19th Oct2012

Pumpkin Café au Lait

by Dinah Wulf

Halloween is just around the corner. When I was a kid one of my favorite desserts was roasted pumpkin with cream. In fact, I loved it so much and looked forward to it all year. It was upsetting to me when I found out that you could not eat jack-o’ lanterns!!! What a waste :(

“You didn’t tell me you were gonna kill it.”-Linus to Lucy as she takes the seeds out of the pumpkin before they carve it. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’

And if you’re looking for an alcohol free drink then skip the booze. It’s delicious as just a coffee drink.


Spiced Pumpkin Bourbon Café Au Lait:


  • 1 oz. Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier liqueur
  • ½ oz. Godiva Caramel liqueur
  • 5-6 oz. Pumpkin Au Lait (recipe below)
  • Graham Cracker Mixture


Pour the whiskey and liqueur into a footed mug. Add the Pumpkin Café au Lait mix to the mug. Finish with whipped cream and sprinkle graham cracker mix on top.


Pumpkin Café au Lait:


  • 1 cup Whole Organic Milk
  • 4 tbsp. Organic Pumpkin Pie filling
  • 2 tbsp. Organic Orange Blossom Honey
  • 2 tbsp. Pure Maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Vanilla Bean extract
  • 1 cup Strong Black Coffee


Combine all ingredients in a blender, except for the coffee. Warm the finished pumpkin milk mixture on the stovetop (be careful not to burn). Add one cup of strong hot black coffee. Lightly, whisk mix until completely blended.


Graham Cracker mixture:


  • ½ cup Graham Cracker crumbs
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Cloves
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Nutmeg

Side Note: Tasty on French Vanilla ice cream!!!




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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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