This ingredient will blow. Your. Mind.
UPDATE: Have you ever wondered what a pumpkin spice latte combined with the rich Irish cream of a Baileys tastes like? Nope, neither had we, but it’s now a ‘thing’ and everyone is talking about it.
It consists of just three ingredients including Baileys new pumpkin spice flavour which, FYI, costs just £14.99, and two easy steps to the final product. Here’s exactly what you’ll need:
150 mm milk
50 ml Baileys Pumpkin Spice (available in all large supermarkets)
50 ml coffee
Warm the milk with a steamer, so it becomes nice and frothy. Pour the Baileys Pumpkin Spice into a glass, add the coffee and steamed milk on top. Serve immediately.
And if the trouble of making your own Baileys pumpkin spice latte is all too much to fathom (we mean, did SATC’s Samantha Jones ever make her own cosmopolitan)? Selected Slug & Lettuces across the country will be serving the drink until early November. See you there…
27/9/16: Can you imagine a time where seasons were determined by weather changes and daylight savings time, not by Starbucks? Yeah, us neither. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is back which means the Autumn has officially begun. It’s time to prematurely dig out hats and gloves and bring an umbrella to work, hooray.
For many people, the PSL makes the transition into the greyer months bearable and we would never want to take that away from them. However, as with most things Starbucks do, you can probably make a better PSL without their help or spending as much money.
This version of the PSL comes courtesy of TheKitchn and has, brace yourself, actual pumpkin in it. You also won’t have to shell out £15 a week for your daily autumnal fix.
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups whole milk
1 to 2 shots espresso
1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped
Mixer or whisk to whip cream
Coffee maker/Espresso maker
1. Heat the pumpkin and spices
On medium heart, cook the pumpkin with the pumpkin spice and a big handful of black pepper in a small saucepan. If it smells great after about two minutes then you know it’s done.
2. Stir in the sugar
This one shouldn’t be too much trouble. It should turn the mix into a thick syrup.
3. Warm the milk
Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract and warm gently. Don’t let it boil, you’re pretending to be a professional barista for goodness sakes.
4. Blend the milk
Use a hand blender or traditional blender to process this milk mixture until the mixture is frothy and blended.
5. Bring it all together
Using your handy espresso machine, add to a large mug and mix in the frothy milk mixture. This recipe should be enough for two mugs worth of PSL. Sprinkle nutmeg, pumpkin spice or cinnamon on top to finish it off!
Happy Autumn everyone!