Starbucks version is the best in my opinion. And since it's my favorite sweet coffee on the face of the planet, I get all sad when they run out.
I do not feel this way about Gingerbread Latte. Really? I mean, if gingerbread was all that good, wouldn't we eat it all year?
And yet we don't.
Draw your own conclusions.
So I wait, all year. It's a sickness, really. And when I was away from our Yankee Belle Cafe in big ol' St. Louis, I indulged DAILY....The hotel had a Starbucks and I had a gift card.
Can you say "SUH-WEEET????" :)
Here at the cafe we make our own version, but I've seen Belle sneak into Starbucks to get one of THEIRS from time to time.
(and then she brings it back to me, bless her heart!!!)
Because that's the kind of friend Belle is.
But since Belle's not always around to be my errand girl, I've come up with a pretty sweet version with my Keurig.
First, heat two ounces of Italian Sweet Cream creamer in the microwave for 35-40 seconds.
Next, brew a pumpkin spice coffee from Green Mountain on the small (strongest) setting.
Don't wimp out, use the strong setting. Trust me here. Really.
Add one teaspoon of sugar.
Mix thoroughly or foam.
Top with whipped cream.
Feel free to drizzle either a touch of caramel or a sprinkling of nutmeg on top. Enjoy!
Have I mentioned I love my Keurig????