Saturday, November 14, 2009

DIY Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte (Just Like Starbucks!) | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn

DIY Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte (Just Like Starbucks!) | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn

You can change the sugar and fat content of this recipe quite easily.

Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings
Ingredients:
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon of Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (your choice)
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute - you can halve this amount
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)
Directions:
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, don't worry about it - just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.
Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.

Optional: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.


I know some people who will be very happy with this. (*v*)

Update: Finally got the chance to try this & it turned out great! I use stevia for the sugar. Luscious, yummy goodness!

Zheng He's Voyages of Discovery, UCLA International Institute

Way before Columbus or Magellan, there was Zheng He.

Zheng He's Voyages of Discovery, UCLA International Institute

Friday, November 13, 2009

Perpetuum Jazzile - Africa (live, HQ)

I want to be in this choir! This is a very cool presentation of Toto's "Africa" by Perpetuum Jazzile. Enjoy!