Monday, November 12, 2012

Beware the pumpkin spice

Pumpkins are wonderful...
And they taste pretty good too.
Well the husband has become addicted to pumpkin spice coffee...only problem is that they only sell it at the store around halloween...and they are all out.
I love bringing a smile to that boy's face so I decided to work some magic with the leftover squash from dinner last night.

I saw some recipies on line, but they all had canned pumpkin...and I like the real here's my version. The real stuff needs to be blended well so don't skip the immersion blender (or a big blender if you don't have one.) The brown sugar gives it the caramel flavor of fall in a special kind of way.

1 c. mashed pumpkin/orange squash
1c. brown sugar/succant
1.5 cups water
1.5 tsp cinnemon
.5 tsp nutmeg
.25 tsp ginger
.25 tsp allspice

Mix all ingredients in a small pot and blend with an immersion blender.  Bring to a boil over medium heat for about 5 minutes and blend again (since you are using real squashes, you need to get all the fiber broken up.)  Pour into a mason jar and refrigerate.  Mix with coffee/milk and coffee and enjoy.


  1. Ahh... we just ran out of pumpkin spice coffee too! We have been trying to get by with Hazlenut, but it isn't the same. I'll have to try this out!!!
    I won't give up hope yet... the last time I was at BJ's, they had a case of 80 for just $29.99 (best deal I've seen around), but they may not stock it anymore.

  2. Wow- what a great idea! The consistency is the same?


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