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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nothing Says Fall Like a Pumpkin Spice Latte!

 
Fall is almost here and although it doesn't feel very close where we live, it's coming and I want to be ready!

Just last week I found out that Starbuck's brought back their Pumpkin Spice Latte. But as some of you Starbucker's know, it can get pretty expensive. So my good friend Lisa from Stop and Smell the Chocolates flew in from California (more on that later) JUST to help me make this video so we could demonstrate and give you the homemade version.

I know the video seems a little long but we did it with no editing. You'll just have to deal with a few giggles and some silliness. But those of you who visit my blog regularly, know that's a given here.
If you don't have time to watch the recipe is below.  But for whatever reason it took this 4 hours to load so I would appreciate at least ONE person actually watching it and making it worth while.  LOL!

 Enjoy!




Pumpkin Spice Latte

3 cups hot milk
8 tsp sugar or to taste
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
8 ounces STRONG brewed coffee or espresso
Whipped Topping and a sprinkle of Pumpkin Pie Spice optional

 Combine Hot milk, sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender and blend until frothy.
Pour the mixture into 4 mugs about 2/3 full. Pour 2 ounces coffee in each mug.
Garnish with whipped cream and pumpkin spice. (optional)

You may need to tweak this to your liking but we got it tasting REALLY close to the real thing.

I'm linking up with the Inspired Room. She's having a fall nesting party, so go check it out!

Have a FABULOUS day my friends!



Kim

22 comments:

  1. I'm not sure how many people will be able to handle our obviously brilliant talent, but I LOVED the video!!! :) People - if you love us, then you need to watch the whole thing - just sayin'. Such a yummy Fall recipe and frugal too! Can you make me another Pumpkin Spice Latte right now??

    Big glad-I-could-pencil-in-the-flying-out-to-film-the-video-into-my-extremely-busy-schedule size hugs to you!!!! In fact, I'll throw in some big in-person
    size hugs while I'm at it! LOVE YOU!! :)

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  2. You two are nuts!!! I loved hearing your voices and your laughter..it make you so much more real!!!! Frothy is a fun word...yes it is!! I am not a coffee drinker..would I like this..because I know I love anything pumpkin!!
    I sat through the whole video. It was quite entertaining!! Loved it.

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  3. I can't believe I watched the WHOLE thing!!!! Seriously....you two are NUTS...and I LOVE it!!!!!! I definitely want to make one of those goodies!!!!!!

    I did, however, keep waiting for the blender to blow its lid and make it a TRULY Lucy and Ethel moment:)

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  4. I have to comment on my own post because I just think this is hilarious. I probably only think that because I'm in the video but I get a good laugh every time I watch it. It's even better played in FF. Oy!
    I'm giving myself a big hug today!
    ME!

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  5. Oh my gosh...you guys are HILARIOUS!! I LOVE it :)

    I can only imagine the fun you have had this week !!!
    Love your video and LOVE THE FROTH ;) The Latte's sound simply mah ve lous darlings simply mah ve lous!

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  6. Oh, my goodness! They need y'all to make the pumpkin spice lattes as you both are hilarious especially with the "frothiness" and little dance while the froth is frothing. :D

    I'm definitely making one of these! :)

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  7. What a fun video!! I have got to try that recipe:-)

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  8. LOL!!! I don't like the taste of coffee, but my family does.. it looks and sounds good.

    blessings

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  9. You guys are hilarious!! The video was great, I loved it. Can't wait to try those pumpkin lattes!! I believe you girls are as silly as me!!

    Love and blessings to you both!!

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  10. Love it! This is one recipe that I'm going to try. Your video is quite hilarious too.

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  11. Bravo! I think you two should audition for the next Food Network Star!

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  12. I want to try this latte at home as well and I'm not sure, but I think you two may have had a little too much coffee before you filmed this video. So fun to see your funny self in person. Loved it!

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  13. Yumm-O! Thanks so much for the recipe! New follower of your blog!

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  14. I'm sitting here in Australia wishing I could be in the kitchen with your girls - it looked like such a hoot!!
    The recipe sounds great - it's hard for me to think of pumpkin as a sweet - we just have it as a savoury over here! Will have to see if I can find that spice anywhere.
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Renata:)

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  15. Adorable (and real) video of both of you! LOVE how you guys had such a great time doing the video. YUMMY Latte too! :-)

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  16. This was so good! I made it for an afternoon pick-me-up! :) Thank you for sharing, so I don't have to go to Starbucks to get one. :)

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  17. thanks for sharing this recipe!!!! this is my all time fav!!!! I went by bucks this past friday and about fell over when I saw how the price had gone up! I went ahead and ordered and was so disappointed.... didn't taste pumkiny at all....now I can make it a pumkiny as I want!!! can't wait to try :) btw... the video is so funny!!! Great job :)

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  18. thanks for sharing this recipe!!!! this is my all time fav!!!! I went by bucks this past friday and about fell over when I saw how the price had gone up! I went ahead and ordered and was so disappointed.... didn't taste pumkiny at all....now I can make it a pumkiny as I want!!! can't wait to try :) btw... the video is so funny!!! Great job :)

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  19. You two are nuts! lol

    I'm drinking one of these right now, yum yum! I didn't use the blender, just got out my handy Aerolatte thinga-ma-bob and frothed right in the cup! This goes perfect with the cool weather and approaching Fall! Thank you!!

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  20. Just wanted you to know I watched it again (for the millionth time - LOL) and I laughed...AGAIN! :)

    I think I'll put it up on my blog in the next day or two to catch the lazies who didn't actually click over here to watch it (SHAME on them!)! So.much.fun! Love ya!

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  21. eeeek! LOVE this!!! I am going to have to share!!! Oh, and yay for Florida! I just moved down here last month and I am LOVING it as well!!!! -Katie

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  22. I loved your video!!!! Looks like you had a blast together. I'll try the latte tomorrow. :)

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