It’s a fall tradition for me, splurging just a tiny bit every once in a while on a seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. But paying $4.80 for a grande makes me cringe, REALLY cringe, when my normal splurge is a $1.39 medium decaf at a local coffee shop. So being frugal, I decided to take on the challenge and concoct my own PSL creation at home. I scoured the internet and found inspiration, but ended up creating my own great recipe that really does replicate the spendy version. This recipe makes enough to fill two 10 ounce mugs. Now you too can make a PSL at home without even leaving your jammies, mmm enjoy! You know what tastes super yummy with this drink? Some Snickerdoodle Sour Cream Coffee Cake, a wonderful pairing!
- 1 cup milk (whatever your preference)
- 2 heaping T. canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 t. packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice (see below for recipe)
- 2 t. vanilla extract
- 2 t. granulated sugar, or more to taste
- 1/2 & 1/2 to taste
- brewed coffee
- whipped cream
- ground nutmeg or cinnamon (optional)
Brew your coffee to preference. In a glass measuring cup or microwave-safe bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and sugar. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, mixture will be hot & somewhat frothy.
Pour the pumpkin milk into a tall glass or mug. Add hot coffee. Pour in desired amount of 1/2 & 1/2. Stir. Top with a generous amount of whipped cream & a sprinkling of nutmeg or cinnamon if desired.
Adapted from: http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/10/10/how-to-make-a-pumpkin-spice-latte/
Pumpkin Pie Spice:
- 3 T. ground cinnamon
- 2 t. ground ginger
- 2 t. ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 t. ground allspice
- 1 1/2 t. ground cloves
Combine spices in a small bowl, mixing well to combine. Store in a tight sealing container. Yield is approximately 5 Tablespoons.
Cheapo DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte
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I do believe you are my hero. I have been searching for a coffee beverage that uses actual brewed coffee instead of just adding the instant crystals. I am pinning this one. I will be doing a coffee review soon and I will be sure to link you to the recipe. Thank you for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday. Oh and, I am Angie from http://www.alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com
We have lots of coffee lovers here! Would love to see the coffee review! How exciting;)
This looks so wonderful! I was planning on making a pumpkin bread today and I think I can steal some of the pumpkin and make this latte!
Thanks so much for sharing.
By the way, I am now following you on facebook and I have pinned your recipe and reposted it on facebook!
Thank you! Enjoy the latte
The Better Baker
OOOO – I would so love this! Thanks for sharing.
This coffee drink looks so delicious and BTW I do have pumpkin spice so I’m all set to try it out! Thanks, too, for sharing your recipes at Dial Moms Mondays. I can’t think of anything more perfect than trying out your Pumpkin Crisp, Homemade Applesauce and now this Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’m in for a treat! Have a super week! –Deb (DialMforMoms.com)
I just tried this recipe, very yummy thank you.