Halloween – Pumpkin Spice Recipe
Pumpkin spice is available to use all year, but has become increasingly popular at Halloween. Line ups at cafes are typical when they roll out their official Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Pumpkin spice was first introduced by McCormick, introducing it to the consumer in the 1950’s. It became popular for a variety of baked goods and found its way into coffee when retailers were experimenting with unique coffee flavors. Its popularity soared after that. It is an acquired taste, you will either love it or hate it!
Pumpkin spice is used to make pies, cakes, cookies and beverages, While it sounds very extravagant, it is straight forward and simple to make. It is a combination of basic spices. Double or triple the recipe to always have some on hand.
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ginger
- 1/3 tsp. cloves
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
Mix well and store in an airtight container. It will store for several months.
This glorious mixture can be added to oatmeal, French toast, waffles and pancakes. It makes for great pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pies and not just on Halloween!
Pumpkin Spice Latte is also something you don’t have to line up for. Make it in your very own kitchen for a fraction of the cost.
Pumpkin Spice Latte:
Heat milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract on the stove. You now have a pumpkin pie milk. Add this to a mug of strong coffee and top with whipped cream, sprinkle with more cinnamon. Sit back and enjoy.
Pumpkin puree can be found in the canned food section of your grocer. The amount you use will depend on your taste. Experiment until you get the desired strength. The same with the other ingredients, more sugar for a sweeter taste and more milk for a creamier texture. Make it for yourself or for a crowd.
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