Monday, 21 October 2013 - , , , , , , , 2 comments

HALLOWEEN!! : Cinnamon-Spiced Pumpkin Latte


Here's my version of a famous High Street coffee shop chains' seasonal drink.
My Cinnamon-Spiced Pumpkin Latte has all the hallmark flavours of a delicious pumpkin pie in a hot, sweet, milky coffee, but at a fraction of the propoints/calories and cost!
It is a really delicious, comforting drink-perfect for a dark Winter morning or snuggly afternoon in.
It's also a great way to use up some of the excess flesh left over from all the Halloween pumpkin carving!

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The High Street version is
around 10pp/390kcal.
My version is 1pp/approx.60kcal
(2pp/approx 120kcal
if you double the suggested serving size).

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YOU WILL NEED : (Per serving)

30g pumpkin flesh
1 teaspoon water
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon artificial granular sweetener
100ml skimmed or soya milk
1 single or double shot espresso
(according to your personal taste)
or
a shot-size cup of instant coffee mixed with hot water to your desired strength

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Cut the pumpkin flesh into small cubes.
Add a teaspoon of water and cover.
Cook on high in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until soft enough to mash. Add the cinnamon and sweetener to your personal taste.


Pop the pumpkin mixture into a tall container. Heat the milk until almost boiling, then add to the mixture. Blend until really smooth and frothy.


The milky mixture will turn a beautiful apricot-tinged colour.


Pour into your serving glass and gently add the shot of hot coffee.


If you blended for long enough, this lovely frothy top will appear naturally.
Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon and garnish simply with some tiny strips of pumpkin shell...


...or a slice cut from the top of the pumpkin.


If you really have the carving bug like me, make a dinky little coffee cup and saucer as a funky decoration!
(The best pumpkins for these are the tiny munchkin variety).

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 Halloween for grown-ups!

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TIP

You could make this for kids or non-coffee-lovers without the coffee, just as a delicious frothy, milky drink.

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2 comments:

úr Makeup 21 October 2013 at 19:49

That sounds amazing! Definitely a great Halloween treat!

Janey 22 October 2013 at 12:26

Yes! Makes a change for the adults to benefit! Xx

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