“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven….” Ecclesiastes 3:1
By: Kerri Young
I love it that God created seasons. Just think, how boring would life be if it was always the same? Fall-like temperatures have finally reached Northwest Arkansas. After a LONG, HOT summer, I am excited to start bundling up in crisp, cool weather. Maybe it’s because I’m cold all the time (or maybe it’s because of really good marketing in stores), but this time of year I crave sweet comfort foods and drinks. One of my favorite fall treats is a pumpkin spiced latte. I fortuitously stumbled upon this recipe on Facebook when someone shared it on the Crock Pot Girlscommunity page.
This would go great with Gretchen’s cinnamon rolls(which, by the way, I have had the privilege of tasting several times and they are YUMMY!). I wouldn’t normally pass along a recipe I haven’t had a chance to make yet, but I couldn’t resist sharing something that sounds so delicious and could save you a considerable amount of cash this fall. And, I am the only coffee drinker in my house; I do not need this sitting around tempting me to drink it all. J
I’m having “Team Time” with the cheer squad I coach in a couple of weeks and I’d love to make this for them (college students + coffee drinks = winning). So, please try it out and let me know what you think. I want to hear about any adjustments you recommend, for sure, as well as any similar recipes you might have. White Chocolate Mochas, anyone?
Pumpkin Spiced Latte
1 ½ Cups brewed coffee
4 Cups milk (any milk would work; including soy or almond)
4 Tbsp. canned pumpkin (this could be adjusted to taste)
1 ½ – 2 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
¼ – ½ Cup sugar
3 Tbsp. vanilla (might want to adjust a little if you use vanilla soy or vanilla almond)
Whipped cream to top
Add coffee and milk to slow cooker, whisk in pumpkin, spices, etc. Cover and cook on high 2 hrs. (I imagine you could simmer this in a pot on the stove, as well.) Whisk again before serving and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!!!