Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Latte in a Crockpot for Parties


Great for fall, easy in the crockpot  for guests or large parties, a nice knock off of famous coffee shops.


2 cups milk
2 tablespoons fresh or canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon ( I use a teaspoon but I love cinnamon!), 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, pinch of ground ginger
1/2 cup brewed espresso or 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
Whipped cream for garnish, cinnamon sticks or cinnamon sugar for top of whipped cream
 I used a 5quart crockpot, but you can use whatever you have, as small as a 1.5. This makes two huge mugs.

You will have to experiment on the spice content, I love cinnamon and will usually use more than the recipe calls for.


Add the coffee or espresso with the milk to the crockpot. Whisk in the pumpkin, spices, sugar, and vanilla.
Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
Pour into mugs ith a soup ladle, and garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and cinnamon sticks.

Optional:  add a shot of cinnamon schnapps to the top of latte before adding the cream. This recipe can be doubled or tripled.  I made a triple batch for 10 people that had at least two cups a piece.

For using up the extra pumpkin, try these  mini pumpkin turnovers... or best ever mini pumpkin whoopie pies with chocolate chip filling.

25 comments:

Emily Malloy said...

I just may have to make this for my Halloween party!!!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I would love to start my morning off with one of these. What a fun recipe, Claudia!

Elin said...

this must be lovely ! pumpkin spice latte..hve never tried this before but I guess it must be great in taste :)

Cheers,
Elin

Magic of Spice said...

What a great idea to use a crockpot...A perfect chilly day drink :)

Claudia said...

I am bookmarking this for a Saturday morning - I can smell the aroma. Oh Claudia - you do have a way with crockpots. I don't use mine nearly enough.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
Now this is one great way to start off the holiday!

Bridgett said...

This is incredible, Claudia. I fear I would sit myself in front of that crock pot and serve myself over and over. They look heavenly.

Drick said...

delicious - appealing - satisfying - unbelievable - sinful ... what else?

Karen said...

What a great idea for parties! And I also like the cinnamon schnapps topper! Yum. These look delicious and perfect for Fall.

alison said...

wow,so delicious !perfect for a fall party!

My Little Space said...

Oh wow, what a cool combo! Can't remember anymore, did you make this last fall? ^_^ Hope you're having a great weekend.
Kristy

redkathy said...

I have two pumpkins on the counter call out to be included in this Latte Claudia. Besides, it's the perfect inspiration to break out my Crockpot!

Sugar Free Low Carb said...

I love this one. Will have to give it a try!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely spice for the season

Krissyp said...

I whipped this up tonight for a dinner party with the addition of pumpkin pie spice and extra cinnamon. What a hit! Absolutely delicious and looked so pretty in the little glass cups. Thanks for posting. With many cold nights ahead, this will be a favorite.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

I have never been tempted to stray from my cup of hot, black and strong coffee......until now!!! This really does look and sound incredible Claudia!

Shelby said...

LOVE the suggestion of the cinnamon schnapps on top! Looks great Claudia!

Julie M. said...

This sounds so incredibly good! I love fancy coffee drinks!

She's Cookin' said...

I wish I had one of those now! Great for Halloween OR Thanksgiving- I'll need a second crock pot :)

Spicie Foodie said...

Claudia your Pumpkin Spice Latte looks so good. I have been wanting to come over and read your recipe since you sent me the photo, but I'm just now getting enough time to read through it. Believe it or not I've never had a Pumpkin Latte and it's going to be my mission to make as many as possible before pumpkin season is over.
Thanks for participating in the YBR roundup and I hope you'll join us next month too. Thanks:)

Joanne said...

That latte tops my list. AND..the addition of cinnamon schnapps? - Wonderful!

Kristin King said...

That looks unbelievable - really!

foodies at home said...

I love my crockpot! So many great things you can make...and now I have this to add to my collection!

zerrin said...

This looks wonderful! I love the presentation!

ezsrecipes.com said...

A latte made in a crock pot?!?! Brilliant! I love pumpkin spice lattes! I am so bookmarking this for the right opportunity!