While you’re handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, taking your child trick-or-treating, or having fun at a Halloween party, here are a few more coffee drink recipes you should keep on hand! One is a recipe for a pumpkin spice latte that actually uses pumpkin. Did you know that the lattes at Starbucks don’t have pumpkin in them? Bypass that nonsense immediately and make your own!
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 1/4 cup brewed espresso
- 24 ounces oatmeal stout beer
Place 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream in 4 tall glasses. Pour over each 1 tablespoon vodka, 1 tablespoon brewed espresso, and 6 ounces oatmeal stout beer. Serve immediately.
- 3 oz brewed espresso
- 1 oz rum
- 1 oz maple syrup
- 1 oz half and half
- Cinnamon sugar for rimming (Mix cinnamon with sugar with a 1:4 ratio)
Wipe the rim of your glass with a couple of drops of maple syrup, and then dip the rim of the glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Put the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain and pour the contents over ice into your glass, preferably a cappuccino mug or an Irish coffee mug.
Pumpkin Spice Latte with Pumpkin
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup hot brewed coffee or 1/4 cup brewed espresso
In a medium saucepan, heat the pumpkin and spices over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add milk, sugar, and vanilla, and heat until hot, but do not bring it to a boil.
Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth and slightly frothy. Add the coffee and blend until just combined.
Pour into two large mugs and top with whipped cream and a mixture of nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon if desired.
- 3 cups hot milk
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 6 ounces double-strength brewed coffee
- 3 European styled rolled wafers
Steam or froth the hot milk with the pumpkin pie spice and sugar using a Milk-frother on a cappuccino machine or blender until frothy. Pour the mixture into 3 coffee mugs to about 2/3 full.
Brew coffee and pour 2 ounces coffee into each mug. Stick a European styled rolled wafer into each mug.