The gathering together of friends and family is life-giving.
Magical conversations happen over hot drinks and warm food. The walls come down and souls are bared. Hours pass by as though they were mere seconds.
These friendships are forever.
They are people who will laugh with you. They will hold you and cry with you.
They are forever.
When we gather together, I like to create a special treat for our guests. Beverage bars are always a huge hit. We often have different options available because not everyone likes a certain drink, but everyone tends to like something warm to hold in their hands.
Easy Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte
10 teaspoons instant espresso powder
5 cups water
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cup creamer or half and half
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Whipped cream, optional
Boil a kettle of water as you assemble your ingredients.
Place the espresso powder in the crockpot and pour in 5 cups boiling water.
Stir in the pumpkin puree, creamer, and spices.
Place on high heat for 45 minutes to combine, and then serve with caution (will be extremely hot).
Garnish your Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon as desired.
Other Beverage Bar Options
A variety is always good.
Not everyone likes Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte. Gasp! I know!