As much as Florida's climate is hot and humid most of the time, it gets a little fresh in the Fall, and no, don't get me wrong here, in no way I'm trying to imply that our Fall is very noticeable or that we are always able to appreciate the drastic change in the colors of nature and feel a cool breeze that anticipates a cold winter, but we do have a fall leaf season in a few places for a few moments. I know many of us wished it wasn't as subtle as it is, but at least we can expect a slight cool down and less humidity.
For all of you who love this beautiful season, the good news is that regardless of the weather or the colors of the trees, Carmela Coffee Company welcomed the Fall season a couple of weeks ago with its Pumpkin Spice Latte and its iced version. Yummy, that sweetly spiced espresso drink that we all anxiously wait for all year round, which is made with traditional fall spice flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, steamed milk, and Carmela coffee espresso, often sugar, and topped with whipping cream. The Pumpkin Spice Latte's enduring popularity likely stems from Americans' nostalgia and reverence for Thanksgiving, where pumpkin pie is a staple.
If you are already craving this coffee drink but still haven't had the chance to visit Carmela Coffee Company, and you are one of those who wish you could at times stay home relaxing while enjoying your Pumpkin Spice Latte, our coffee shop got you covered with this easy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe that you can make yourself using Carmela House coffee. Remember, Carmela ground coffee can be purchased either in any of the locations, or you can order it online so that you can receive it at your doorstep.
Start enjoying the aromas and flavors of the Fall right now!!
For two servings, you will need: 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy) 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, or more to taste. 1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, depending on your taste 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving 1/2 cup strong hot Carmela coffee Whipped cream, for serving.
Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and the coffee. Divide the mixture between two mugs. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.