In keeping with my recent interest in pumpkin infused foods (made possible by the oversized cans I purchased – I’m still working on using up the first can I opened), I made these Spiced Pumpkin Sippers last night, courtesy of Serena from The Farm Chicks. I must say I enjoyed this delightful drink. It is incredibly easy to make and would be great to serve for a party or simply to enjoy yourself over the course of a few evenings. I think it would also make a great cocktail with a little rum or vodka. (I have not tried this option yet.)
I modified the original recipe slightly, substituting maple syrup and honey for the brown sugar and using half the amount. Here’s what you need to try this yourself:
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Combine everything in a pan and warm on medium heat, whisking frequently.
Warm to desired temperature. Serve in mugs. Top with whipped cream if desired.
Store excess in refrigerator and re-heat for later occasions. Enjoy!
Thanks Serena for turning me on to this fun drink! 🙂
Oh how we love pumpkin season. You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right? Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin…. We anxiously
anticipate it every year.
~ Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer, October 2010