Black Coffee ~ You are Type A and no nonsense. Alternately, you overate this past weekend and need caffeine but zero calories. Don’t worry, the muffin you eat with your coffee doesn’t count. Light and Sweet ~ You are probably laid back and fun. You don’t sweat the small stuff and let your kids play with Play-Doh, even if it ends up on the floor and in the baby’s small intestine. Iced Latte ~ You like to pretend that you’re in Paris in June instead of in your own backyard swatting at mosquitoes, while you count out the numbers for Hide and Seek but never really look for anyone. Iced Macchiato ~ You are fancy, like Fancy Nancy. You have also read Fancy Nancy approximately one million times this week and caffeine is no longer enough to appease your deadened brain. You need chocolate too. And sugar. Cappuccino ~ You’re hoping that the foam on top occupies the toddler that you dragged with you to the coffee shop. Pumpkin Spice ~ It’s fall and you need something to distract you from the onslaught of homework, activities, parent-teacher conferences, and that pesky task of finding where the hell you stored the hats and scarves last spring. Coffee with Cream and No Sweetener ~ You’re going off sugar but you’re not a nun, dammit. Decaf ~ You’re breastfeeding your first baby. Half Caf ~ You’re breastfeeding your second baby. Coffee with Kahlua ~ You’re breastfeeding your third baby. READ MORE.
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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Yield: enough pumpkin spice mixture for 7 or 8 homemade lattes. Ingredients for the pumpkin spice mixture: 1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree, 2 c. whole milk, 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk, 1/3 c. brown sugar, 2 T. pure vanilla extract, 1 T. cinnamon, 1 tsp. nutmeg, 1 tsp. ground dried ginger, 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp. allspice. To assemble the pumpkin spice latte, you need strong coffee, slightly sweetened whipped cream, cinnamon, and dark chocolate shavings. In a blender, combine all the pumpkin spice mixture ingredients. Puree for about 30 seconds. If you want a smoother mixture, puree for a couple minutes, or until the mixture is to your desired consistency. To assemble the pumpkin spice latte: Pour 1/2 cup (more or less, depending on your preference) of the pumpkin spice mixture into a large mug. Microwave for about 20 seconds, then add 1 cup of hot strong brewed coffee and stir. Top with a nice lofty pile of sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. And if you're looking for extra deliciousness, top with chocolate shavings. So pretty! Pour the remaining pumpkin spice mixture into a quart jar or similar sized container and top with a lid. Store in the refrigerator. When ready to make another drink, shake the jar well and repeat the assembly of the pumpkin spice latte. The pumpkin spice mixture will keep well for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. READ MORE.