Malted Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sweet dreams are made of these malted fudge brownie ice cream sandwiches, with layers of chewy fudge brownie, luscious ganache, and a malted cocoa ice cream. These brownie ice cream sandwiches are quite possibly one of my favorite recipes, ever. With layers of silky smooth milk chocolate ganache and a light cocoa ice cream that’s […]

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Sweet dreams are made of these malted fudge brownie ice cream sandwiches, with layers of chewy fudge brownie, luscious ganache, and a malted cocoa ice cream.

These brownie ice cream sandwiches are quite possibly one of my favorite recipes, ever. With layers of silky smooth milk chocolate ganache and a light cocoa ice cream that’s no-churn and no-fuss, sandwiched between two layers of thin, chewy brownie, they are as easy to prepare as they are to devour.

Random stack of Malted Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, cut into squares to show the different layers, on a marble board.

Friends, these are ridiculously good.

Like, one of the best things I’ve ever made good. And considering I’ve published over 1,500 recipes (!!) that’s saying something.

Not to mention that for a multi-component ice cream sandwich, they are surprisingly easy to prepare. Which only makes them even better in my mind.

My original intention was to make Cosmic brownie-inspired ice cream sandwiches. I envisioned layers of chewy brownie, silky smooth milk chocolate ganache, and an ultra-rich, brownie batter-like ice cream. Topped off with rainbow bit sprinkles, of course.

The final recipe turned out a bit different than my original vision, with a lighter cocoa ice cream (a better contrast, in both taste and appearance, with the already-rich brownie and ganache), and leaving off the rainbow chips (gasp! I know). But in reality the chips didn’t really add anything visually to the sandwiches, seeing as they were layered in between the ganache and ice cream and only served to mess up the crisp clean cuts.

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Chocolate Olive Oil Loaf Cake

This unique chocolate loaf cake is made with olive oil for a unique flavor and perfectly moist crumb. Not to mention it comes together in mere minutes, no mixer required! This moist and tender cake is made with olive oil for a unique flavor and perfect texture. The drizzle of olive oil chocolate glaze on […]

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This unique chocolate loaf cake is made with olive oil for a unique flavor and perfectly moist crumb. Not to mention it comes together in mere minutes, no mixer required!

This moist and tender cake is made with olive oil for a unique flavor and perfect texture. The drizzle of olive oil chocolate glaze on top is just, well, the icing on the cake (literally and figuratively, in this case).

Sliced Chocolate Olive Oil Loaf Cake with drizzle of chocolate glaze on a wire baking rack

You gotta love a loaf cake; they’re second only to bundts in my mind in terms of ease of preparation and presentation. Too often I think we relegate loafs to quick breakfast breads. Nothing against banana bread or anything, but I think dessert loaves are seriously underrated, especially when it’s a loaf as impressive and delicious as this one!

Whisk drizzling the Chocolate Olive Oil Loaf Cake with a chocolate glaze.

I know, I know… I literally just posted another chocolate cake, not to mention my ultimate chocolate cake from a few years back that is still my go-to recipe for a classic chocolate layer cake. (Don’t forget about my red wine chocolate cake or the whiskey chocolate bundt cake either!)

Can you ever have too many chocolate cake recipes, though? I’d argue that, while similar, they all serve different purposes and thus are all three completely necessary to include in your recipe repertoire.

While the ultimate chocolate cake is a perfect option when you need a multi-layered showstopper, and the sour cream chocolate cake is ideal for when you’re craving something ridiculously decadent but can’t bear to wait a minute longer than necessary… if you’re looking for a simple and impressive chocolate loaf cake, this one fits the bill perfectly.

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Mocha Frappe

The Mocha Frappe is a frozen coffee drink that’s so easy to whip up at home! All you need are…

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The Mocha Frappe is a frozen coffee drink that’s so easy to whip up at home! All you need are 4 ingredients, plus ice.

Mocha Frappe

You don’t need to venture out of the house when you’re craving a frappe: try this sweet and frosty homemade Mocha Frappe! It’s as easy as 4 ingredients, ice, and a blender. This one comes out fluffy and chocolaty, with a subtle bitter coffee finish. It’s irresistibly sippable and takes just 2 minutes to blend up. Usually we tend toward more classic coffee drinks…but this one is just too good!

Ingredients in a mocha frappe

A frappé is a frozen coffee drink of blended instant coffee, sugar and water or milk. It was invented in Greece in the 1950’s by Dimitris Vakondios, who worked for coffee company Nescafe. So it’s no surprise the classic frappé was made with Nescafe instant coffee! A similar drink at Starbucks is the Frappuccino: it’s sweeter and creamier and made with espresso.

This mocha frappe recipe takes inspiration from the classic, and adds a twist of chocolate similar to the drink you can find at McDonalds. This one tastes better, in our opinion! It’s sweetened just enough, and it’s chocolaty and frothy. Here’s what you’ll need (or head to the recipe below):

  • Instant espresso powder
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Ice
Mocha frappe

The magic ingredient: instant espresso powder

The important ingredient in a frappe? This mocha frappe uses instant espresso powder. It’s ideal for a frappe because it adds coffee flavor without watering down the drink. We tried a few variations with coffee, but instant espresso powder brought just the right bitter flavor. Espresso powder is key to get that mocha flavor (since a Mocha is made with espresso, not coffee.)

The instant espresso powder we used was Delallo brand, but there are lots of other great brands out there. Side bonus: you can also use it for desserts, like tiramisu! Often chocolate cake recipes call for espresso powder because it brings out the chocolate flavor (like this chocolate zucchini cake).

Mocha frappe

Toppings for a mocha frappe

It’s not necessary to top a mocha frappe with whipped cream: and we’re not huge sweet coffee drink people, so we typically don’t. But it does make it look so much more festive! Here are a few options for toppings:

  • Whipped cream: Homemade whipped cream is infinitely better than the store-bought stuff; and easy to make, too
  • Chocolate sauce: It’s fun and festive with a little drizzle
  • Chopped or shaved chocolate: Chocolate shavings also look great
  • Sprinkles: Why not?
  • Festive straws: It’s all about the presentation! We like these striped paper straws.
Frappe

Variation: vegan and dairy free

Want to make a vegan or dairy free mocha frappe? It’s easy: just use oat milk instead of dairy milk! Oat milk is our ideal for coffee drinks because of its creamy texture and neutral flavor. We much prefer it to something like almond milk or soy milk. But feel free to use whatever non-dairy milk you prefer.

What to do for the topping? Make Vegan Whipped Cream! It’s easy and comes out perfectly fluffy (you just have to think ahead a few hours).

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Mocha frappe

Mocha Frappe


Description

The Mocha Frappe is a frozen coffee drink that’s so easy to whip up at home! All you need are 4 ingredients, plus ice.


Ingredients

  • ¾ cup milk (or oat milk for dairy free)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar*
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 cup ice
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate sauce, to drizzle (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the milk, sugar, espresso powder and cocoa powder in a blender and blend a few seconds until combined.
  2. Add the ice and blend until creamy. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce, if desired.

Notes

*The flavor comes out pleasantly sweet. If you prefer very sweet coffee drinks, feel free to adjust the sugar to your taste.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Coffee

Keywords: Frappe, Mocha Frappe

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Orange Chocolate Espresso Martini

Orange Chocolate Espresso Martini

As a coffee-lover, it’s no surprise that I also love cocktails that incorporate coffee into them. Espresso martinis, as popular as they are at the moment, have been a favorite of mine for years. This Orange Chocolate Espresso Martini is a variation on the original that is a liquid …

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Orange Chocolate Espresso Martini

As a coffee-lover, it’s no surprise that I also love cocktails that incorporate coffee into them. Espresso martinis, as popular as they are at the moment, have been a favorite of mine for years. This Orange Chocolate Espresso Martini is a variation on the original that is a liquid version of the classic flavor combination of orange and chocolate. I particularly like to serve this drink around the holidays, but it’s enjoyable all year round.

The cocktail is made with chocolate liqueur, vodka, creme de cacao, espresso and triple sec. The espresso should be cold before going into the drink, so it doesn’t melt the ice when you’re mixing. Espresso will give you the best flavor, but cold brew coffee or other very strong coffee can be used in a pinch. There is plenty of chocolate flavor from the chocolate liqueur and creme de cacao, both of which add enough sweetness that you don’t need to add additional sugar to the drink. Triple sec, an orange liqueur, adds a nice orange flavor without overpowering the other ingredients.

The orange twist at the end of the recipe may just seem like a nice visual to add to the drink, but a twist is more than that. The twist is made of a 1/2-inch by 2 inch (approximately) strip of orange zest. The twist should be squeezed in half, expressing orange oil over the top of the drink before serving, before being dropped into the drink or laid over the rim of the glass. That orange oil coats the top of the drink and really gives the cocktail a bright, fresh orange aroma. In other words, you’ll smell orange, but still taste plenty of chocolate from the cocktail.

This recipe makes one cocktail, but you can easily scale it up to serve more. Don’t put more than two drinks at a time in your cocktail shaker, as it will be too full and too difficult to shake. If you are serving a crowd, however, you can prepare the martini glasses well in advance so you’re ready to fill them up when friends and family are ready to drink!

Orange Chocolate Espresso Martini
1 3/4 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
3/4 oz vodka
1/2 oz creme de cacao
1 oz espresso or strong coffee, cold
1/4 oz triple sec
Chocolate sauce, for garnish
Sugar, for garnish
Orange twist

Pour 2-3 tbsp of chocolate sauce onto a small plate, warming slightly if needed to make it a pourable consistency. Pour 2-3 tbsp of sugar onto a second small plate. Dip the rim of your martini glass into the chocolate sauce, then dip into the sugar. Set aside until ready to fill.

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 10-20 seconds, until cold. Strain into prepared martini glass.

Serves 1.

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Espresso Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love creating cookie recipes. I have dreamed up some good ones over the years, like my brown butter salted caramel snickerdoodles and salted pretzel peanut butter cup cookies. BUT I also love taking cookie requests from friends and family members. My…

I love creating cookie recipes. I have dreamed up some good ones over the years, like my brown butter salted caramel snickerdoodles and salted pretzel peanut butter cup cookies. BUT I also love taking cookie requests from friends and family members. My good friend asked me to make a chocolate chip cookie with espresso and…

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Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Step into the season with an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte! It’s easy to make at home and has a refreshingly…

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Step into the season with an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte! It’s easy to make at home and has a refreshingly cozy flavor.

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

If there’s one drink that’s perfect for ushering in the cool weather, it’s the Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte! This Starbucks special might be a little basic, but honestly: we’re here for it. Make it at home and it’s even better than at a coffeeshop: creamy and cozy-spiced, with a hint of vanilla and real pumpkin puree. It’s easy to whip up this pumpkin drink and when you take the first sip: you’ll want to make it on repeat.

What’s in an iced pumpkin spice latte?

The iced pumpkin spice latte is a chilled spin on the hot latte of the same name, first launched by Starbucks in 2003. An iced latte is made with espresso, milk, and ice. The pumpkin spin on it uses real pumpkin puree, pumpkin spices and maple syrup to make a cozy, autumnal spin on the classic. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this iced latte at home:

  • Espresso (or strong coffee)
  • Pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • Maple syrup
  • Milk of any type
  • Pumpkin pie spice blend
  • Ice
Iced pumpkin spice lattee

How to make an iced pumpkin spice latte: basic steps

Here’s the outline of how to make an iced pumpkin spice latte at home:

  • Step 1: Make a double shot of espresso.
  • Step 2: Froth ¼ cup whole milk with ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spices by shaking it in a covered jar or whisking until frothy.
  • Step 3: Stir the espresso with 1 tablespoon each pumpkin puree and maple syrup.
  • Step 4: Add the milk and serve with ice.
Pumpkin pie spice

Use purchased or homemade pumpkin pie spices

Many pumpkin recipes use pumpkin pie spice blend, a mix of warming spices that are typically used in pumpkin pie. You can use a purchased blend, or if you can’t find it make it homemade. To make it homemade, mix together the following:

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Espresso making methods (or use strong coffee

The hardest part of an iced pumpkin spice latte? Making the espresso! There are several methods for homemade espresso. You can also substitute very strong coffee. Make sure to use espresso roast coffee: it’s important to get the right dark, bitter flavor. Some brands we recommend: IllyStarbucks or Intelligentsia. Then, use one of the following espresso methods:

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Use any type of milk

This iced pumpkin spice latte works with any type of milk you like! The best dairy milks are whole milk and 2%. For a non-dairy option, we like oat milk: it has just the right creamy texture and lightly sweet flavor. Almond milk also works, but it has a sharper, nutty flavor.

Step it up: add whipped cream!

If you like, you can top this iced pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream or dairy free whipped cream! But honestly: it doesn’t need it (especially if you’d like to keep the calories down). We usually drink it without, but of course we had to do it for the photo!

More iced lattes and coffee drinks

Love a good iced latte? There are so many tasty lattes and iced lattes to try: and we’ve got homemade versions of all your Starbucks favorites! Try these lattes:

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Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Step into the season with an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte! It’s easy to make at home and has a refreshingly cozy flavor.


Ingredients

  • 2 shots espresso (2 ounces or ¼ cup strong coffee)
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup whole milk, 2% milk or oat milk
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spices (purchased or homemade)
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream or dairy-free whipped cream, to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make the espresso: Make the espresso using an espresso machine, manual espresso maker, French press, or Moka Pot. (Or, substitute strong coffee.)
  2. Froth the milk: Place the milk and pumpkin spice blend in a covered jar and shake until foamy.
  3. Serve: Add the espresso, pumpkin puree and maple syrup to a glass and stir until combined. Top with the frothed milk. If desired, top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional pumpkin spice.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Espresso
  • Cuisine: Coffee

Keywords: Iced pumpkin spice latte

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Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso

This iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso is so delicious: both refreshing and cozy! Here’s how to make it…

A Couple Cooks – Recipes worth repeating.

This iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso is so delicious: both refreshing and cozy! Here’s how to make it even better than Starbucks.

Iced brown sugar oat milk espresso

Ready for one of the more interesting espresso drinks to come your way? Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso. Just the ring of it sounds like a certain ultra popular coffeeshop, and you’re right! It’s a Starbucks invention. Here’s the thing: the Starbucks version of this shaken espresso tastes just okay. The homemade version? It tastes great. It’s deliciously nuanced, cozy, and just sweet enough, cinnamon forward with a warm nuance from the brown sugar syrup. Really, you’ve gotta try this!

What’s an iced brown sugar oat milk espresso?

The iced brown sugar oat milk espresso is a Starbucks drink that combines shaken espresso, oat milk, and brown sugar syrup. It’s essentially an iced latte, but the espresso is shaken for a frothy texture and it has slightly less milk. The Starbucks version of this drink says it uses brown sugar syrup to add a hint of warmth, but in our opinion it’s difficult to detect in the flavor. This homemade version brings all the flavor notes in strong! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Espresso
  • Brown sugar syrup: made in 5 minutes with brown sugar!
  • Cinnamon
  • Oat milk: best quality
Brown sugar syrup

Make an iced brown sugar oat milk espresso…better than Starbucks

The iced brown sugar oat milk espresso at Starbucks tastes overwhelmingly like oat milk: it’s pretty one note flavor-wise. When we ordered it, we had big expectations! But you get none of those brown sugar or cinnamon flavor notes. (In fact, the whole drink just made me thirsty.) Making it homemade makes one incredible drink: you’ll get dark espresso notes, cozy brown sugar, spicy cinnamon, and creamy oat milk all in one sip. Here are the basic steps:

  • Step 1: Make the brown sugar syrup.
  • Step 2: Make a double shot of espresso.
  • Step 3: Place the espresso in a jar with 1 ½ tablespoons syrup and ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon and shake!
  • Step 4: Add ½ cup regular oat milk and enjoy.

Use high quality oat milk

Another note: make sure to use best quality oat milk: it really affects the flavor! Some oat milks can have an artificial aftertaste: experiment and find one you love. (We enjoy Planet Oat: let us know your favorite brands.)

How to make espresso

Espresso methods

The main thing you’ll need to know for your iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso? How to make great espresso at home. The best option is a countertop espresso machine, but it’s a bit pricey. We’ve got several different methods for how to make espresso without a machine. Here’s what to know:

  • Espresso roast coffee: Use a fine grind on the espresso beans. Some brands we recommend: IllyStarbucks or Intelligentsia
  • Espresso machine: An espresso machine is the best option: it makes incredible espresso! There are various machines in different price ranges.
  • Portable espresso maker: manual espresso maker is a more affordable option, and it makes great espresso.
  • French press: French press espresso is another great affordable option!
  • Moka Pot: You can also make strong espresso-like coffee in a Moka Pot (Bialetti).

How to make brown sugar syrup

The only other thing you need to do for this drink? Make homemade brown sugar syrup! It takes just 5 minutes and makes a jar of ¾ cup you can use for all your future drinks. A simple syrup is just that: simple! The basic premise is that you combine equal parts sugar and water. Here’s what to do for this one:

  • Combine sugar and water: Place ½ cup each brown sugar and water in a small saucepan on the stove.
  • Heat until dissolved: Heat over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring until fully dissolved. Do not simmer!

That’s it! You can store it refrigerated for up to 1 month. It’s enough to make 8 of these iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espressos! You can also use it on pancakes and waffles.

Iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso

More coffee drinks

Love coffee drinks? We’ve got all the Starbucks specials and more! Here are a few homemade espresso drinks to try:

This iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Iced brown sugar oat milk espresso

Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso is so delicious: both refreshing and cozy! Here’s how to make it even better than Starbucks.


Ingredients

  • 2 espresso shots (2 ounces)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar syrup (or more to taste)
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup regular oat milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Make the brown sugar syrup: Add ½ cup brown sugar and ½ cup water to saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved (don’t simmer) for 1 to 2 minutes. Keeps in the refrigerator for 1 month (makes ¾ cup).
  2. Make the espresso: Make the espresso using an espresso machine, manual espresso maker, French press, or Moka Pot.
  3. Shake: In medium jar, combine the espresso, brown sugar syrup, and cinnamon and shake until well combined. Remove the lid, fill the jar with ice and add the oat milk.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Coffee

Keywords: Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Espresso

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

This homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe is quick and easy to make, more affordable than the coffee shop version, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Feel free to top with whipped cream if you’d like! Pumpkin spice latte fans! ♡ In honor of the return of PSL season in coffee shops everywhere, I thought I […]

This homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe is quick and easy to make, more affordable than the coffee shop version, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Feel free to top with whipped cream if you’d like!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin spice latte fans! ♡

In honor of the return of PSL season in coffee shops everywhere, I thought I would bump this recipe to the top of the blog today for those of you interested in making your own pumpkin spice lattes at home this season. Because while the coffee shop version is fun, I’m much more partial to making homemade pumpkin spice lattes because:

  • I’m one of those people who likes my coffee first-first thing in the morning while padding around at home in my pjs and slippers, and this version can be made in just 5 minutes in the comfort of my kitchen.
  • I’ve never been able to handle the sugar roller coaster that comes with the original Starbucks pumpkin spice latte recipe, so I appreciate being able to use less sweetener and natural sweetener (maple syrup, which I would argue is even more delicious than sugar in PSLs) in this homemade version.
  • I also enjoy being able to use my favorite type of oat milk and coffee and a legit spoonful of pumpkin purée when making my lattes. And occasionally, it’s also a fun treat to top it with some whipped cream a la Starbucks.
  • Finally — let’s be real — the cost of those coffee shop lattes adds up quickly. So it’s always nice to be able to make a homemade version at a small fraction of the cost.

Anyway, I’ve been tinkering around with these ingredient ratios for years and finally landed on a pumpkin spice latte recipe that I absolutely love. But of course, the joy of making your own version is that you can customize this recipe endlessly to your taste as well. (Lots of suggestions below!) So if you’re a fellow PSL fan, I say tap into your inner barista and let’s make some lattes together!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

This homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe is quick and easy to make, more affordable than the coffee shop version, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Feel free to top with whipped cream if you’d like! Pumpkin spice latte fans! ♡ In honor of the return of PSL season in coffee shops everywhere, I thought I […]

This homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe is quick and easy to make, more affordable than the coffee shop version, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Feel free to top with whipped cream if you’d like!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin spice latte fans! ♡

In honor of the return of PSL season in coffee shops everywhere, I thought I would bump this recipe to the top of the blog today for those of you interested in making your own pumpkin spice lattes at home this season. Because while the coffee shop version is fun, I’m much more partial to making homemade pumpkin spice lattes because:

  • I’m one of those people who likes my coffee first-first thing in the morning while padding around at home in my pjs and slippers, and this version can be made in just 5 minutes in the comfort of my kitchen.
  • I’ve never been able to handle the sugar roller coaster that comes with the original Starbucks pumpkin spice latte recipe, so I appreciate being able to use less sweetener and natural sweetener (maple syrup, which I would argue is even more delicious than sugar in PSLs) in this homemade version.
  • I also enjoy being able to use my favorite type of oat milk and coffee and a legit spoonful of pumpkin purée when making my lattes. And occasionally, it’s also a fun treat to top it with some whipped cream a la Starbucks.
  • Finally — let’s be real — the cost of those coffee shop lattes adds up quickly. So it’s always nice to be able to make a homemade version at a small fraction of the cost.

Anyway, I’ve been tinkering around with these ingredient ratios for years and finally landed on a pumpkin spice latte recipe that I absolutely love. But of course, the joy of making your own version is that you can customize this recipe endlessly to your taste as well. (Lots of suggestions below!) So if you’re a fellow PSL fan, I say tap into your inner barista and let’s make some lattes together!

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Espresso Crumb Coffee Cake

Would you like some coffee with your coffee? This buzz-worthy coffee cake features a crunchy espresso crumb and a flavorful espresso glaze drizzled on top. I’ll take any excuse to eat cake for breakfast, and this espresso crumb coffee cake is a sure thing: with a moist sour-cream cake base and delightfully crunchy topping, plus […]

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Would you like some coffee with your coffee? This buzz-worthy coffee cake features a crunchy espresso crumb and a flavorful espresso glaze drizzled on top.

I’ll take any excuse to eat cake for breakfast, and this espresso crumb coffee cake is a sure thing: with a moist sour-cream cake base and delightfully crunchy topping, plus a sweet espresso glaze to finish it off.

Espresso Crumb Coffee Cake cut into squares, on a wood board with newsprint parchment paper, cup of glaze in the background

Nearly half of the comments on my Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake are from readers confused and wondering, “Where’s the coffee?!” Like they are convinced I mistyped my own recipe (hey, it happens) and simply forgot the coffee in the ingredient list.

But no, I’ve explained over and over, the recipe is correct, there is no actual coffee in the coffee cake.

If you live outside the US, you may be wondering, “What the heck?!”

In the US, coffee cake refers to a muffin-like breakfast cake meant to be served with coffee.

But as I’ve discovered, in the UK and other countries, coffee cake is a cake with coffee flavoring, which I guess makes sense and explains the confusion with my recipes. Although over there you also have tea cakes which are, you guessed it, made to be served with tea and do not contain any tea themselves, so who’s being confusing now, eh?

Overhead, grid of cut squares of coffee cake, one on its side to show the cake and crumb layers

Anyway. After the 1,257th “Where’s the coffee?!” comment I received, I figured why not make a coffee coffee cake, a breakfast cake flavored with coffee, to appease everyone? (I also need to edit my other coffee cake recipes at some point to clarify that they are American-style coffee cakes and no, I didn’t actually forget to include coffee in the ingredient list).

Perhaps next I’ll make a matcha coffee cake or an espresso tea cake, just to mess with everyone a bit more (but honestly those ideas sound quite delicious so I might just actually do it).

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