DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

Sorry Starbucks, but your pumpkin spice latte is too sweet for this girl.

I’m a sucker for pumpkin and spicy this time of year. {Remember this spiced pumpkin dip?} But I can’t deal with going to Starbucks and paying $4.75 for a latte, especially when I only ask for a half pump of the syrup!

Today is just the day to enjoy a latte of this caliber. I had an intense massage this morning, and they basically told me I need to stop working at the computer so much because my neck is bad, like really bad. Of course I know that, but oh the sound effects of pops and cracks were pretty crazy.

I hope you enjoy this pumpkin spice syrup recipe. I think we just may drizzle this over pumpkin pancakes tomorrow morn’.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup
makes 1/2 cup

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tablespoon canned pumpkin

Heat all ingredients over medium heat for 4-5 minutes and sugar is completely dissolved. Don’t boil. Strain the syrup, through a fine mesh sieve. Enjoy!

I make my lattes with a Nespresso, you can’t go wrong with this machine (this was my #1 must have wedding gift!!).. Also, if you live in Orlando, Crate & Barrel at Millennia has this machine for a steal ($150), I was in the store a few hours ago. Go get it! πŸ™‚


  1. Swanky Dietitian says

    I love pumpkin and I love pumpkin spice lattes. I am happy I don't have to spend almost 5 bucks to enjoy one! Thanks for posting! πŸ™‚

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