‘Tis the season to enjoy our favorite fall drink, the ever-famous pumpkin spice latte, with H.C. Valentine Coffee! You can brew this signature fall beverage in the comforts of your own home with H.C. Valentine Signature Espresso. Below are two recipes – regular and iced. Happy fall!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Makes 2 drinks
What You Need
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to garnish
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups whole milk
1 to 2 shots H.C. Valentine Signature Espresso, about 1/4 cup
1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped until firm peaks form
Mixer, whisk, or hand blender, to whip cream
Espresso maker or coffee maker
Heat the pumpkin and spices: In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the pumpkin with the pumpkin pie spice and a generous helping of black pepper for 2 minutes or until it's hot and smells cooked. Stir constantly.
Stir in the sugar: Add the sugar and stir until the mixture looks like a bubbly thick syrup.
Warm the milk: Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract. Warm gently over medium heat, watching carefully to make sure it doesn't boil over.
Blend the milk: Carefully process the milk mixture with a hand blender or in a traditional blender until frothy and blended.
Mix the drinks: Make the espresso or coffee and divide between two mugs and add the frothed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg if desired.
Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee
What You Need
2 cups strong H.C. Valentine Aztec Blend coffee
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 pump of Torani Pumpkin Spiced Syrup
Make two cups of strong coffee. While still warm, stir 1 pump of Torani Pumpkin Spiced Syrup into the coffee.
Allow the coffee to cool to room temperature. The spices will settle to the bottom of the coffee.
Pour the coffee into a container with 1 cup of vanilla almond milk, being careful not to add the spices from the bottom of the coffee.
Add a few cubes of ice and enjoy!