Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe


Fall is here and my favorite coffee during the crisp fall weather is a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Here's our favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe. A couple variations are included as well to help with substitution of ingredients if you need them. Enjoy!

  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree (or 1 tsp. Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (or 1 Tbsp packed brown sugar)
  • 1 cup milk (or half and half for a richer latte)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (optional if you're using syrup)
  • 1-2 shots brewed espresso (or 1/2 cup STRONG brewed coffee)
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon sticks (for garnish)
1. Brew your espresso.
2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, blend together the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and milk with a stick blender, or whisk vigorously by hand. Warm over medium heat, beating constantly, until hot and frothy. Do not bring to a boil.
3. Pour the espresso into a mug and pour the pumpkin spiced milk over it.
4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Serves 1

Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins is proud to serve Pumpkin Spice Coffee to all of our Colorado Bed and Breakfast guests during the fall months, along with our Colorado Spiced Cider, Chai Apple Cider, Rich Hot Cocoa, Breakfast Blend Coffee, and as always, our signature 3-course gourmet breakfasts each morning.

For more recipes see our Recipes page at our website.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Colorado Springs Air Show, In Their Honor Air Show, Colorado Air Show


Come visit Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak area this weekend and be awed by the spectacular flying acrobatics, daredevil stunts, vintage aircraft, and more during this Colorado Springs air show. October 2nd and 3rd is the In Their Honor Air Show.

This Colorado air show serves to celebrate America's 21st century heroes - our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. They've made America the world's best hope for freedom and lasting peace. Join us in recognition of their sacrifice and contributions.

Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins, a Colorado Bed and Breakfast Lodge and Colorado Cabin Rentals, is pleased to offer you lodging while visiting Colorado Springs for this fabulous local event.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Free Museum Day, Free Museums, National Museum Day

September 25th is Free Museum Day. It's an opportunity to visit the Pikes Peak area's free museums and participate in the National Museum Day, sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine.

Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins is pleased to announce the following participating museums in our area:
Visit our website's calendar of events page to find out more upcoming activities in the Pikes Peak Area.

While checking out the local activities and events, stay in one of our Colorado Cabin rentals or our Colorado Bed and Breakfast Lodge.