Perfect Pumpkin Spice Mix & Pumpkin Spice Latte

13 Sep


Here in Australia pumpkin spice isn’t really popular or even really heard of, or at least where I live it isn’t. As the season has changed I have been noticing a great deal of pumpkin spice recipes on Pinterest and on the blogs I follow. Everything from pumpkin spice pies to cupcakes has been seen popping up everywhere.  I was intrigued. What is pumpkin spice? What is it made of? How do you use it? After a bit of research I learned that pumpkin spice is basically a combination of ground herbs and spices that is often used alongside pureed pumpkin in baked foods and desserts. Wanting to give this culinary fad a go, I got creative in the kitchen and  after a lot of trial and error created some recipes for my own recipes for Pumpkin spice blend as well as a pumpkin spice latte. Tinned pumpkin puree or pumpkin spice mix isn’t available here in Australia or at the very least I was unable to find it anywhere so I had to make everything from scratch. I plan on using pumpkin puree in some recipes in the near future so to save time I boiled up a few kilos of pumpkin flesh, pureed it and froze it in a ice cube tray for future use to save time. Have fun trying these out and be sure to let me know what you think.
Pumpkin Spice Mix
I played around with the ratios a fair bit and this combination was my favourite. The flavour reminded me a bit of chai tea minus the tea of course.
Combine together;
  • 8 Parts of ground cinnamon
  • 4 Parts ground ginger
  • 1 Part ground nutmeg
  • 1 Part teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 Part teaspoon ground cardamon

Pumpkin Spice Latte

2 cups of freshly brewed coffee
2.5 cups of milk
1/4 cup thickened cream
1/2  cup cooked butternut pumpkin, pureed
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons Pumpkin Spice (See above recipe)
1 Teaspoon vanilla
Whipped cream for serving

Brew 2 cups of coffee to your liking. Instant or expresso kinds both work fine.
In a saucepan on a medium heat, warm the milk and cream/
All the pumpkin spice, vanilla and sugar.
Once heated whisk in the pumpkin puree.
Pour in the coffee and whisk until light and fluffy while on a low heat.
Alternatively if you are using an expresso machine use the milk frothier  to froth the mixture.
Serve with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.

Serves 4

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8 Responses to “Perfect Pumpkin Spice Mix & Pumpkin Spice Latte”

  1. littleleopardbook September 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Looks delicious!! I have several pumpkin recipes on my blog including chili, hummus and enchiladas, if you’re feeling adventurous you should give one of them a try with your new pumpkin spice mix :-)

    • Becky K. September 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

      Thanks for the heads up and I love your blog and am now following.
      Becky :)

  2. hena tayeb September 14, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    I have never tried anything pumpkin.. though it’s all around me.. might just have to give it a try this season.

  3. Molly McIsaac September 14, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    Oh goodness. I can’t wait to make this!!

  4. HUGS & COOKIES XOXO September 14, 2012 at 9:44 am #


    • Becky K. September 14, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      Hi Danielle,
      Yes I did thank you. I have added you to a few of the recipe based boards I am apart of. Hope that helps, I will continue to this as I receive the invites, your recipes are mouth-watering and deserve to be shared/seen!
      Also if you are interested I would love to interview you as apart of our “Spotlighted Bloggers” features. If you’re interested or would like more info. feel free to contact me; [email protected]
      You can find more info and some of the perviously interviews in the “Guest Bloggers” tab.
      Thanks again

  5. frozensocialism September 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    cant wait to turn this into an ice cream…..

    • Becky K. September 14, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

      Sounds like an awesome idea! Be sure to let us know how it goes :)

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