Oh yeah baby, let the pumpkin feast continue! Better Half is probably grateful he’s away so he isn’t constantly subjected to my pumpkin love, but I just can’t help it. I rarely drink coffee in the afternoon, but it was chilly and I was knitting (what, am I 90?) and it was a tad early for a hot toddy, so coffee it was! Hum, pumpkin coffee. Sure, those fancy-schmancy coffee shops sell pumpkin lattés, but just to be different (and add more calories), I decided a pumpkin café au lait would be so much better! Mmm–it was!
Pumpkin café au lait
¾ cup hot strong-brewed French coffee
½ cup milk
⅓ cup half/half or heavy cream
3½ tablespoons puréed pumpkin
½ tablespoon vanilla extract
Dash ground cloves
1 tablespoon brown sugar (opt.-for sweet drink)
While coffee is brewing, stir remaining ingredients together in small saucepan and heat until hot (not boiling). Mix coffee and milk mixture together. FYI: if you are not fond of spices loose in your drink, brew your coffee together with the spices.
Now if I just had a pumpkin beignet. . . .