70 mL hot water
1 ¾ cups of milk
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice mix (see instructions on how to prepare below)
2 espresso shots, or 2 tsp of instant coffee
Whipped cream and cinnamon sticks for serving
Prepare a batch of pumpkin spice mix using 1 ½ Tbsp ground cinnamon, 2 tsp ground ginger, ½ tsp ground nutmeg and a pinch of cloves, store excess in an airtight container.
Place hot water in a saucepan, over medium heat. Add sugar, vanilla extract, coffee and pumpkin spice mix, stir well, until dissolved. Add milk. Heat until hot, but do not bring to the boil.
Remove the saucepan from the heat. Give the milk mix a whisk.
Pour the mixture into two mugs and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle a pinch of pumpkin spice on top and add a cinnamon stick (optional) to stir and add extra flavour.