They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And an extremely flattering imitation is what I have for you today. Whether you want to call it Fall or Autumn, we all know the real name of this season is “Pumpkin Spice”. A couple of weeks ago, I popped into my favourite tea shop and they had a pumpkin pie matcha powder. They whipped me up a latte and I was in pumpkin heaven…until I read the ingredient list.
Sugar was listed before matcha tea and you could definitely taste it. The sweetness was overpowering. The third and final ingredient was natural pumpkin pie flavouring. Hmmmm…I thought pumpkin pie flavour came from the delicious combination of ground spices made in a kitchen from real food ingredients. Something about natural pumpkin pie flavouring sounds incredibly suspicious no?
Disappointed by this less than appealing ingredient list, I set out to recreate the same flavour at home. This, my friends, is my own extra hot, half sweet, no whip latte masterpiece. This matcha latte comes together quickly and totally tastes like that pumpkin spice latte that has become the coat of arms of this season except this one actually contains pumpkin and spice. Mind blowing I know.
|Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte|| |
- 1 tsp organic matcha tea powder
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (recipe below)
- 1 cup of water, boiled and allowed to cool to 74 C
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 tbsp of pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp maple syrup (less or more to taste)
- Place matcha tea powder in a bowl.
- While the water is boiling, place the coconut, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree and maple syrup in a milk frother.*
- Once the water is cooled to 74C, pour a small amount of water over the matcha tea. Whisk vigourously with a matcha whisk until bubbles form. Slowly pour the rest of the water over the matcha and stir until fully combined and a dark green colour. **
- Once milk mixture is frothed, pour into matcha tea and stir until combined.
- Divide in two mugs and sprinkle with some extra cinnamon
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Combine spices in a small bowl. Makes approximately: 4 teaspoons