Honestly, I miss autumn. And the reason is I haven’t really experienced autumn for three years now. That is one of the downsides of living in countries with a tropical or warm climate. You don’t get to pick fresh apples in September, stop by street vendors that sell hot maroons or have a huge selection of pumpkin varieties.
But I don’t want to complain because autumn can be ugly, too. The days when you have to go outside despite the fact that it’s freezing cold and raining at the same time. Or when you haven’t seen sunlight in what feels like forever. So maybe I don’t miss it too much. And if I still do I make some autumn inspired foods or drinks. Like this pumpkin spiced matcha latte.
The taste of pumpkin spice reminds me of the cold but cozy season. The moment when you come inside, still shivering from the weather outside and you make yourself a hot cup of tea. Well, since it’s still quite warm in Cairo, I have my pumpkin spiced latte with ice but you can also prepare and drink it hot.
Pumpkin Spiced Matcha Latte
Ingredients (serves two people)
125 ml matcha tea
125 ml almond milk or any other vegan milk
1 tsp cinnamon
0.5 tsp ground ginger
0.25 tsp clover
0.25 tsp nutmeg
0.25 tsp vanilla extract
1. Make matcha according to instructions and set aside
2. Combine almond milk with spices and whisk until frothy. You can also heat up the almond milk as this helps to dissolve the spices much quicker
3. Add ice cubes to a jar or glass, pour in matcha first and then the pumpkin spiced almond milk