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Pumpkin just wrapped up learning about the ocean at school, and her teacher organized a trip to Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco for the class and their families. Since we’d wanted to see this aquarium but never found the opportunity, we jumped at the chance to go this time.

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PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE

Yay! Fall is almost here, and I could not be more excited.

Though in recent months, it does seem like the seasons have sort of been mashed together, I still like to inaugurate the season with something pumpkin-centric. This Pumpkin Spice Latte is a much more affordable option when you make it at home, and is perfect for warming you up as the days cool down.

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • whipped cream

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add sugar, and continue stirring.
  3. Add milk and vanilla. Whisk to combine, and stir often taking care to prevent milk from boiling over. Milk boils quickly, so don’t walk away!
  4. Using a blender (handheld or traditional), blend the mixture until foamy.
  5. Make coffee and divide between 2 mugs. Add mixture. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle more pumpkin pie spice (optional).

Adapted from: thekitchn.com