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Friday, December 3, 2010

Carpe Diem -- Hot Pumpkin Pie Milk


Seasonal eating does not just mean eating fruits and vegetables that are available locally and seasonally. That's healthy seasonal eating.

Seasonal eating in a broader sense means eating those yummy foods that are only available at certain times of the year, like Trader Joe's Joe Joes, and Peeps, and Pumpkin Pie ice cream.

We created a treat this year with Pumpkin Pie ice cream based on a recipe I saw for Pumpkin Pie lattes made with Pumpkin Pie ice cream. My kids loved them made with just milk and so we are drinking our way through the grocer's ice cream freezer of Velvet Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. Yum!

Hot Pumpkin Pie Milk

1/2 mug filled with milk
a large scoop pumpkin pie ice cream
whipping cream
cinnamon or nutmeg

Place ice cream in mug with milk. Heat in microwave for 90 seconds or until as hot as desired (alternately you can place milk and ice cream in a saucepan and heat on the stove until steaming). Top with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon or nutmeg.

To enjoy the Pumpkin Pie Latte, fill the mug halfway with coffee and proceed with ice cream the same as with the milk.


Liz (Simple Italian Cooking) said...

I never heard of this or thought of it! Sounds easy and delicious. I love the idea of turning it into latte!

Katy said...

That sounds wonderful! I'll have to see if our market has any pumpkin pie ice cream.

Right now I'm taking advantage of the seasonal eggnog and having it in my coffee instead of creamer - yum!