DIY: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin spice lattes: the fall fixation and the autumn obsession (e.g. this drink even has its own Wikipedia page).

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This week marks the beginning of a new month and a transition into fall. I love the feeling of wearing a cozy sweater, leggings, boots, and scarf while cupping a warm drink in my hand! For many people, this go-to drink is a PSL (pumpkin spice latte), typically from Starbucks. Don’t get me wrong–I love Starbucks! And although I love the taste of pumpkin and fall spices, I don’t love the high amounts of sugar and chemicals contained in each one of these drinks, so I decided to whip up my own at home instead!

My homemade pumpkin spice latte took less than 5 minutes and is full of fresh, natural, and healthy ingredients!

For your homemade pumpkin spice latte, you will need….

  • Freshly brewed coffee (I made a large cup of coffee in my Keurig at home using Trader Joe’s pre-ground pumpkin spice coffee made with only spices and coffee!)
  • Sweetener of your choice (optional; I used one packet of organic stevia)
  • Almond milk (my favorite is vanilla-flavored from Califia Farms)
  • Pumpkin pie spice

Brew your coffee. Now add all of the following in a blender: a splash of almond milk (probably 2 tablespoons–or more depending on which kind you use), the cup of freshly brewed coffee, sweetener, pumpkin pie spice (I recommend starting with 1/4 teaspoon and increasing in that increment to add more spice flavor if needed), and organic pumpkin puree (1 tablespoon). Blend everything together until it forms a frothy liquid. Pour it all into your favorite mug. Mine is my “K” initial mug from Anthropologie! Top off with some more pumpkin spice, snuggle up with a good book, and happily sip your healthified PSL! 🙂

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