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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Autumn Coffee Treats

Fall has arrived and this is my favorite time of year, especially for coffee and coffee treats! One of my favorite coffee drinks is simply pumpkin spiced flavored coffee and lattes. I have been trying pumpkin flavored coffee drinks at all of my favorite and local coffee shops. Starbucks is definitely in the lead, with their pumpkin spiced latte, I haven't tried one that has surpassed it yet this season.

With the holiday season approaching some of us my want t
o save some dough and here is a great recipe for making a pumpkin spice latte at home!

Ingredients:
--2 cups milk (I used 1%)

--2 T canned pumpkin

--2 T white sugar
--2 T vanilla (not a typo. it asks for tablespoons)

--1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
OR: 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and a teeny tiny pinch of ground ginger
--1/2 cup brewed espresso or 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
--garnish with whipped cream (optional)

Directions:
Add the coffee/espresso and milk to the Crock Pot. Whisk in the pumpkin, spices, sugar, and vanilla.
Cover and cook on high for 2 hours if everything is cold. Whisk again. Ladle into mugs, and garnish
with whipped cream and additional cinnamon.

And what goes best with yummy coffee? Yummy dessert!

Try this festive Chocolate Pumpkin Cake recipe for your next get together or just for a special treat.

Try these recipes and share your experience with The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot!

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