Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

My favorite Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe is made with real pumpkin, your choice of milk (dairy or plant-based), and naturally sweetened with just a hint of maple syrup.  So tasty and ready to go in 5 minutes! It’s that time of year again! ♡ Okay okay, I know that we’re still officially a few […]

My favorite Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe is made with real pumpkin, your choice of milk (dairy or plant-based), and naturally sweetened with just a hint of maple syrup.  So tasty and ready to go in 5 minutes!

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s that time of year again! ♡

Okay okay, I know that we’re still officially a few weeks away from the beginning of fall.  But this past weekend, the weather majorly cooled off here in Barcelona and it seemed like the perfect time to break into my inaugural can of pumpkin purée for the season.  And the first thing that I found myself craving was none other than…a nostalgic pumpkin spice latte.  Well, make than an iced pumpkin spice latte, because while I’m apparently ready for pumkin season, I can’t quite let go of my iced summery drinks quite yet.

I have to admit, though, that I have become quite picky over the years when it comes to PSLs.  As much as I credit Starbucks with the introducing us all to this now infamous drink, the original version is far too sugary for me to handle nowadays.  And while Sbux’ version was modified in 2015 to finally include (granted, a very tiny amount of) actual pumpkin purée in the drink, I like making my drink with a legit spoonful of pumpkin in there, plus a hint of vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and (yes) sea salt to bring out the pumpkin’s coziest flavors. Together, the combo yields my idea of the perfect iced pumpkin spice latte that’s full of nostalgic fall vibes without the usual subsequent sugar crash.  And, of course, the homemade pumpkin spice latte has the added bonus of being considerably more affordable than the coffee shop version.

Feel free to customize your own with whatever type of coffee (espresso or brewed coffee), milk (dairy or plant-based), and whipped cream (optional but delish) you prefer.  And in less than 5 minutes, this delicious drink can be yours to enjoy in no time.

Cheers and enjoy, everyone!

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Watermelon Lime Mocktails

These Watermelon Lime Mocktails are super quick and easy to make and kicked up a notch with a fun Tajín rim. Meet the 2-ingredient, easy-breezy, ultra-refreshing watermelon mocktail that we have been loving this summer. This recipe came about a bit on accident when we had a quarter of a leftover watermelon in the fridge […]

These Watermelon Lime Mocktails are super quick and easy to make and kicked up a notch with a fun Tajín rim.

Watermelon Lime Mocktails

Meet the 2-ingredient, easy-breezy, ultra-refreshing watermelon mocktail that we have been loving this summer.

This recipe came about a bit on accident when we had a quarter of a leftover watermelon in the fridge that was on its last leg.  I decided to give it a quick dice and pop it in the freezer to save it.  Then one evening when we were making Mexican food for dinner, I decided to blend up the frozen watermelon with a bunch of fresh lime juice to make some slushies to go with our meal, and rimmed our glasses with some Tajín to give them more of a zesty mocktail twist.

And you guys, the combo was fantastic.  You’ve gotta try these mocktails! ♡

This recipe literally just takes a few minutes to blend up.  You’re welcome to make them as sweet and watermelon-y or tart and lime-y as you prefer.  If you feel like adding an extra kick, you could also toss a slice of fresh jalapeño in there too.  But however you make them, they are sure to taste so summery and fun.  And our friends all agree that they legit feel like a festive drink, even without the alcohol!

Here’s how to make them…

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Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew (Starbucks Copycat)

This pumpkin cream cold brew recipe, inspired by the new Starbucks drink, is made with your choice of iced coffee and the yummiest pumpkin spice foam — which is surprisingly simple to make homemade! Raise your hand if you love Starbucks’ new pumpkin cream cold brew coffee! ♡ Well, fun news — Barclay (who worked […]

This pumpkin cream cold brew recipe, inspired by the new Starbucks drink, is made with your choice of iced coffee and the yummiest pumpkin spice foam — which is surprisingly simple to make homemade!

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Coffee (Starbucks Copycat)

Raise your hand if you love Starbucks’ new pumpkin cream cold brew coffee! ♡

Well, fun news — Barclay (who worked as a barista back in the day) and I have been tinkering around with a copycat version this past week, and I think that we’ve finally nailed it!

Turns out that the drink’s signature pumpkin foam is surprisingly easy to make in less than 5 minutes with just a few basic ingredients (milk, sweetener, vanilla, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice and salt).  Plus of course, when making your own version homemade, you have the added bonus of being able to mix and match your preferred brewing method, type of milk, and type (and amount!) of sweetener.  So whether you go the skim-milk-maple-syrup-iced-pour-over-coffee route like me, or maybe opt for an almond-milk-honey-nitro-iced-coffee combo, or just want to stay true to the original with a half-and-half-granulated-sugar-Starbucks-cold-brew — you get to call the shots with your coffee order here, and the the options for customizing are deliciously limitless.

I also have to say that I’m a huge fan of this drink because it is refreshingly not too sweet.  I make mine with even less sweetener than the Starbucks version (which is already mercifully less sugary than its famous pumpkin spice latte cousin), yet I’m happy to report that my pumpkin cream cold brew still tastes just as refreshing and autumn-y and pumpkin-spice-y as ever.

Basically, I’m now convinced it’s the perfect drink for transitioning from summer into fall.  And let’s be real, conquering pumpkin foam at home is going to land you some major barista bragging rights. ;)

So round up these ingredients, and let’s make some pumpkin cream cold brew together!

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