Best Pumpkin Spice Latte

courtneyspiceYes, it’s back to school and we all know what that means:  back to Pumpkin Spice latte everywhere. (September 1st) And, when we say everywhere, we’re serious.  It’s like a movement–pumpkin spice hair color, hummus, highlighters,make- up and more.  We’re just going to stick to coffee.  We know coffee.  The rest is a little scary, to be honest.  Here’s our guide to the Best Pumpkin Spice Latte.

 Buy It

Apparently, this year’s pumpkin spice is better than ever, according to


“After revamping the PSL recipe last year, it made sense that the drink could only possibly get better, what with using real pumpkin and all. But what really boosts the PSL this year is the option of using Starbucks’s new almond milk instead of real dairy. The nuttiness of the almond milk enhances the Fall spice blend (consisting of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove) and adds an extra layer of flavor.”Now, this is just the news from Starbucks, and they’re not the only show in town.  Dunkin Donuts released their pumpkin spice latte (otherwise known as PSL) on August 29th and McDonald’s released theirs on August 31st.   What’s the difference?  Who knows!  It’s a matter of taste and proximity.  For the record, DD also has released pumpkin donuts, munchkins and muffins as well as Salted Caramel flavored coffees.

Make It

Now, if you have some time, you can always make your own pumpkin latte, and to be honest, it will save you money and calories if you can make it the healthy way.  We googled easy (#kitchenchallenged) and healthy (#caloriesaddup) and here’s what we came up with: -Scary domain name, but true to the google the recipe is healthy and really easy. I mean you have to break out a pan and a frother, but it doesn’t look hard.  Again, healthy and easy and they added honey into the mix.  We like them because they know that not everyone has an expresso maker; strong coffee works too.

And for all you visual learners here’s a video from Clean and Delicious: (P.S.  Buy the almond milk and save time.)


The pumpkin spice trend is here to stay.  See what you can make of it.  In the meantime, it’s a great fall market and we’ve got the perfect recipe to help you make your move.  Contact us today!  Need a perfect recipe for your mortgage?  Contact Mike Monile!