We don’t live near a coffee shop. If you want a specialty coffee drink in these parts you either learn to make it yourself or drive 45 minutes one way to get it. That makes for one expensive coffee fix if you decide to drive for one. So, I have been playing with different ways to make specialty coffee drinks using my Keurig and their new line of Barista Prima CoffeeHouse K-Cups from Green Mountain Coffees. Talk about some YUMMY experimenting! What are the new Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cup portion packs? They are an exclusive collection of the world’s finest Arabica coffees roasted in the tradition of Europe’s most celebrated coffee houses. Barista Prima Coffeehouse’s® darker, richer blends are designed for the passionate coffee lover. Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cup portion packs feature: Bold and complex flavors and the Deepest, darkest blends to come from the Keurig coffee brewer.
Available in four delicious varieties:
§ House Blend
§ Italian Roast
§ French Roast
Each cup reflects the consummate artistry and handcrafted care that only the most skilled baristas can deliver – until now. Now you can brew like a barista at home!
And best of all, you get to see how easy it is to make a specialty coffee of your own using the Barista Prima CoffeeHouse K-Cups.
Fall brings one of our favorite drinks to coffee-houses, one that is hard for us to pass up. But, lucky for all of us, the Pumpkin Spiced Latte’s can be made at home with very few ingredients, little work, and saving LOTS of money.
Get your Keurig ready…
Gather your ingredients…
Put your milk in a saucepan and add the sugar…
And the pumpkin…
Stir, Stir, Stir!
When you start seeing steam rise remove the mixture from the heat and add…
the vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.
Place mixture in blender for about 15-20 seconds.
Make your coffee.
Pour the pumpkin mix into a mug, only filling about half-way.
Pour your coffee on top of the pumpkin mix.
And there ya have it, a pumpkin spice latte made right in the comfort of your own home!
LOTS cheaper too!!
And I got to wear my pajamas while making it.
You can change the sugar and fat content of this recipe quite easily. Just use low-fat milk, sugar substitute, etc. Me, I go for the real stuff, I SHOULD go or the low-fat but well, when I go, I go big!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 2 servings
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Coffee – To make the coffee I used a French Roast Barista Prima CoffeeHouse K-cup. It is the darkest roast out of the new line. I used the smallest cup setting and divided the cup between the two drinks.
In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.
Pour into two large mugs. Add the coffee on top.
You can also top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top. No one here likes whipped cream on their coffee though so we skipped this step. All about personal preference. But we do like some extra cinnamon on top of ours.
“Thanks to Green Mountain Coffees and the new Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cup portion packs for supplying me with these wonderful new k-cups for review. I was in no other way compensated, I just LOVE my K-Cups and Keurig. And I loved making this specialty drink just for you. Ok, so really it was for me and I am sharing it with you. I needed my fix and refuse to pay $5-$6 for a specialty drink and have to drive 45 minutes to get it. And as always, all opinions are mine, because really, no one else seems to want them. “