Monday, October 10, 2011

Morning Latte, Morning Prayer

When Tyler left for college two years ago, I prayed about finding a way to be intentional and daily with my prayers for him.

Since he and I like our coffee, I decided to make my morning lattes a reminder to pray for him. Give or take an hour or so, I'm usually praying for him here at our house at 11 AM (4 AM Chicago time!) as I go through the latte making process. It's such a fun connection to him, and is a pretty sure guarantee that he'll get prayed for every day since I'm not likely to miss my latte!

As a side of my all time favorite lattes is with pumpkin spice syrup, especially in the fall.

But last week I ran out of the last drips of syrup that had come from the States. While I have some other flavors around, I decided to make my own from a recipe by the girl at Elm Street Life (a very fun blog I like to read).

It turned out AMAZING!! Now I'm hooked on my own, homemade syrup!

Pumpkin Spice Syrup
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 TB cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground nutmeg

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add sugar until it dissolves, then turn heat down so it simmers. Next, add all spices and stir or whisk them into the sugary water mixture. Let this simmer for 5 minutes, then take off the heat and let cool. Once cool, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth (we used a nut bag, you could also just use a thin, cotton kitchen towel), then pour into a container, and keep in the frig.

I use 1 TB of syrup for my lattes - it's close to perfection!

1 comment:

  1. This syrup is amazing! Hope you make it :)