Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Crock pot pumpkin spice latte

One of my favorite things about Fall I a pumpkin spice latte (with two pumps of vanilla) from starbucks. At our home in California there is a Starbucks EVERYWHERE (two on either side of my work, another down the street from my house, plus many more across the town... I believe there were like 8 or something crazy for the 90,000 population town). Now we live in a town where the closest Starbucks is 30 minutes away. I am just not willing to drive there. (Which is actually GOOD for our bank account)

We had to come up with a alternative.
I found this recipe from good ol' pinterest -- but here is the original source .
The original recipe is made for like 8-10 people... so I halfed it (and played around with the vanilla and sugar) and I am pretty happy with it. (:

I would say this serves like 4-6.

(I know the pics are probably gonna be out of order. Lol)

-2 cups  coffee
- 4 cups  milk
- 4 TBSP  pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 TBSP sugar (I did 5)
- 4 TBSP vanilla (I did 5)

- mix the milk and coffee together in the crock pot.
- mix the other ingredients in a different bowl.
- combine all ingredients in the crock pot and stir.
- cook in high for 2 hours.
- enjoy your season of fall in a cup(:

(The longer it is in the crockpot the better. It blends all the flavors together. After the two hours I put it on low while I finished my first cup and then had another cup. (: I had leftovers so I put it in the fridge and it was just as good this morning.)

Hope you enjoy! (:

Let me know how you like it!

Homemade pumpkin spice and love. - Monica


Whitney Cramer said...

yay! I've been waiting for this ever since you mentioned a recipe even existed! can't wait to try this - I'm waiting for the weather to get a little cooler though. the nights and mornings are cool but the days are still warm. I need consistency! hahaha

Mariel Collins said...

Awesome! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting!


There is a Starbucks on every corner! In Spring Valley alone .. we have 3 down old 94 and one being built at the 125/ Jamacha Blvd exit.. crazy! 4 within minutes of me! ((oh yea I live in Caliornia)) Love this idea.. such a great idea for a 'girls night' & helpin your house smell wonderful. Will try this for sure!!