04 November 2010

Week 7, Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ok, so I knew it would happen at some point. I just didn't want it to be during what sounds like a sure-thing: Pumpkin Spice Latte. Pumpkin? Always a great choice for fall. Spice? Everyone wants a little spice in their life. Latte? Who doesn't love a little steamed milk on a chilly morning?!

Week 7 of the Fabulous Fourteen for Fall extravaganza revealed a bit of disappointment. The chosen recipe of the week, Pumpkin Spice Latte (http://goodcleaneating.blogspot.com/2009/09/pumpkin-spice-latte.html) is full of promise.

And no sugar. Not that I'm addicted to sugar. Well, maybe I am.

This recipe is super-simple. Pumpkin and milk and spices on the stove-top. Add some freshly brewed coffee and wah-lah. I will admit I was curious about the absence of any form of sweetener in the recipe but I stuck to the recipe (for once in my life!) and poured the pumpkin-y, coffee goodness into cups to compliment our cinnamon pancake breakfast.

Flavor, excellent. Sugar: more please! Solution? My ingenious mom had a great idea: whipped cream on top! Now that is Starbucks-style coffee :)

Would I make the recipe again? Sure. But I would trust my instincts and not stick to it! A couple tablespoons of sugar, a dollop of whipped cream on top, and a good book in front of the fire. Now that sounds delicious!