As the leaves begin to change colors and the air gets a bit crisper, there's nothing quite like sipping on a warm, cozy Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) to embrace the flavors of fall. Incorporating cannabis into this delicious fall favorite is a great way to invite some extra relaxation into your autumn stroll through the pumpkin patch. But you don't need to rush to the nearest coffee shop or wait for the seasonal menu change to enjoy this delightful beverage. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of making your very own cannabis-infused PSL at home. Get ready to indulge in the rich blend of coffee, pumpkin, cannabis, and warm spices that will instantly transport you to autumn paradise!
Before we dive into the step-by-step guide, let's gather the ingredients you'll need:
- 1 cup of strong brewed coffee or 2 shots of espresso
- 1 cup of milk (whole milk, 2%, or a non-dairy alternative like almond, soy, or oat)
- 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar (adjust to your taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (or a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger)
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1-2 mL of cannabis-infused MCT oil
- Whipped cream (optional, for topping)
- Cinnamon or nutmeg (for garnish)
Step 1: Brew Your Coffee
Start by brewing a strong cup of coffee or preparing two shots of espresso. If you don't have an espresso machine, a french press or a pour-over method works well for brewing coffee.
Step 2: Heat the Milk
In a small saucepan, heat the milk on medium-low heat. Be careful not to boil it; you just want it to be steaming hot. You can also heat the milk in the microwave, but watch it closely to prevent overheating.
Step 3: Mix in the Pumpkin and Spices
Whisk in the canned pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract into the hot milk. Keep whisking until the mixture is well-blended and smooth. This will infuse the milk with that delightful pumpkin spice flavor and rich cannabinoid profile.
Step 4: Froth the Milk
Using a milk frother or a small whisk, froth the spiced and infused milk mixture until it's nice and foamy. This step will give your homemade PSL that coffee shop-quality texture.
Step 5: Combine Coffee and Spiced Milk
Pour your brewed coffee or espresso into a large coffee mug. Slowly pour the frothy, spiced, and infused milk over the coffee. You'll notice a beautiful swirling pattern as the milk and coffee combine.
Step 6: Top It Off
If you'd like, add a dollop of whipped cream to your latte and sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on top for an extra touch of flavor and presentation. It's all in the details!
Step 7: Enjoy Your Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Now, it's time to cozy up with your homemade infused pumpkin spice latte. Take a sip, and let the delightful blend of coffee, pumpkin, cannabis, and warm spices warm your soul and elevate your spirit. It's the perfect way to embrace the flavors of fall from the comfort of your own home.
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