DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe


This October we are going pumpkin mad! It’s a fantastic excuse to use this fabulous ingredient in sweet and savoury foods. It also makes a fantastic autumnal coffee, and we can thank Starbucks for introducing the UK to the pumpkin spice latte. If you’ve not tasted a PSL before, it contains all your favourite winter spices and a dollop of pumpkin. Most recipes from the US call for pumpkin purée but this isn’t common in UK supermarkets though you might sometimes find it in the ‘world foods’ aisle. Instead, you can substitute this with a few cubes of pumpkin or butternut squash which has been steamed and mashed.

Not only is this a real treat, the spices also have a nutritional boost. Cinnamon is a rich source of iron and calcium and has the highest antioxidant strength of all food sources, ginger is a circulatory stimulant with anti-inflammatory properties and nutmeg is a good source of minerals. So it tastes good and it does good!

  1. Place 2 tsp pumpkin purée into a large heatproof glass.
  2. Add a pinch each of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
  3. Stir in a 30ml espresso coffee shot.
  4. Heat 250ml milk of your choice in a saucepan until steaming and frothed.
  5. Pour the hot milk into the heatproof glass and top with froth.
  6. Stir to combine, add sugar to taste, then finish with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.

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