A delightful book by Ryland Peters & Small, Hot Toddies: Warming Winter Drinks for Chilly Days, has something toasty for everyone; there are even kid friendly beverages. I really enjoy this book because anyone can find a drink they love. Below is a recipe for a yummy Pumpkin Latte.
Pumpkin Latte, serves 3
1 2/3 cups milk
½ cup mashed cooked sweet pumpkin or canned pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
whipped cream and cinnamon sugar, to serve
This thick, richly spiced latte is enriched with sweetened pumpkin. If you can find canned sweetened pumpkin puree, then use this and omit the sugar in the recipe.
Put the milk, pumpkin, sugar (if using) and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat gently, whisking constantly until the mixture just reaches boiling point.
Transfer to 3 cups or heatproof glasses and stir in the coffee. Serve immediately topped with lightly whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon sugar.