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Not your Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • September 21, 2015
  • By Sabine

pumpkinlatte11This past weekend, my daughter, Christy, was home from college. Since we both love coffee and pumpkin so much,  I decided to change things up a bit and treat us to a pumpkin spice latte. Homemade, that is. You may be shocked to hear this, but I’ve never tried a PSL from Starbucks. Yep, it’s true. People tell me it’s very good but also very sweet. I read that up until this year, there was no sign of  any real pumpkin in their Pumpkin Spice Latte… just a bunch of food coloring, preservatives, fat, sugar, and more sugar.
pumpkinlatte4But don’t be fooled, sugar is still the main ingredient of this drink. It should still be considered a treat.  Since I don’t like my coffee full of sugar and chemicals, I decided to make my own pumpkin spice latte.  I couldn’t find one “perfect” recipe on Pinterest so I decided to blend several together. Here’s what I came up with .pumpkin

Pumpkin Spice Latte 


1 cup milk ( I used almond milk)

3 tbsp pure pumpkin puree

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp vanilla

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 cup coffee

sprinkle of cinnamon


In a saucepan cook milk, sugar and  pumpkin. Add vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Cool off for a few minutes before mixing it in the blender for 20 seconds. Pour coffee in a large mug and add the milk mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

pumpkinlatte8pumpkinlattepumpkinlatte10pumpkinlatte7This latte is yummy, better for you, and so easy to make. If you’re like me and don’t want to shell out $6 for a cup of chemicals, make your own pumpkin spice latte.

By Sabine, September 21, 2015
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