for the soul!

 

Place pumpkin puree, water, sugars, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, salt, and pepper in a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugars have dissolved (about 5 minutes). Reduce heat to medium low, and continue to simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture has reached the consistency of a thick syrup (about 10-12 minutes more). Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place in  blender and process until silky smooth. This can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.   

When ready to serve, remove syrup from refrigerator and allow to stand until room temperature. Meanwhile, heat milk in a saucepan placed over low heat. Do not overheat, as to do so will cause it to scorch.

 

Place 1-2 tablespoons prepared syrup in bottom of a mug. Add 1/2 -1 tablespoon brandy or bourbon (if using). Pour 6-8 ounces espresso or strong coffee on top and stir to blend completely. Slowly add warmed milk to mixture. Top with whipped cream (if using), sprinkle with a little pumpkin pie spice, and serve. 

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Vermont Maple
Sugar
Made by boiling pure maple
syrup until only granules
remain, our Vermont Maple Sugar is a must-have for every Home Chef. It's great in sweet and savory recipes alike. Just let your adventurous culinary spirit be your guide! 
Vanilla Bean
Sea Salt

Sweet, yet salty, our Vanilla

Bean Sea Salt makes a rich

and flavorful addition to both sweet

and savory dishes. Try a little on chicken, vegetables, or salads. Use it as a finishing salt to create an extra layer of flavor in breads, pastries – even cocktails!

Vanilla Bean Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Pumpkin Pie Spice
We've gone the extra mile in
creating this blend for Home
Chefs. It is sure to turn your
pumpkin pies into something extraordinary. But don't stop with pies! Use this with all your pumpkin creations, from muffins, breads and cakes, to cheesecakes, puddings and more. 
Pumpkin Pie Spice from MorningStar Kitchen
White Peppercorns
The pepper of choice in
most European kitchens, white
peppercorns are released from
their outer black shell by soaking.
The process results in a more mellow taste than that of black pepper. And the creamy color works perfectly in recipes that are lighter in color.
White Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitchen