Fall is so close I can almost taste it. Oh wait, that’s the delicious DIY pumpkin spice latte I whipped up this morning. I love a coffee shop treat as much as the next girl, but a daily splurge would wreck havoc on our budget. Instead of spending $5 a day on my favorite fall treat I’m making my own this year. There are quite a few of these recipes floating around Pinterest, and I’ve tried several but not found one I just loved until now. The main difference is that I don’t add any type of sweetener, because I don’t like super sweet coffee. I normally drink my coffee with just a touch of flavored creamer, so most pumpkin spice latte recipes are far too sweet for me. Mine keeps it simple and you can sweeten it up to your taste. Best of all, in under ten minutes you can make enough for a work week’s full of frugal treats.
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix) approximately 7.5 ounces
1 drop of Thieves essential oil (bonus points of immune system support with your coffee treat)
If you don’t have Thieves oil, you can use 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla flavored coffee creamer (or if you want to use heavy cream or an unflavored milk alternative just double the vanilla)
Blend all ingredients except the coffee in your blender. Add three tablespoons to a cup of brewed coffee (6-8 ounce cup) and stir well. Add the sweetener of your choice if desired and enjoy. Freeze the rest in a muffin tin, spooning out 3 tablespoons each in to 4 muffin cups. Just like that you’ve got a week worth of pumpkin spice latte goodness.
Brew a cup (r a pot) of coffee.
My pumpkin spice latte recipe goes perfectly with my simple Pumpkin Spice Cranberry Oat cookies. You can read more about my love for coffee here and here, and how to host a lovely coffee shop date at home here. My recipe for Sneaky Veggie Chocolate Muffins would also pair well with pumpkin spice coffee.
What is your favorite fall treat? If you enjoyed this recipe, please share it on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter. Thanks for stopping by.
Visit Becca Eby’s profile on Pinterest.