A Pumpkin Spice Latte that's just as good as Starbucks if not better! Plus it can be made at a fraction of the cost and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home in your pjs. It's the perfect cozy way to welcome autumn!
3/4cupstrong brewed coffeeor espresso (can use 1/4 cup more for stronger flavor)
Orange gel food coloringor natural food coloring (optional)
For the whipped topping: In a medium mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer whip together heavy cream with sugar on high speed until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a star tip (or you can just spoon it over the latte).
For the latte: In a small saucepan whisk together milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Heat until its warmed (you can test a sip with a spoon).
Remove from heat, stir in hot coffee or espresso and vanilla extract. Tint with food color if desired (it should only take a few drops).
Pour into three mugs. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice over to taste. Serve right away.
Recipe makes three smaller servings (about 1 cup) or 2 larger servings (about 1.5 cups).
Nutrition estimate is based on being split into 3 servings.