Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

I found this while roaming thru the internet.

by Averie @ Averie Cooks on September 14, 2011
Every year around this time the world seems to go crazy for Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes
The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes are lovely…
But you can make them at home
And I’d like to think my make-at-home version wins

And the ones you purchase are generally made with fake, sugary, pumpkin-flavored syrups, not real pumpkin puree
I personally don’t care about fake sugary pumpkin syrup.  And in fact kind of like it.  Oh well, I digress.
But since some people don’t like a daily dose of HFCS, if you make these at home you can control what goes into your latte
Another reason the at-home version wins is because you could go into the poorhouse if you like your coffee as much as I like mine buying these specialty drinks
I bet the cost per cup of the homemade latte is less than a quarter. Probably even less.
Far less than the $4 or so you pay when out and the cheapskate in me wants to make things at home whenever possible
And I actually prefer the taste of my version to the Starbucks version
But I guess I’m biased
So for the recipe, there are many ways to make these and many recipes I’ve seen on the internet, but here’s what I do because I like these ratios the best.
And oh yes, it’s easy.
Get ready to slurp.  I sure do.

After reading this post. I wonder if you can use pumpkin pie filling . That way you don't have to worry about the spices not dissolving.


  1. The pumpkin pie filling is quite a bit runnier than pumpkin puree but you could certainly give it a try! This looks fabulous, I just LOVE pumpkin anything so fall is my favorite time of year! I'm definitely going to be trying this, thanks! :)
    P.S. I have a pumpkin post for tomorrow, Pumpkin Scones! LOL!!

    1. Pumpkin Scones and pumpkin latte I am in heaven. See you tomorrow.

  2. Glad you liked my post and photos!

    Enjoy your lattes!

  3. Thank you so much for posting it. This is the first recipe I have found that looks heavenly. And your pictures alone make me want it.