I think everyone knows fall has arrived when pumpkin spice lattes hit Starbucks! I realized when I walked into our village the other day and the heavens opened! As my flats filled with water,I passed Starbucks and saw the PSL sign. I then cursed myself for not picking up on this sooner and also for leaving the house without an umbrella or even a coat with a hood! Despite getting caught in the rain, I actually really do love fall. The landscape in Vancouver turns stunning shades of crimson, we still get some bright crisp days, its okay to have pajama days and Pumpkin Spice can be added to everything!!
After getting home, drying off and changing into my pajamas, I thought I would pick myself up by making my own pumpkin spice latte, since I don’t have dairy or soy Starbucks is off-limits to me, so I made this simple recipe and it was the best pumpkin spice latte I’ve had which is good because making them at home is much cheaper than buying them and because its healthier I can have a whole lot more of them.
Pumpkin Spice itself is lovely, warming and makes everything taste that much more comforting. I am one of those people who embraces the change in seasons by cooking foods that fit it. So you can expect lots of fall flavored recipes to follow. I made a whole batch of pumpkin spice, so i will be adding it to muffins, granola, pies and anything else I can think of.
Happy Autumn everyone xo
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 1 mug of almond milk
- 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice
- 1 shot of decaf espresso or 1 tsp of decaf instant coffee
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp of sugar
Add your milk to a sauce pan and warm over a medium heat. Whisk in your spices, coffee, sugar and maple syrup. When hot which will only take a minute or two, pour into your favorite cup and enjoy.
- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
Combine the ground spices then sprinkle into your favorite foods for that lovely fall flavor