Make your pumpkin spice latte at home for $1

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Make your pumpkin spice latte at home for $1
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It only takes a few ingredients to make and is going to save you money this fall.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- If your pumpkin spice latte craving is hitting you hard in the pocket book, we've got the recipe so you can create it at home.

It only takes a few ingredients to make and is going to save you money this fall.

"Normally you are spending $5 to $6 just for a single cup of it, where as you can do a large 16 ounce cup of it for about $1," said coffee expert Rebecca Greiser of Coffee Icon Superstore.

Just follow these simple steps to become a bargain barista at home:

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients:

- 2 Tbsp (1 oz) Torani Pumpkin Pie Sauce

- 1 cup (8 oz) milk

- 2 shots espresso* (or dark roasted coffee - if using a K-cup brewer, brew a dark roast blend on the lowest cup size that your K-cup brewer has)

- Whipped cream for garnish (optional)

- Torani Caramel Sauce

Instructions:

1. Warm milk and Torani sauce in a pan on the stove top, or in the microwave. Stir these 2 ingredients with whisk to create foam, if desired, or use a milk frother to "froth" the ingredients. You can view the frother here

2. Add espresso* to a tall glass and pour warmed milk on top.

3. Spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over beverage. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Drizzle with Torani caramel, Torani chocolate syrup, or any desired topping.

*If needed, 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee can be substituted for 2 shots espresso.

Peppermint Mocha Cappuccino

Ingredients:

- 2 tbsp (1 oz) Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce

- 1 tbsp (1/2 oz) Torani Peppermint Syrup

- 1 cup (8oz) milk

- 2 shots espresso*(or dark roasted coffee - if using a K-cup brewer, brew a dark roast blend on the lowest cup size that your K-cup brewer has)

Instructions:

1. Warm milk and Torani syrup in a pan on the stove top, or in the microwave. Stir these 2 ingredients with whisk to create foam, if desired, or use a milk frother to "whip" the ingredients.

2. Pour into a cup and add brewed espresso*.

3. Spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over top of beverage. Drizzle with the Torani Dark Chocolate sauce.

*If needed, 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee can be substituted for 2 shots espresso.

Salted Caramel Mocha

Ingredients:

- 2 tbsp (1 oz) Torani Salted Caramel Syrup

- 1 tbsp (1 oz) Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce

- 1 cup (8oz) milk

- 2 shots espresso*(or dark roasted coffee - if using a K-cup brewer, brew a dark roast blend on the lowest cup size that your K-cup brewer has)

- Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions:

1. Warm milk and Torani syrup in a pan on the stove top, or in the microwave. Stir these 2 ingredients with whisk to create foam, if desired, or use a milk frother to "whip" the ingredients.

2. Pour into a cup and add brewed espresso*. Spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over top of beverage. Sprinkle or garnish with Torani caramel, Torani chocolate syrup, or any desired topping.

*If needed, 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee can be substituted for 2 shots espresso.

Some helpful hints:

- Torani makes sugar free syrups if less sugar is desired.

- Almond Milk can also be substituted for real milk, or even a skim milk.

- We recommend using a milk frother to "froth" the milk for a better result.