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Monday, September 6, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Latte

     Labor Day weekend ushers out summer and welcomes in autumn and seasonal treats like pumpkin spice lattes.  I make my own delicious iced latte by combining a strong half cup of brewed pumpkin spice herbal tea with brewed hazelnut Teeccino, almond milk, and lots of ice. (Sweeten to taste.)  It's creamy with a lovely finish from the nutmeg.  
     Teeccino is a caffeine-free herbal coffee alternative.  It's brewed the same way you'd make ground coffee, and it has real coffee flavor.
     I also make an aromatic hot version by sprinkling dried pumpkin pie spice on top of the dry Teeccino grounds right before I start brewing a pot. The Teeccino is really good on its own so the added hint of autumn flavor is all that's needed. This harvest time treat is so good--the smell alone makes green leaves start turning red and orange. 
     We do experience a subtle change of season here in northern Florida, but it's enjoying autumn treats like pumpkin spice lattes that help mark the season.

1 comment:

  1. That looks delicious! There is nothing better than the flavor of pumpkin spice to bring on the fall. I tried this recipe by blending it with ice and it turned out delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!