Easiest Pumpkin Spice Latte! (Success.)

I think this post from last year about making an at-home pumpkin “latte” bears repeating! As before, I’m not using espresso because I can’t make that at home, but the ice cream makes it frothy on top so it looks vaguely like a latte. I haven’t been adding any whipped cream to the top either, or extra spices, but you’re free to decorate however you want!

Last year, Trader Joe’s was completely out of pumpkin ice cream when I went back looking for a second carton, so I bought two the last time I went. If you’re lucky they’ll still have it now, but I bet you can find pumpkin ice cream other places too.

The No-Recipe Life

Not being able to afford frequent $4 coffee drinks, I’ve been glancing with mild interest across all kinds of pumpkin latte recipes to make at home to save some money. I can’t make espresso at home, of course, so it would be more of just pumpkin coffee.

I tried the via instant kind, and it’s just not very good. The vanilla ones are ok. The pumpkin ones are disappointing, because you just hope it will be good but it’s too sugary and barely tastes like pumpkin at all.


But, having a pumpkin-related idea, I had to try it out. If you like a pumpkin spice latte and want to make them at home, here’s a good and REALLY easy way to approximate one:

1. Brew coffee. Whatever variety you have is fine. Any preference will work for this. If you make espresso, you’d probably have to mix it with…

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Posted on October 4, 2013, in Coffee, Food and Drink, Non-recipes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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