by Tatanisha Wooley




            Now that it is officially fall you can kick it off by making the perfect fall drink. Pumpkin spice is the craze and everyone is drinking it. If you love the drink but don’t want to shell out the money to go buy it from Starbucks you could make your own.


Total Time: 10 min

Prep: 5 min

Cook: 5 min

Yield: 1 drink


o          1 cup milk

o          2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree

o          1 tablespoon sugar

o          1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for sprinkling

o          1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

o          1/4 cup hot espresso or strong brewed coffee

o          Sweetened whipped cream, for serving



Combine the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a medium microwave safe bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and vent with a small hole. Microwave until the milk is hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk vigorously until the milk mixture is foamy, about 30 seconds.


Pour the espresso or coffee into a large mug and add the foamed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.


******Recipe courtesy of the Food Network*****