The leaves are giving a slight crunch, the morning air has a subtle crispiness — this must mean we are now transitioning into the fall season, folks. We’re not quite there yet, but stores and restaurants have already started jumping on the fall menu items, and I don’t see why not. The most controversial fall menu item of the season, and the past 10 seasons, is undoubtedly the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. You either love it or you hate it, and that’s OK, we all have our opinions. For those that wait months and months for this seasonal drink though, why not try making it at home? Don’t wait forever for the spiced coffee because if you’re a pumpkin spice fan then you probably already have the ingredients at home.


Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin spice creamer
  • 2 shots espresso (around 2 ounces)
  • 6 ounces preferred milk
  • A dollop of whipped cream (optional)
  • Pumpkin pie spice for garnish



Brew your espresso in your coffee maker, or if you like to take things easy, most grocery stores sell already made espresso in the refrigerated coffee creamer section. Add pumpkin spice creamer, and pour in your favorite variety of milk. Once these three liquids are in, stir, add a bit of whipped cream on top, and sprinkle with a bit of pumpkin pie spice.


This drink can be served hot, over ice, or put into a blender with a few cubes of ice to make into a frappuccino. However you choose to PSL, have a happy almost fall.


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