At-Home Pumpkin Spice Latte

I love Starbucks. Cliche #typicalwhitegirl I know. But I do. However, I hate the price tag, and almost always refuse to buy anything from there because of the cost. I’m always looking for ways to save money by making things at home, or cheaper alternatives.

So today I bring you an “at home” Pumpkin Spice Latte. While researching I found out the weirdest thing – there’s no actual pumpkin in Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte (thanks Rachloves). So, I decided to find a recipe that included some real (canned) pumpkin. Here’s the best recipe I found, and I give all the credit to Rachloves on Youtube, because I tried a few recipes, and hers was definitely the best:

Heat up the following ingredients on the stovetop:

  • 2 Tbs Pumpkin puree
  • 1 T Brown sugar
  • 1/2 T Maple Syrup (real stuff)
  • 1/2 tspĀ pumpkin pie seasoning

When it’s fairly caramelized, stir in:

  • 1/3 c flavored coffee creamer (pumpkin spice or caramel are my recommendations)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 c milk

Stir again. Then put in the blender and blend (love my Nutribullet for this).

This makes a decent amount of the mixture, so it’ll last for a couple days, depending on how much you pour into your coffee.

Now, make a cup of coffee, I love using the pumpkin spice flavored coffee. Pour as much of the pumpkin spice mixture into your coffee, and stir to combine. If you want, top it off with some whipped cream, and maybe some caramel syrup.

Yum!