You’ve read the title, so prepare yourself for how simple this is.
Objectively, you could make this coffee with any flavor or milk of your choosing, but I always use the Starbucks brand pumpkin spice syrup as I used to work for Starbucks and was able to get my hands on it. Obviously, not everybody has the ability to access that. If you want to replicate a pumpkin spice flavor, it is often available in bottles at places like the grocery store or Marshalls/TJ Maxx in the food section.
When I moved into my first apartment, my Keurig maker stopped working pretty much within the first two months of living there. I tried to fix it a few times, but to be honest, it was just an extremely old model and I think the ‘ole jalopy had just reached the end of its life. With that being said, I quickly reverted to finding new ways to drink coffee in bed every morning. This is the easiest method I have found thus far.
The first thing you will need (and the most important ingredient) is fine espresso powder. I buy mine at Star Market under the Dellalo brand, in the same aisle where you can buy instant coffee. I can handle a lot of caffeine, so I usually start with 2-2.5 tablespoons. However, you should certainly adjust this based on your preferred level of caffeine. I add the powder into my mug with about a tablespoon of pumpkin spice syrup, but again, you can obviously opt for whatever flavor you prefer. Since we’re going for a fall vibe here, I also enjoy sprinkling some cinnamon or nutmeg powder into the mix. Lastly, I add a little bit of milk or creamer; usually oat milk creamer if I have it around, but most of the time, heavy cream is cheaper and more versatile for me to have on hand.
With all of those ingredients dumped into my mug, I will then go ahead and microwave about 350mL of water. I microwave it for about four minutes, which makes it hot enough to be steamy without making me burn my tongue. I pour the water into my mug, mix it up really well, and drink instantly.
So easy! So lazy!
You can also make this drink iced by following a similar routine, but instead of pouring your hot water into a mug, pour everything into a carry-on container to refrigerate overnight. You can also throw in some ice cubes to make it extra chilly. Regardless, I would still prepare it with hot water to make sure it properly dissolves the other ingredients.
I know this was short, but that’s because this recipe does not take a lot of brain power or steps. Let me know if you try it yourself, and what you think.