So Starbucks has this drink, and you know I had to recreate it at home. This drink uses espresso shots, delicious brown sugar and cinnamon, and then topped off with some foamed milk. It is so so good and has a fall vibe to it. Here’s how I make it at home!
What you need :
– 2-3 shots of espresso (or really strong coffee)
– 2 tsp brown sugar
– 1/4 tsp cinnamon
– 1/4 cup milk (any kind of milk or milk sub works)
Brew your espresso shots into a mason jar, and while it is still warm, add in your brown sugar and cinnamon, and give it a good shake. Mine got really foamy.
Pour it in a cup over ice. It already looks so good!
Now froth up your milk! You can use a hand mixer if you don’t have one of these little frothers. This thing comes in so handy!
Pour over your espresso and there you go! This drink is so good. It tastes better than the Starbucks version in my opinion.
If you love seasonal drinks at Starbucks, chances are you have tried or heard of the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. Not to be confused with the ever-so-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is where it’s AT.
I really do not go to Starbucks very often, it’s pretty expensive and I HATE drinking my calories. Usually when I go, I get iced coffee w nonfat milk, BUT in the fall I always treat myself to a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew because it is just so delicious. I’ve been trying different recipes to make a dupe for it at home, and I’ve finally found the perfect way that is better than Starbucks!
What you need:
Let’s make the cream first.
– 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
– 2 tbsp vanilla syrup
– 1 tbsp pumpkin purée
Mix all of this up with a frother. If you don’t have one of these, you can use a hand mixer/blender/food processor, but this frother comes in so handy.
It is so thick and creamy and tastes SO GOOD.
Now, fill up your cup with ice and pour your cold brew over. I do not sweeten this cold brew or add anything to it, because the foam is sweet enough.
Top with all that delicious cream.
Add a little sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice to the top.
I was out of pumpkin pie spice, so I made my own using a very simple recipe.
– 3 tsp cinnamon
– 1 1/2 tsp ginger
– 1/2 tsp allspice
– 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Mix up and you’ll have enough to save for next time!
This drink is like pumpkin pie in a cup. It is SO GOOD.
Have you tried this? What is your favorite fall drink?