Here is a delicious recipe for a chilly Halloween night – maybe you can make some to enjoy while you’re handing out candy to the neighborhood goblins. I got the recipe from A Year of Slow Cooking – it’s a great website and she’s just come out with a new cookbook!
–2 cups milk (I used 1%)
–2 T canned pumpkin
–2 T white sugar
–2 T vanilla (not a typo. it asks for tablespoons)
–1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
OR: 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and a teeny tiny pinch of ground ginger
–1/2 cup brewed espresso or 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
–garnish with whipped cream (optional)
This will make enough for 2 people to have a big mug with a bit leftover. If you are having friends over, adjust the recipe accordingly. I used a 4-quart crockpot, but as small as a 1.5 quart will work with these amounts.
Add the coffee/espresso and milk to the crockpot. Whisk in the pumpkin, spices, sugar, and vanilla.
Cover and cook on high for 2 hours if everything is cold. Whisk again.
Ladle into mugs, and garnish with whipped cream and additional cinnamon.