Let’s get adventurous here. Let’s bring together my favorite seasonal dessert and a nice cup of coffee. Let’s make a decadent pumpkin pie coffee drink!
Here’s the story. Experimenting with variations of the pumpkin spice latte, I came up with a rich and creamy drink that very much tastes like liquid pumpkin pie, really!
This is more than your pumpkin-scented coffee; it takes the holiday drink category to another level. Make this delicious rendition of fall flavors in only 15 minutes!
To make a pumpkin pie coffee, you first need coffee. Since we’re working with unusual ingredients, the recipe below makes two cups of pumpkin pie coffee. That means you need two shots of espresso.
For the coffee, I like a light roast Arabica for this one. African and Hawaiian beans are my favorite varieties for lighter roasts with mild, fruity personalities.
You’ll also need pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, and we’re sweetening the drink with brown sugar, which is much more compatible with pumpkin than regular sugar.
Finally, you’ll need milk or any milk alternative; the creamier, the better. Whipped cream is a nice topping for this one, especially if dusted with cinnamon or more pumpkin pie spice.
To make this beauty, we’ll heat the milk until steamy and throw in the pumpkin puree, sugar and spices. We’re adding the espresso into the cup as well.
You’ll have to stir this one constantly to eliminate any pumpkin lumps. I use an electric hand mixer to incorporate it all and give the drink an airy feel. Once silky and smooth, this one is ready.
Alternatively, make an iced pumpkin pie coffee by cooling down the mixture above before pouring it over ice. I would use cold foam to garnish the cold version instead of whipped cream, but that’s totally up to you.
Let’s head-on into the kitchen and make ourselves a seasonal treat that’s a drink and dessert at the same time! That’s my kind of drink.
In a saucepan, heat the milk until steamy.
Brew the espresso and pour it into the milk.
Add the pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar.
Using an electric hand mixer, mix until combined and frothy.
Pour into two cups and garnish with whipped cream and extra pumpkin pie spice.