If you are like me, when you sit down to read a book you frequently have a yummy drink in hand. I like creating my own beverages and am constantly experimenting to see what I can come up with. I saw this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate (or mocha or whatever-you-please), tweaked it and came up with something I enjoyed (from the ingredients I had on hand). Really, the recipe as-is is perfect-o (I'm sure). But I didn't have everything that it called for. That, and I consider recipes suggestions.)
My version is as follows (note: these measurements are not the least bit scientific):
Pumpkin Spice Latte
1/8 tsp. of cloves
1/8 tsp. of nutmeg
1 tsp-ish of agave
1 tsp. dark unsweetened cocoa
1 cup(ish) of almond milk
1/2 cup (ish!) of pumpkin coffee (that I found at Target)
Now, I am actually a fan of cold drinks and avoid hot ones consistently. Even in the dead of winter I'll choose an iced anything over a steaming-hot-burn-your-tongue sort of drink. So, to avoid having to wait every day for my "latte" to chill or at least reach room temperature again, I tripled the recipe and am storing the contents in a mason jar in my fridge. This will last me for a good 3-4 days and by then I'll be ready to create something different. For now, I'm enjoying this! Thought you might also.
* Note: the mug in the picture above is indeed mine. The tea bag indicates that I had a head cold this past weekend and that is about the only thing that will drive me to a hot cup of tea. Otherwise it's always iced because I'm from Texas and we do not do tea without ice down South!