Fall is officially upon us here at the State Capitol. The last few weeks have been an excessive high 90’s and today this week the weather finally cooled off enough for me to say “hey! fall is here!”
Last night I came home and I wanted to get all relaxed and cozy. I usually watch the Biggest Loser every Thursday and since the weather is a lot cooler I can wear warmer clothes. I wanted to make a cup of something, but not hot cocoa.
Pumpkin Spice Latte minus the caffeine since its night time and paleo friendly of course!
1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 cup if you’re making it without the coffee
4 TBS of pumpkin puree
1 tsp of pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp of honey
8 ounces of brewed coffee
sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg on top
OPTIONAL: Refrigerated canned coconut
In a saucepan, mix together almond milk and pumpkin. Cook on medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract, spices and sweetener. Pour the mixture (over coffee or not) into a large mug. Top with whip cream if you like and sprinkle some nutmeg or cinnamon on top.
For a paleo friendly whip cream version: Use the refrigerated can of coconut milk. Open it and scoop off the top of the coconut milk, minus the liquid. Place the mixture into a bowl and whip it with an electric mixer until fluffy. Scoop some on top for your latte.
The other option is you can take some coconut milk and place some in a mason jar. Screw on a lid and shake it for 30 seconds. Pop it in the microwave for 30s-1min. The mixture will come out frothy foam like and you can top it on top of your latte!