Pumpkin Spice Latte - Espresso, steamed milk & pumpkin spice syrup topped with whipped cream & a drizzle of caramel sauce.
You can find pumpkin coffee creamer in the dairy section of the supermarket every fall so add it to your shopping list along with some whipped cream and caramel ice cream sauce to whip up this coffehouse favorite.
First, steam the milk. Heat 1 cup of milk in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Let the milk simmer until bubbles form around the edges, but don’t boil the milk. Remove the pan from heat and set it on a flat surface.
Next, whip the milk with an electric mixer, increasing the speed as the milk begins to thicken. Continue mixing until you get the desired volume of froth.
Now, brew the coffee. If you are using a coffeemaker, use 2 tablespoons of Folgers French Roast Coffee per 5 to 6 ounces of water. If you are using a 4-cup capacity French press, use 8 tablespoons of coffee.
Once the coffee is finished brewing, it’s time to make your drink. For the basic latte, combine 3 ounces of espresso coffee with 7 ounces of steamed milk.
Try these ideas for adding a little something extra to your specialty drink:
Flavored syrups can put a delicious spin on just about any coffee drink. They’re available in a variety of flavors, such as vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, and more. Look for them in the coffee aisle at your local grocery. To prepare, microwave the syrup according to the manufacturer's directions before adding to your drink.
Sweetened whipped cream is another popular coffeehouse topping that can be re-created at home. Use a refrigerated store-bought product, or make your own.
Specialty coffee drinks can be finished with a sprinkle of cinnamon, cocoa or Sundae Syrup Flavored Syrups.
Source: Folgers Coffee
The Folger's Website has quite a few helpful videos on how to make coffeehouse drinks at home.