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Growing up in Wisconsin I am no stranger to farm life. I have never lived on a farm, but I was surrounded by them growing up. Tractors on the roads, cows in my back yard and fresh (really fresh) milk and cheese were part of everyday life. These days I live in a suburb with my family but I still pass fields and barns daily. I know these hard working farmers produce some of my family’s favorite foods and I love that some of it is grown just down the road. Today I’m sharing a Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe using milk and sharing some tips for getting that coffee house taste. My kids like to drink a cold glass of milk with dinner, and so do I, but there are so many more ways to enjoy milk.
When it comes to feeding my kids I focus on fresh foods with nutrients that they need to help them power through their active days. Milk is an essential part of their diet, it’s a simple wholesome and affordable way to help little ones get natural protein and balanced nutrition to help them grow up strong.
We serve milk with meals and enjoy it as a family. This week when I picked up a gallon of milk at our local Pick ‘n Save I knew I was going to make something special, just for me. There are so many delicious ways to enjoy milk, you can visit Milklife.com for recipe inspiration in addition to this delicious pumpkin spice latte below.
Pumpkin Spice Latte with Easy Foamed Milk
This recipe is a fall dream come true, a delicious not too sweet drink you can make at home without any special coffee house tools.
Start by gathering your ingredients. Strong coffee and real milk are key, I prefer 2% milk for this recipe but any fat level will do.
Combine the milk, pure pumpkin (I used canned pumpkin which is in abundance at grocery stores this time of year), sugar, vanilla and pumpkin spice in a saucepan and simmer until heated through.
In a coffee mug combine a half cup of strong coffee with the milk and pumpkin mixture. Now for the easy and fun part, foaming your own milk. No you do not need an espresso machine or fancy tool, you just need a mason jar with a tight fitting lid and a microwave.
Add a half cup of milk to the jar, cover, and shake vigorously until a thick foam forms. Remove the lid! This is very important, remove the metal lid and place the jar of foamed milk into the microwave for 30 seconds. This will help the foam set.
Spoon the foam onto the top of your coffee and garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.
This pumpkin spice latte is not only delicious but is a good source of protein.
A delicious fall drink made with milk and real pumpkin topped with foamed milk.
- 1/2 cup strong coffee
- 1 cup milk divided in half
- 2 tsp. pumpkin
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice plus extra for garnish
Prepare strong coffee and pour into a mug, set aside.
In a small saucepan whisk together 1/2 cup milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla and pumpkin spice and heat until the mixture simmers. Pour the milk mixture into the coffee mug.
In a glass jar with a tight fitting lid pour a 1/2 cup milk. Secure the lid and shake vigorously until a foam forms. Remove the lid and microwave for 30 seconds to set the foam. Remove from the microwave and spoon the foam over the coffee.
Top with pumpkin spice and enjoy.
This pumpkin spice latte with easy foamed milk is delicious and provides an 8 ounce serving of high quality protein to power me through my day. It’s my new favorite way to start a crisp fall day.
For more recipe inspiration visit Milklife.com. I encourage you to pick up milk on your next shopping trip and tell me how you will enjoy it with your family.
Thanks for visiting!