My morning habits are typically British, a cup of tea must be had to put me in shape to face the world. In the US, coffee is the most commonly sought after morning beverage. So I joined the crowd this morning and created a pumpkin spiced coffee.
I didn’t want an froufrou, fancy pants article of a coffee, so don’t be fooled by the whipped cream. This is a tasty cup of joe which I enjoyed while sitting on my sofa, feet curled under me watching Cary Grant in the movie Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Check out the trailer below, it doesn’t do the movie justice at all, but I wanted to share regardless.
Cary Grant is such a handsome debonair man, he makes me smile. Have I said that before?
There is very little I enjoy more than a black and white movie on a Saturday or Sunday morning. It’s my process of unwinding after a stressful week, my mind releases the issues I faced and becomes filled with stuff from yesteryear, issues of the past that are no longer and have very little to do with my life. This process helps me decide on what to do with the day, free of prior stresses, ails and issues. When the weather is warm, I venture out to enjoy the city, but when the weather is cold, I often make a nest of my sofa and indulge in more movies.
This pumpkin spiced coffee came as a little surprise. Every coffee bearing the same name has always been very sweet and quite artificial in taste for me. This one was bold, tasty, and oh so comforting, I can’t wait for tomorrow to have another cup.
The weather in New York is remarkably warm for December, but no doubt, at some point we will be faced with zero degrees and this pumpkin spiced coffee will be the order of the day. Give it a try, I’m sure you will agree with me.
- 2 cups espresso
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 cups milk
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Small saucepan
- Prepare 2 cups of espresso and set aside. I use a french press, but however you create your espresso is fine.
- Place balance of ingredients in a saucepan and place on a high heat.
- Stir ingredients until combined and begin to boil.
- Remove from heat, add espresso and stir.
- Pour equal amounts of spiced coffee into mugs.
- Top with whipped cream if desired.
- I made my own pumpkin spice with equal parts of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and cloves. All freshly ground to provide a nice powerful spice kick.