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Pumpkin Spice Latte

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At last, autumn is upon us. As the weather cools down and the leaves start to change, all of the delicious pumpkin flavored items make their yearly appearance. And among these seasonal treats, there is one drink that is guaranteed to make you feel all the autumn feels. Yes, you guess it. It’s the Pumpkin Spice Latte. This warm, pumpkiny delight is full of all the wonderful seasonal flavors that make fall so great. I especially like to make this drink on chilly Sunday mornings when I can stay in my pajamas until noon. I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

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Ingredients:

  • 3-4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • heaping 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup espresso (or strong brewed coffee)
  • whipped cream for topping

Directions:

  1. Combine sugar, pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a small saucepan.

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2. Whisk in milk and espresso (or coffee) and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

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3. Pour into 2 mugs and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

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And that’s it! This autumn staple is definitely one of my favorite parts of the season. (Along with crunchy orange leaves, scarves, boots, and big comfy sweaters! Alright, I confess. Every part of autumn is my favorite. I even dedicated a daily sketch to it.)

So instead of spending both the time and money to run out and buy a PSL every time you crave this pumpkiny delight, go ahead and treat yourself to a home-made version of this Starbucks original. Instead of flavored syrup, this PSL uses real pumpkin flavor and makes 2 servings. (And there’s no shame in drinking both.)

What’s your favorite part of autumn? Are you just as obsessed with Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Let us know in the comments!

This post was inspired by a recipe found in Food Network Magazine. More pumpkin spice recipes can be found here.

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