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Pumpkin cream cafe au lait

  • Author: Mansee
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 drinks 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop

Description

Make your favorite fall coffee shop drink at home! Mix hot or iced coffee with a homemade pumpkin creamer to make a warm cafe au lait or cold brew treat. Make a big batch of the creamer to have on hand all week!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk (or beverage of your choice - see notes!)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar (see notes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 2 cups brewed coffee

Instructions

  1. Combine 2 cups milk, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 2 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste), 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small pot. 
  2. Set over medium heat and bring to a simmer, whisking to incorporate everything. Let simmer gently for 2-3 minutes. Don't bring to a boil - you just want it to gently heat through.
  3. To serve: Pour 1/2 cup pumpkin cream creamer in a glass and use a handheld frother to froth as desired. Pour 1/2 cup brewed coffee in mug, add a splash of vanilla syrup (if desired) and top with creamer. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon if desired!
  4. To store: Pour cooled creamer in a glass bottle or airtight container. Will last in the fridge for one week. 

Notes

  • You can use any kind of milk for this - notfat, almond, coconut, etc. For the best froth, I like to use either dairy milk or oat milk. The splash of heavy cream helps with this too! If froth doesn't matter to you, use whatever milk you prefer
  • To make this an iced drink, just use your favorite iced coffee or cold brew. You can froth the creamer cold too.
  • Add a splash of vanilla extract to the creamer if you'd like! Or even better, get some vanilla syrup and add to your finished drink for a real treat.