Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Everyone is aware by now that Starbucks has started serving pumpkin spice lattes, but at $4-$5 a pop, they are a treat for me, rather than a regular occurrence.  I found this recipe and had pumpkin on my grocery list on Sunday...get to Harris Teeter, no pumpkin to be found. Not the brand I usually buy anyway. SO, let me know if you get around to trying this recipe and how it turns out!

Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte
Recipe and photo from A Year of Slow Cooking.

--2 cups milk (I used 1%)
--1/2 cup brewed espresso or 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
--2 T canned pumpkin
--2 T white sugar
-2 T vanilla (not a typo. it asks for tablespoons)
--1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
OR: 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and a teeny tiny pinch of ground ginger

This will make enough for 2 people to have a big mug with a bit leftover. If you are having friends over, adjust the recipe accordingly. I used a 4-quart crockpot, but as small as a 1.5 quart will work with these amounts.

Add the coffee/espresso and milk to the crockpot. Whisk in the pumpkin, spices, sugar, and vanilla.

Cover and cook on high for 2 hours if everything is cold. Whisk again.

Ladle into mugs, and garnish with whipped cream and additional cinnamon. Add a cinnamon stick if you want to get a little fancy.


  1. This would be perfect to serve at a party or to guests in the morning. I have yet to get a pumpkin latte at Starbucks because it's been so darn hot. I'm thinking now that we've moved it is the perfect time.

  2. I would love to hear how these turn out!

  3. You know I love a good crockpot recipe! Must give this one a try since the Starbucks version definitely add up!

  4. YUM! I should def try this! New follower ;)

  5. a crockpot seriously? That's awesome! xo

  6. seriously?? man i want to go home and get all the ingredients and set my crockpot to make pumpkin spice lattes right now