Sunday, 25 September 2011
Fall is in the air so of course that means it's time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. I got paid on Friday so I thought I would treat myself to something nice. When I saw $3.90 come up on the cash register though (have they gone up in price? didn't think a tall size was that much), I knew that I couldn't make this a regular occurrence so I decided to make my own.
I've found several recipes, some that call for canned pumpkin, some that don't, but I figured that since the Starbucks version doesn't have actual pumpkin in it (or at least I'm pretty sure it doesn't), I went with this recipe I found on allrecipes.com. I can vouch that it tastes pretty good and is similar to the real dealio. I did tweak it a bit. I added a spoonful more of sugar, used 2% milk instead of whole, used french vanilla coffee instead of regular, and substituted Cool Whip Lite for whipped cream. Also, before you go out and buy pumpkin spice (which I think can be expensive), you should totally try to make your own if you can.
There's tons of versions out there but the one I used is this, courtesy of cdkitchen.com:
- 4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
1. Mix together and store in an airtight container.
Do you have a good copycat recipe for your favorite food/drink?