It’s fall, y’all! It’s pumpkin spice season and I’m sharing my favorite, natural, super easy slow cooker pumpkin spice latte.
Living in Texas, we don’t have much of a Fall here, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying all things Autumn (Check out my Fall Bucket List here). Today I’m sharing one of my most favorite recipes of all time. Slowcooker Pumpkin Spice Latte.
I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin spice stuff. I mean, seriously, can we all agree that pumpkin spice tortilla chips have gone too far? So when I say I love this pumpkin spice recipe, you can trust me.
Serving & Storing
Its divine. I make it for all occasions, but it’s espcially good for entertaining. Guests can serve themselves. Best of all, because you are making it in a slow cooker, it stays hot. Did I mention the house smells delicious too?
I make it for playdates (mommies love pumpkin spice). Its perfect for dinner parties and Thanksgiving so coffee is always ready with dessert.
I love serving it in beautiful mugs with whipped cream, pumpkin pie spice on top and a cinnamon stick, but you can make it as fancy or as casual as you want. I have found this does not store well. So I recommend making a fresh batch instead of warming up again.
My favorite thing about this recipe is that it calls for fresh pumpkin. I discovered this recipe about ten years ago and I wasn’t a huge fan of pumpkin spice because I had always had it with artificial flavoring. This recipe uses natural canned pumpkin so it isn’t overpowering. Just a lovely, subtle taste of pumpkin. I also prefer using cinnamon sticks to ground cinnamon. If you use too much ground spices, too much of it floats on the top of your coffee.
I prefer using whole milk even though I’m a typically 2% girl. I think the texture just seems to be better. If you’d like it richer, you may use half and half. If you are serving for a dinner party or if you plan on having several cups of it, you can always brew decaffeinated coffee or do half-caff.
Slowcooker Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 12 Cups Coffee Hot, Strongly Brewed
- 6 Cups Whole Milk or Half and Half
- 3 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree Canned
- Add milk and vanilla to warm crockpot
- Add strongly brewed coffee ( I use a French press to control the strength)
- Add sugar, stirring well
- Add pumpkin puree and stir frequently until fully incorporated
- Cover and cook on high. It reaches peak temperature within 2 hours.
- (Optional) Serve with whipped cream, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon stick
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Slowcooker Pumpkin Spice Latte first appeared on My Beautiful Mess