Even though my son comes out of his bedroom in shorts every day in hope of warmer weather, we are in full-fledged autumn season here in Michigan, with only colder and colder temperatures in sight! I love his wishful thinking, but we have to accept it and move on! LOL
After trick-or-treating in very wet and cold conditions this past week, a nice warm beverage is just what the doctor ordered! Today, I bring you a recipe for Autumn Lattes. Think pumpkin spice latte, but cheaper, better for you and homemade! You’ll be sharing this with all your family and friends!
This recipe for Autumn Lattes comes from the new Fix-It and Forget-It Best of Fall Recipes cookbook, which was released just a couple of weeks ago! You’ll find 150 Fall recipe favorites you and your whole family will love. You can purchase a copy just about anywhere books are sold in-store or online. If you would like to purchase a copy on Amazon now, you can do so by clicking here.
Makes 6 servings
Ideal slow cooker: 3-qt.
4 cups 2% milk
1½ cups strong brewed coffee, decaf or regular
½ cup pureed, cooked pumpkin or canned pumpkin
2 Tbsp. sugar
2–4 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground cloves
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1⁄8 tsp. ground ginger
Whipped cream (optional)
Ground cinnamon (optional)
Cinnamon sticks (optional)
1. Combine first 11 ingredients in slow cooker. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
2. Cover and cook on high 2 hours or until steaming hot. Whisk again.
3. Ladle into mugs. If desired, dollop with whipped cream, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve with cinnamon stick stirrers.