Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 19, 2021

by Kimberley K


Fall is here in full force now and with that comes anything and everything Pumpkin Spice! When it comes to Pumpkin Spice Lattes most companies will only use syrup for their Pumpkin Spice Latte flavor and that’s not how we roll.

So today I'm going to share with you a delicious D.I.Y Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe that we guarantee will be leaps and bounds ahead of what is currently available.

The great thing about this recipe is that all of the ingredients you need will be easily available around this time of the year. Not only does it actually include pumpkin in the form of pumpkin puree but it also uses Adagio's Pumpkin Spice blend so we have all of the pumpkin-flavor bases covered.

This latte will be so much more indulgent than you can get anywhere else! We all deserve a treat every now and then don’t we? Yes - especially during the holidays and the latter half of the year when it’s cold outside and you need something to warm you and keep you cozy.

If you’re still wanting to jump onto the hype of Pumpkin Spice but where you live is quite warm around this time of the year, an added bonus of this recipe is that you can also ice it and it’s still incredibly delicious! So, don’t worry you can still enjoy this as well.

Our Pumpkin Spice blend is a premium Ceylon black tea from Sri Lanka flavored with pumpkin and comforting spices. Autumn festivities just wouldn't be the same without the comforting, smooth sweetness of spiced pumpkin. Warm and rich flavors, with lingering cozy aromatics. Whether you are preparing this as a latte or over ice, it's really autumn in a mug and will have you feeling cozy from the first sip.

Drinking this is like walking through an autumn forest in your coziest clothes and taking in everything autumn has to offer.


Ingredients


- 300ml hot water
- 2 scoops of Pumpkin Spice
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Purée
- 100ml Soya / Almond / Oat / Dairy Milk
- Nutmeg or Cinnamon
- Honey or chosen sweetener

Instructions


- Take your tea and steep it in water around 195-200 degrees Fahrenheit for around 4 minutes. You don’t want to steep it too long though as it will cause the tea to become bitter and it won't be nearly as smooth and enjoyable to drink.

- While your tea is steeping, heat and froth your milk ready to add to it. At this point you will also want to add your Pumpkin Puree and Honey into the bottom of your chosen glass / cup.

- After you tea is done steeping, pour it from the vessel it was stepping into your cup / glass, stirring to make sure everything you placed in the glass before adding the tea has combined and has not clumped at the bottom of your glass.

- Then take your heated frothed milk and add it to your chosen latte glass or mug, being sure to add a nice big dollop to the top to give it that classic latte look. If frothed milk isn’t your thing you could always add yours heated but not frothed and top your latte with whipped cream for extra indulgence.

- After adding your frothed milk or whipped cream, you’ll then want to finish off your latte with a dusting of Cinnamon or Nutmeg. Personally, I think Nutmeg works best but I know some people aren’t fans of Nutmeg. Of course, if cute seasonal sprinkles are your thing you can also add a few of these as well.

- Optional: Should you want an added boost of flavor to this latte and you like your lattes strong, we recommend taking two scoops of the Pumpkin Spice tea and the 100ml of milk, and place them both in a jug overnight so the leaves steep in the milk. Then, strain them when you are ready to make your latte and top off your milk a little as the leaves will soak som eup, and you’ll still need 100ml total. All you have to do after that is make the latte the same way you would if you hadn’t done this step. Yes, is an added extra step to the process but it’s worth it for that extra explosion of flavor!

We really hope you all get the chance to try out this recipe during the fall or winter depending on how much you love pumpkin! If you do give it a try be sure to share pictures with us on social media and tag us @adagioteas remembering to use #myadagio as we would love to see how you get on with this recipe, and share your shots with the wider tea community.