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One of my favorite things about fall is pumpkin. As soon as the weather starts cooling off I begin looking for Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I really like the spicy flavor of the cinnamon with the pumpkin on a cool fall day.
I started stalking a local coffee shop at the beginning of September in hopes of getting a pumpkin latte early in the season but I didn't have any luck. Besides, I hate paying almost five dollars for a latte when I can make them at home myself for a whole lot cheaper! I decided to put a twist on my favorite and make a Salted Caramel Pumpkin Latte.
Luckily I had everything I needed at home last weekend to make this awesome beverage because it went from 90 degrees with a heat index of over 100 to 60 degrees, pouring down rain, and cold within 2 days. Summer quickly changed to fall and I was chilled to the bone since it had been so hot the last few days. All I could think about was sipping on a pumpkin latte.
I heated some milk on the stove and added in pumpkin, Dixie Crystals sugar, caramel sauce, pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt. I mixed it all together and let it simmer while I brewed a cup of strong black coffee. Then I hunted in the refrigerator and came up with a container of Cabot Whipped Cream because you can't have a latte without the whipped cream on top!
I poured the caramel pumpkin milk on top of the strong coffee and mixed it together. It smelled amazing. Then I topped it off with the whipped cream, caramel sauce, and sea salt. I actually have fun flavors of sea salt so I put a vanilla cardamom sea salt on top which worked perfectly but regular would do well too!
The addition of the caramel to the pumpkin latte was awesome. It added some sweetness to the spiciness and just pulled it all together. I was able to make two lattes with this recipe for a fraction of the cost of one latte at a coffee shop! It warmed me up from the inside out and made me a happy camper.
So if you love Pumpkin Spice Lattes make sure you give this Salted Caramel Pumpkin Latte a try at home!
- 1½ c. whole milk
- ¼ c. pumpkin puree
- 3 T. Dixie Crystals granulated sugar (or brown sugar if you want a richer flavor)
- 3 T. caramel sauce
- 1 t. sea salt
- 1 t. pumpkin pie spice
- 1½ c. strong black coffee
- Cabot Whipped Cream
- caramel sauce, pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt for topping
- In a small saucepan combine the milk, pumpkin, sugar, and caramel sauce. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, then remove from heat. Stir in the sea salt and pumpkin pie spice.
- Pour ¾ cup of strong black coffee into each of two mugs. Pour half of the milk mixture into each mug on top of the coffee. Mix well to combine.
- Spray whipped cream on top of the latte. Drizzle with caramel sauce then sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice and sea salt. Enjoy!
Here are today's #PumpkinWeek recipes:
Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Cold Brew Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte from The Nifty Foodie
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Apple Cider from The Crumby Kitchen
The Great Pumpkin Cocktail from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce from House of Nash Eats
Creamy Pumpkin Risotto from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Harvest Pumpkin Soup from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin & Sausage Pizza from Hardly A Goddess
Pumpkin Carbonara from The Redhead Baker
Pumpkin Chili from The Chef Next Door
Savory Pumpkin Gnocchi from Platter Talk
Pumpkin Quiche from Jonesin' For Taste
Stuffed Pumpkin from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Taiwanese Pumpkin Rice Noodles from Caroline's Cooking
Baked Goods & Desserts:
Chai Frosted Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from Who Needs A Cape?
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Skillet Cookie from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Dump Cake from For the Love of Food
Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Classic Pumpkin Roll from Cookaholic Wife
Glazed Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones from Family Around the Table
Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes from Tip Garden
Make-Ahead Pumpkin-Chai Egg Bites from Wholistic Woman
No Bake Pumpkin Cookies from Seduction In The Kitchen
Pumpkin Cake Pops from The Beard and The Baker
Pumpkin Cheesecake Ebelskiver from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Amy's Cooking Adventures
Pumpkin Cookie Bars from Eat Move Make
Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie from 4 Sons 'R' Us
Pumpkin Noodle Kugel from The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups from It Bakes Me Happy
Pumpkin Pie Pull Apart Muffins from Daily Dish Recipes
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from The Mandatory Mooch
Pumpkin Spice Latte Whoopie Pies from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes from April Golightly
Pumpkin Spice Popovers from Grumpy's Honeybunch
Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Angel Food Cake from Love and Confections
Simple Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes from Cooking with Carlee