As fall arrives, so also do Pumpkin Spice Lattes – a huge hit at Coffee shops this time of the year. In fact, the pumpkin spice latte is Starbucks’s best-selling seasonal drink of all time. Its popularity is due in part to the beverage’s close association with the many happy times that come with glorious Fall. Autumn colors of orange and yellow only add to the festive feeling that we duplicated in our Art Culinaire kitchen.
The 8” copper diffuser was our shiny little helper in making sure the pumpkin spice latte blend cooked on a low, even heat to prevent the milk from scalding. Regardless of your choice of cookware, copper heat diffusers are especially helpful in spreading the heat quickly and evenly, giving any pan the benefits of copper. If you are using copper pots as I did, the copper diffuser also helps to protect your beautiful copper cookware from overheating. We can’t recommend this heirloom-quality diffuser enough for your slow simmers and, of course, a cozy fall drink!
Serve it with blondies or a pumpkin biscotti for some fun dipping.
Here is our version of the homemade joyous beverage.
Cozy Fall Drink – Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 1/2 cup butternut squash puree
- 1 cup cashew milk (use any dairy or non dairy milk)
- 1 tablespoon sugar or maple syrup
- 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin spice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 - 2 cup coffee
- whipped cream (for topping)