Before I married Harvey and moved to Missouri, I was a barista. Well that’s throwing the word around loosely, but my family and I had an Espresso Business called Express Concessions. It was a mobile trailer that we took to fairs, horse shows, home and garden shows, dog shows, you name it, and served espresso drinks, shaved ice and fruit smoothies. We had a great reputation in Bakersfield, and a lot of people liked our drinks better than “Starbucks.”
This is a knock off recipe of the seasonal favorite at Starbucks, but I think you will like it much better because you can make it at home and save the $5.00. I got to thinking about how I would make this if we served it, and came up with this recipe. Most flavored drinks start with simple syrup which is 2 parts sugar to 1 part water boiled and then cooled. You can add flavors to them to make your own flavored syrups, the shelf life is about three weeks stored in the refrigerator.
Not a coffee or espresso lover? Well how about a Pumpkin Pie Spice Chai Tea Latte? The recipe for that would be to use the Oregon Chai Tea concentrate according to the directions, add the 2 T Pumpkin Pie syrup and fill with milk. This can be served hot or over ice, for a frozen treat pour drink and ice into your blender and serve with whipped cream on top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Why don’t you try these recipes and let me know how you like them?
Is this getting you into the Christmas mood? I hope so!
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Pumpkin Pie Spice Simple Syrup — Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte.
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Oh that sounds good, Ewenique! I’m making some today!
Great post, thank you!
On December 3, 2010 at 6:51 am
OooooooooOO YUM!! Thanks for sharing.
On December 3, 2010 at 8:55 am
In FACT….I’m going to can some up for gift baskets!!! Per Dede — BWB 10 minutes. A jar of home-roasted coffee and a jar of this….coffee lovers will love it!
On December 3, 2010 at 9:00 am
Kathi N says:
Sounds awesome. I can’t wait to try it and cease being a regular pumpkin-drink buyer of that big coffee shop. Thank you!
On December 3, 2010 at 10:55 am
If I knew how to make that (wonderful) stuff at home I would be either gitterbugging all the time or looking for decaf. I have heard of lots of them here at CITR and they all sound wonderful.
On March 7, 2011 at 12:00 am