Pumpkin Steamer: Countdown to Thanksgiving #2

Posted on November 7, 2011

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I don’t think this is something that would actually be served as part of Thanksgiving dinner, but it would be simply lovely as part of a light Thanksgiving day breakfast or even the night before as loved ones begin to gather.  This warm, spicy concoction is so creamy and full-bodied because of the pumpkin.

I can see that this recipe would also have infinite variety.  You could alter the flavoring, spices, and creaminess however you prefer.  Right now I am preferring lighter recipes that won’t add lots of poundage.

Pumpkin Steamer

3 cups low fat milk

1 c. pumpkin puree, fresh or canned

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. cloves

3 T. Torani Sugar free Hazlenut syrup  (you could also use the regular kind, or caramel flavor–lots of wiggle room here)

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp. sea salt

Add all ingredients to a heavy bottomed medium sized pot.  Whisk everything together and heat over medium heat, stirring often to prevent scorching.  Pour into mugs and serve immediately.

This got a definite thumbs up from my girls, as we enjoyed it as an afternoon snack today.  You get a milk and veggie serving!  Happy sipping!

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