Rum & Pumpkin Spice Latte

Gotta love the flavors of fall – especially pumpkin. About this time of year we look forward to spending a few bucks on a warm Pumpkin Spice Latte at our local coffee shop and so we were quite interested in a recipe we found for a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte.

We put a nice warm cup of it together with a few modifications and then for fun (and because it was a Saturday!), added an ounce of gold rum to the mix. Takes a little more work than the drive-thru window, but it also uses real pumpkin instead of a syrup, tastes pretty darn good and costs a LOT less – so we can enjoy more of them!

This looks (and tastes) great with a healthy dollop of whipped cream on the top. Be sure to play with and adjust the strength of the coffee, and the amount of milk, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar to find just the perfect taste for you!

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Rum & Pumpkin Spice Latte
(makes one)

1/2 – 3/4 c. milk or coconut milk (depending on how strong you like it)
1 tbsp canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie)
1 tbsp brown sugar (a little more or less to taste)
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 oz gold rum
1/2 tbsp pure vanilla
1/4 cup very strong brewed coffee
Whipped cream

Heat, but do not boil,  the milk, canned pumpkin and brown sugar in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in the pumpkin pie spice, rum, vanilla and coffee. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, if desired.

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