Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Sit down and write your spouse this note above. This will truly express the depth of your feelings for them. It's real. It's true. And in order to love your spouse most adequately each day, there must be coffee involved.

I ganked this recipe from a friend. It's funny when you actually write slang words down. Like "ganked" or lame-o" or something very mature and sophisticated such as those. It never looks right.

When you make this coffee, you will want to have a time to sit and enjoy it. This is not the utility coffee that you use in the morning to get your eyes to peel open. This is fru fru coffee. It's the "sit and watch a Hallmark movie on tv and eat bruschetta" girly coffee. My husband mocked me when I made it. I sat is awe. Then, told the kids to go outside and don't come back in for half an hour because mommy was finding a hole to hide in.

And you won't want to waste your time making monkeys out of your froth.

Pumpkin Spice Latte


1 cup boiling Water
1 cup sugar
2 TB Pumpkin Pie Spices (I used 4 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 tsp. ground cloves, 2 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg. This gave me a little more than 2 TB, but you can just save it or make more syrup)

1 ts vanilla extract (I skip this when overseas and it is still good!)

~~ Put spices in disposable filter (When overseas, I use a thick paper towel)
Mix water and sugar until dissolved; steep spice packet in water for 5 minutes, stirring often to infuse syrup with spices; remove spice packet and mix in vanilla. Syrup can be stored in fridge.

To Prepare a cup:
Heat 1/2 cup milk and mix with 1/3 cup strong coffee; mix in about 2 TB of syrup (adjust to taste); Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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