Growing up, I ate a lot of pumpkin curry – sometimes non-vegetarian and sometimes pure vegetarian. Mom would always keep a little extra curry for me knowing that it’s my favorite vegetable and she still does the same. There is something about that dark orange shade; the sweetness and the creamy texture that makes me go for it as soon as my eyes fall on it. Whether you make something savory or sweet, blend it to make a soup or roast it, pumpkin is always very comforting and perfect to warm you up when the weather gets chilly outside.
Pumpkin spiced latte came to me as a surprise since I was not really familiar with the concept. The idea to add pumpkin in coffee was bizarre to me until I took my first sip couple of years back and realized how perfectly it fits the season. The warmth and the flavor sure do make it a complete fall drink. And this year, we are treating ourselves with a lot of homemade pumpkin spiced latte.
I won’t compare my homemade latte with the Starbucks latte but when it gets cold outside and all you wish for is to hold a hot cup of flavorful coffee to enjoy the autumn weather, it’s always more easy to mix it at home than walk by or drive to the coffee shop. Plus, I just love how the home smells from freshly grounded coffee.
Making pumpkin spice latte at home is extremely easy if you have pumpkin syrup flavored with pumpkin spice ready in advance. It’s simple and effortless to make the syrup or the spice mix and once the syrup is ready, it can be kept in the refrigerator for weeks. Just brew some coffee, add the syrup, give it a mix and sip!
And while it’s the season to indulge, add some whipped cream and drizzle some caramel sauce on top. Dust a little bit of cinnamon powder and enjoy your homemade latte.