3 Pumpkin Spice Drinks to Make at Home

You guys! It’s the start of my favorite time of year – seasonal coffee drinks! With all the hype surrounding the return of the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte, I wanted to share three at home versions of pumpkin coffee drinks (and a hot chocolate version, without caffeine) that are pretty easy to make and taste good too!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s no secret. The pumpkin spice latte is pretty much THE drink of Fall. But hitting up your local Starbucks can be pricy day after day. So take your $5.00 to the grocery store and buy some Pumpkin Puree, Pumpkin Spice Seasoning, and cool whip because I have found a way to make a pumpkin spice latte at home that is easy and pretty tasty too!

What you’ll need:
– Pumpkin Puree (Pure Pumpkin)
– Pumpkin Pie Spice
– Cinnamon (Optional)
– Whipped Cream
– Coffee
– Milk
– Vanilla Extract
– Sauce Pan & Whisk

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This makes a single drink, double recipe if making two drinks. First, in a sauce pan combine 1 cup of milk, 1-2 spoonfuls of pumpkin puree (I used 2 because I love pumpkin), half tablespoon of vanilla extract, sprinkle in some pumpkin pie spice and heat until hot, but not boiling. While this mixture is heating, stir with a whisk and also start brewing enough coffee to fill a mug half to three quarters full.

Once the milk and pumpkin mixture is warmed, pour directly over the coffee until the mug is full. Add some whipped cream to the top and sprinkle with either pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, whichever you prefer the flavor of more. I tried both and ended up enjoying the cinnamon more than the pumpkin pie spice.

 

Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew

I love a good cold brew coffee and ever since I found a cold brew coffee maker, I’ve been enjoying making my own at home. If you’d like to see more about the cold brew coffee maker that I use, check out my other blog post: Making Cold Brew Coffee at Home!

Since I’ve been enjoying making my own cold brew, I thought why not combine coffee grounds and pumpkin pie spice and create a magical combination that would be Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew!

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For this batch of cold brew coffee, I used the Starbucks brand coffee in Espresso Roast. I wanted a stronger coffee that would mimic the coffee in the pumpkin spice latte. I like pumpkin flavor so for every two scoops of ground coffee I added to the filter, I used 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and mixed them together and then added more until the filter was full.

I let mine steep in the refrigerator for 24 hours. To serve, I filled the glass halfway with ice cubes, added the pumpkin spice cold brew concentrate to the halfway mark of the glass (this will be different depending on how strong you prefer your coffee). Next, I filled the glass up the rest of the way with regular water and added a splash of milk. This turned out so good and has a nice subtle pumpkin flavor!

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Looking for an evening drink without caffeine, but still want to feel festive and in the fall spirit? Pumpkin hot chocolate is the answer! This is pretty much the same as the Pumpkin Spice Latte version above, only substituting hot chocolate for the coffee.

What you’ll need:
– Hot Chocolate Mix
– Pumpkin Puree (Pure Pumpkin)
– Pumpkin Pie Spice
– Vanilla Extract
– Whipped Cream
– Cinnamon (Optional)
– Milk
– Sauce Pan & Whisk

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This makes a single drink, double recipe if making two drinks. First, in a sauce pan combine 1 cup of milk, 1-2 spoonfuls of pumpkin puree (I used 2 because I love pumpkin), half tablespoon of vanilla extract, sprinkle in some pumpkin pie spice and heat until hot, but not boiling. While this mixture is heating, stir with a whisk and also start making your favorite hot chocolate to fill a mug half to three quarters full. I used Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate in Milk Chocolate.

Once the milk and pumpkin mixture is warmed, pour directly over the hot chocolate until the mug is full. Add some whipped cream to the top and sprinkle with either pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, whichever you prefer.

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And there you have it! Three great and very tasty options to make pumpkin drinks at home! I will definitely be making these again and again. In fact, I may be enjoying some Pumpkin Cold Brew as I write this!

🙂 Rochelle

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