I found this recipe on Pinterest. (How many times have I said that lately!) Here's the lovely website where you may find the recipe, although I'll put the recipe below and show how I altered it slightly. Julia is slaving away on drawing a large map of the Mediterranean region so she can chart Odysseus's travels. She needed a treat.
2 cups milk (I used whole.)
4 tablespoons pure pumpkin (I was generous with this. I like pumpkin.)
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (I thought 2 tablespoons sounded excessive.)
pumpkin pie spice (I don't own this product. I keep 'pumpkin pie spices' -- plural. So I used cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. I used 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and nutmeg, a little less of allspice, and a very tiny amount of clove and ginger, since they are strong. This was a good combination.)
whipped cream (I made my own with liquid whipping cream and a tsp. of sugar. Whip to a stiff peak.)
1/2 cup of strong coffee
Blend the first five ingredients in a saucepan on medium-high heat and keep stirring well with a whisk until the mixture is steaming but not yet boiling. Do not let it boil. Remove from heat and whisk quickly for a minute to get a little froth. Pour evenly into two large mugs. Pour 1/4 cup hot strong coffee into each mug gently. Add whipped cream to the top. Homemade cream will melt a bit, but it tastes so much better. Sprinkle your choice of spices on top; I used a teeny bit of cinnamon and allspice. Allspice is my new favorite spice.