Pumpkin spice creamer

In the UK, there is something called Elevenses. It is usually a sweet snack like biscuits/cookies, and a cup of tea – and named for the time of day it is eaten. Usually when I am in the office, elevenses is just a run out to get a coffee that I drink at my desk, and maybe a banana if I need something to get me through until lunch time. Pumpkin spice latte - Steph Loves Cake When I am lucky enough to be at home, I like to have a latte or a cup of tea and a homemade biscotti or cookie. Today I had some homemade pumpkin spice creamer in the fridge that I heated and frothed up a bit to turn it into a latte. I love a nice strong cup of coffee at that time of day. It gives me the pick me up I need. I added to it my easy Chocolate chip cookies for 1 but this time I substituted a mini bar of dairy milk caramel chopped up and popped in the mix. Much nicer than plain chocolate chips, but use whatever you have on hand. Pumpkin spice creamer is so easy to make and tastes like a real treat in your coffee. Living in the UK, you can’t find flavoured creamers for your coffee, it isn’t really a concept that has made its way over here yet. That’s fine, it is easy enough to make your own, and this way you really do enjoy it. If you are lucky enough to have a wide choice of creamer ready-made, this still tops those. Pumpkin spice creamer - Steph Loves Cake   To your creamer you can add more or less pumpkin to taste, I like to taste pumpkin, but not be too earthy. The spices are the stars here as well and stand up well to a nice strong coffee, or hot chocolate if you prefer.  This is also nice drizzled over your morning hot cereal. Pumpkin spice creamer - Steph Loves Cake   Enjoy! Steph

Pumpkin spice creamer

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup double cream (or use half and half in place of the milk & cream)
  • 2 heaped tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons maple agave syrup

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk and cream in the microwave for 1 minute or on the stove for 3 minutes on medium heat. Whisk in all other ingredients until well mixed.
  2. Stir into coffee and garnish with a sprinkle of ground cloves or cinnamon. Store any unused creamer for 2-3 days in the fridge.
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