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Monday, October 27, 2008

Recipe Review -- Pumpkin Spice Latte


On both Saturday and Sunday I enjoyed Mary Ellen's Pumpkin Spice Latte. Unlike a cup of black coffee (my usual hot beverage), this is a beverage that forces you to stop what you are doing to enjoy it. No gulping, sip slowly, it says. Yesterday college boy and high school boy both enjoyed one with me. They both gave it a thumbs up. College boy and I debated (college kids will do that, you know) about whether or not Starbuck's actually uses real pumpkin in their latte. I say "no way" and he says "I think so." I say black, he says white. Heavy sigh.

I made mine in a medium saucepan -- no fancy machine. And though Mary Ellen says whipped cream is optional, whipped cream is not optional.



4 is crazy said...

I think I will make one of these today. I wanted to last week, but I was out of pumpkin.

Starbucks site says it is made with pumpkin, yes, I am that nosey, I had to go look it up.

scmom (Barbara) said...

I just hate it when that kid is right! ;-)

Barb, sfo said...

I'd bet they just use syrup. There might be a tiny bit of pumpkin in the syrup, allowing them to say they make it "with pumpkin..."

Beth F said...

I would have to agree with the syrup comment. I would think that real pumpkin would make the drink thicker and as a lover of the pumpkin spice latte, I can say it isn't very thick.