Pumpkin Spiked Latte – Secret Recipe Club

by Suzanne on October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Spiked Latte

Yep, that’s right, I said, “spiked”.

Sweet Pea from the blog Newlyweds has this great Pumpkin Spiced Latte recipe.  She is my Secret Recipe Club assignment for this month.  She’s also a Texas gal, and you know we are all neighbors here in the Lone Star State even if we have never met in person before.  So a big shout out to Sweet Pea from Vivisue (that’s me)!  Nothin’ like some good ‘ol southern hospitality.

Sweet Pea has a LOT of wonderful recipes on her blog.  However, it was real easy to pick one because as soon as I saw it my taste buds said, “Well hello darlin’!” (There’s a song in there somewhere.)

I was ready to get to know this recipe better.

I know y’all are just as excited as all git out to get a looksee at the recipe.  And you will be even more excited to get a taste of this truly warm, cozy, and delicious concoction.  Thanks for the recipe, Sweet Pea.  It will definitely be one of my favorite holiday, cold night, snowy day comforts.  Oh, and did I mention that I have NEVER had a latte.  Nope, never.  Until now.  This is a great “first”!

Pumpkin Spiked Latte

Makes about 4 cups or 2 big mug fulls


2 cups Milk

3 Tbsp canned Pumpkin

2 Tbsp Sugar

1 Tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream (optional)

1 tsp Vanilla (2 tsp if you do not use the Bailey’s)

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 cup strong brewed strong Coffee


In a saucepan stir together milk, pumpkin and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until steaming.   Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice, and just whip the mixture really well with a wire whisk, till frothy.

Pour into large mugs. Add the coffee on top.

Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice.

This stuff is so good it makes you wanna slap your husband . . .

(in a fun way, of course)

No longer a Latte Virgin,


To see the rest of the Secret Recipe Club’s recipes, check it out here!

Pumpkin Spiked Latte II

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RJ Flamingo October 31, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Oh, seriously? Drool. I love everything in this, and will try it just as soon as we get a chill going on down here. <3


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 31, 2011 at 7:31 PM

I’m here to tell you that I will be finishing off ALL of this by myself, unless I can’t hide it from Mountain Man . . .


Shelby October 31, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Uh huh, callin’ my name too and I’ve had several lattes. 😉 Even some spiked ones. (did I just say that?) HA! Great choice!


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 31, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Thanks, Shelby! This one is Ah-mazing! I think I can get my daily calcium requirement this way. 😀


Casey October 31, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Yum! I love pumpkin and am a newly converted coffee lover, can’t wait to try this 🙂


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 31, 2011 at 9:15 PM

And, what is great about this, you can add strong or not so strong coffee – or even espresso. But even just a hint of coffee is fabulous with the pumpkin and spices. I’m drooling just thinking about it. Guess I should go warm up some “leftovers”. YAY!


Lisa~~ October 31, 2011 at 9:01 PM

I want one one of these, YUM!

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ & ‘C’ SRC recipes this month: Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies and Thin Mint Irish Coffee.

Cook Lisa Cook


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 31, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Thanks, Lisa and your cookies look fabulous. But you had me at “Thin Mint”. Hahahahahaha!


iamahoneybee October 31, 2011 at 9:02 PM

ooo spiked! sounds good 🙂


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 31, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Oooooo and you are sooooo right!


Jenna @ Newlyweds October 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Oh I love what you did with the recipe!!! Spiked, heck ya, why didn’t I think of that. I have to try it now, so glad you enjoyed it and I love your pictures!!

Funny side note, I had two bloggers assigned my blog this time, and both made things in a “mug” yours a latte and the other a chocolate cake, ha ha.


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield October 31, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Like I said, I love to cook with some hooch and this recipe was no exception. Absolutely larrupin’!


Tandy November 1, 2011 at 4:56 AM

oh my, this sounds yum! and I love a good latte 🙂


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 1, 2011 at 7:33 AM

Now that I’ve had one, I love them, too!


Rituparna November 1, 2011 at 5:37 AM

Oh My ! Now that is one drink that I will have only spiked. Perfect to warm the bones on a chill winter evening.


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 1, 2011 at 7:34 AM

I even made this with 1% milk. I could have used a sugar substitute, but didn’t. Definitely a repeat performer!


Jo November 1, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Oooooo, this sounds really good! I too like a little hooch in my cooking!


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 1, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Hahaha! Thanks for stopping by. Cheers!


Claire G November 1, 2011 at 4:32 PM

i have never had a latte either–this sounds like an excellent starter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 1, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Glad I’m not the only Latte Virgin! Girl, you have GOT to make this. You can make it with espresso, regular strong coffee or decaf – just the vanilla, add a little vanilla bean, rum, whiskey, amaretto or Bailey’s. I promise you will love it! I made it with 1% milk, but heck, go all out with some cream!


cookincanuck November 1, 2011 at 6:29 PM

I can imagine wrapping my hands around one of this while sitting in front of a roaring fire. This is the perfect apres-ski/snowman-building/snowshoeing kind of drink.


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 1, 2011 at 6:45 PM

And I am SO ready for all of those activities. I hear you have had a bit of snow today. Please send it to Texas! 😀


Roxana GreenGirl November 2, 2011 at 7:28 AM

I love pumpkin coffee and this sounds so good not to make it for a late afternoon pick me up 🙂


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 2, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Excellent choice, and depending how “picked up” you need to be, a shot of espresso would really do the trick! Enjoy!!


Lana @ Never Enoug Thyme November 2, 2011 at 7:43 AM

This looks seriously delicious! Bailey’s is one of my favorites and then to mix that in with the pumpkin, coffee and spices – wow. I think I’ll be enjoying one of these this evening.


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 2, 2011 at 8:29 AM

I’m thinking it is an all Fall, all Winter into Spring kinda thing. Glad you stopped by, Lana!


Kelly November 3, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Wow this looks absolutely delicious, what a great choice for SRC! Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 6, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Welcome to SRC and thanks so much for stopping by and being a new follower. You’re gonna LOVE SRC!


Rhonda November 3, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I’m an honorary Group D this week (normally C). I have a feeling that Spiced Pumpkin Latte is a lot better than the Carnation Pumpkin Spiced creamer that I’m currently sporting in my coffee!


Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 3, 2011 at 8:01 PM

I am quite sure you are right. LOL! I was also an honorary Group D. I’ll have to check out your post! Thanks for stopping by mine. 😀


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