How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte

I’m excited about my recipes this week.  That doesn’t really tell you all that much since I’m  excited about new recipes every week… but this week I’m particularly excited.  Why is that, you ask? Well,  I loved this week’s recipes.  My husband loved this week’s recipes.  My son loved this week’s recipes.  I hope you love them too.  Today I’m going to show you  How to Make Your Very Own Pumpkin Spice Latte, in the comfort of your own home… without waiting in long lines or shelling out a gazillion pennies.   We’re going to make a “tall” latte, as they say in the coffee world.  You’ll be able to get two regular coffee-cup sized lattes out of this method if you’re willing to share the goods with someone else.

I love Instagram.  I shared this photo the other day on Instagram after making this latte and messing with my Camera + App.  You can do the coolest things with photos on your iPhone.

Anyway, here’s how you make this…

Brew your favorite cup of coffee in your cutest coffee cup.  Strong, if you want a strong coffee flavor in your latte.  We use a single brewer Keurig since we don’t go through pots of coffee at our house.  I just found out recently that you can get one of those K-Cup things if you like to brew with your favorite grounds.

Add pumpkin puree to a half cup of milk.  I used whole milk since I love that rich flavor.  If I were on a diet, like I should be, I’d use nonfat milk.

Add brown sugar…

…and vanilla extract…

…and pumpkin pie spice.  Did you know you can make your own pumpkin pie spice?  See the tips in my recipe below…

Whisk all that good stuff together.

And then put it in the microwave.

One or two minutes later, and your pumpkin milk mixture is hot and frothy and ready for latte – ing.

Pour all of that pumpkin milk into a tallish mug or glass.

Pour your hot cup of coffee in next.

Add a little half & half.

Add a teaspoon of sugar…

…and stir and taste.  Add more sugar if you’d like it sweeter.

Add a little bit of whipped cream (optional, but not really).

Okay, add a lot of whipped cream (it’s better that way).

Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home

And there you go!  No lines, no weird syrups, and perfectly delicious for a chilly fall morning.  See why I was so excited?  Love.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 4 min

Do It Yourself version of Starbuck's delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte...


1/2 cup whole milk

1 tablespoon unsweetened canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup hot brewed, strong coffee
2 tablespoons half & half cream
1 teaspoon granulated white sugar, or more to taste
whipped cream, optional
ground nutmeg


1. In a glass measuring cup or microwave-safe bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, spice and vanilla. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes- watch closely and remove it from the microwave when the milk is hot and frothy.

2. Pour the pumpkin milk into a tall mug or glass. Add hot coffee. Pour in the cream. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Stir, and taste. Add more sugar, if desired.

3. Optional, but oh so good... add whipped cream on top and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Serve immediately!


*Feel free to lighten up the recipe by using nonfat milk and fat-free half & half. It won't be as rich, but it will still give you that yummy pumpkin latte flavor.

*If you don't have pumpkin pie spice in your collection of spices, make your own! Mix equal parts of cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg- and measure from there.


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341 Responses to “How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte”

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — October 10, 2011 @ 3:46 AM

    I make pumpkin spice lattes at home, too. I came up with my own recipe a few weeks back and have been really enjoying it. I love coffee in all, cold, specialty drinks, in desserts, I’d love to win coffee.

    Beautiful pics, too, Lori!

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    Stephanie — October 10, 2011 @ 4:21 AM

    Cool! I’m embarrassed to say I never expected real pumpkin in the recipe…how awesome! I can’t wait to try this.

    I take my daily coffee with one Splenda and skim milk. But what I love most is iced coffee made with milk and a bit of caramel…

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    Katrina — October 10, 2011 @ 4:24 AM

    Mmm a dream come true! Thanks!

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    Nikki — October 10, 2011 @ 4:54 AM

    I like my coffee with chocolate & peppermint creamer. I could drink it year round! This pumpkin spice latte looks yummy too!

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    Kimberly A. — October 10, 2011 @ 5:20 AM

    On a day-to-day basis, I like coffee with a little bit of half and half (so boring- I know). However, on the weekends (in the fall), I treat myself pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks. Once it is winter- I turn to gingerbread lattes. Glad I now know how to make my own pumpkin spice lattes! Thanks!

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    Lisa — October 10, 2011 @ 5:25 AM

    I LOVE Pumpkin lattes when the weather gets cooler! I usually get mine from Panera Bread, but now I will try my hand at making my own. Thanks for the recipe and giveaway!!

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    sam — October 10, 2011 @ 5:27 AM

    I love it with lots of caramel & whipped cream & a few pecans on top! But this I am going to try for sure!!!!

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    kayceebeebee — October 10, 2011 @ 5:33 AM

    In the summertime I like caramel iced coffees and in the cooler/cold seasons I like to try all the different flavors of cream in my home brewed coffee.

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — October 10, 2011 @ 5:35 AM

    Love this! I was thinking about making my own pumpkin spiced latte the other day too.

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    Bella — October 10, 2011 @ 5:42 AM

    Great giveaway and fabulous recipe! I’m thinking that once I try it….this may become my favorite way to drink coffee. :). Thanks!

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    Sunny Stiles — October 10, 2011 @ 6:02 AM

    I like my coffee with sugar and gingerbread flavored creamer. But this pumpkin spiced latte would totally beat out my coffee!

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    Shannon — October 10, 2011 @ 6:07 AM

    Next to the White Chocolate Mocha, the Spiced Pumpkin Latte is my favorite Starbucks drink :) I was so excited to see this post on FB this morning I nearly jumped out of my seat!!

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    K.Lee — October 10, 2011 @ 6:12 AM

    I just love coffee. In any way shape and form. I’ll even reheat old coffee in the microwave if that’s my only option. But in the perfect world, I like my coffee with a hershey kiss in the bottom of the cup, hot coffee then fresh made whipped cream drizzled with butterscotch ice cream syrup. YUM!

    OOO, as a side note. If you love the creamy of half and half but not the fat (or all the extra junk in FF half and half) use FF evaporated milk. Divine!

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    Megan (Running Foodie) — October 10, 2011 @ 6:26 AM

    If it’s coffee, I’ll drink it :)

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    Robin Gossman — October 10, 2011 @ 6:34 AM

    Love this time of year, I’ve made pumpkin lattes in the past, but lost my recipe. Thanks!

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    Jenny Flake — October 10, 2011 @ 6:50 AM

    Wow, love all the fab pictures! If I drank lattes, this would be the first one I went to! Lol :)

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    Maria — October 10, 2011 @ 7:09 AM

    What a treat for fall!

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    Kathy — October 10, 2011 @ 7:17 AM

    Looks delicious…soo gooey. Great photos!

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    Alex — October 10, 2011 @ 7:19 AM

    I love my coffee STRONG with peppermint creamer – I wasn’t able to find peppermint creamer last year so I settled for pumpkin creamer. Super excited to try this recipe, too!

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    Jenna — October 10, 2011 @ 7:22 AM

    This recipe for a pumpkin spice latte looks delish! I love my coffee with lots and lots of skim milk and just a hint of sugar. Sometimes a little sprinkle of cinnamon on top, too :)

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    Michelle Adams — October 10, 2011 @ 7:23 AM

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I adore coffee in any and all forms. In the summer I start my day with an iced coffee and in the winter with a nice warm latte. Mid morning I’ll likely have regular coffee with cream only. On hot summer nights I love a coffee cooler and in the winter I have cafe mochas. I just love them all!

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    Kim (@zurichnee) — October 10, 2011 @ 7:24 AM

    This looks positively delicious! After the pumpkin pie is in the oven I am making one of these! oh yeah….

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    Catherine — October 10, 2011 @ 7:24 AM

    My normal coffee is just plain old (strong) coffee with half and half. I get excited when the Pumpkin Spice Lattes come out, but only because that means that soon my favorite Eggnog Lattes will be hitting Starbucks! (I make ‘em at home, too!)


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    Maddy — October 10, 2011 @ 7:25 AM

    Fantastic! and a great use for any extra pumpkin puree. I will definitely be trying this recipe.

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    Jamie — October 10, 2011 @ 7:26 AM

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love Carmel macchiato but must try this one!

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    Breezy — October 10, 2011 @ 7:26 AM

    I love doing the same thing with chocolate – just melt a square of dark chocolate into the milk with a sprinkle of sugar. You get a rich cup of coffee without the sugar overload. Also great for hot chocolate!

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    Melissa C — October 10, 2011 @ 7:26 AM

    I love my coffee with 1 Splenda and a little milk. but for a special treat, I make pumpkin spice lattes in my crockpot (makes the house smell wonderful and is like a dessert).

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    Carla — October 10, 2011 @ 7:29 AM

    I love coffee! If it’s the weekend, I use my espresso maker for a good latte. If it’s the weekday, I buy freshly roasted ground coffee from a coffee roaster nearby and use the regular drip coffee maker. We have kerig makers at work.

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    gloria — October 10, 2011 @ 7:38 AM

    This pumpkin spice latte look absolutely amazing and delicious ! I love it!! thanks for sharing and Im following you! gloria

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    nicole — October 10, 2011 @ 7:39 AM

    I love iced coffee more than hot coffee. I can drink ice coffee in the middle of the winter and i still love it. I can’t drink black. I like milk or half & half and A LOT of sugar. If BF grabs my drink by mistake he quickly knows since it’s more like chewing than drinking. ha

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    marella — October 10, 2011 @ 7:42 AM

    I love coffee with creamer and sugar — hazelnut creamer is my favorite. For a special treat I love Latte!

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    Shannon B — October 10, 2011 @ 7:44 AM

    In the morning, I just love a cup of dark coffee. As poor college kids, my room mates and I have taken to adding a few shakes of cinnamon into our grounds before brewing—–makes any cheap-o coffee tatse just that much better! But this pumpkin spice latte is going to get made this Satruday for sure!

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    Heidi Collins — October 10, 2011 @ 7:44 AM

    Yummy, pumpkin spice latte sounds very yummy – will have to try that.

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — October 10, 2011 @ 7:45 AM

    Your latte looks great! I drink my coffee black every morning but I love to treat myself to a sweet drink (especially the seasonal ones) at Starbucks when I go.

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    karen s. — October 10, 2011 @ 7:45 AM

    Definitely the pumpkin spice latte!

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    Gina Benedetti — October 10, 2011 @ 7:45 AM

    I take my “get stuff done” coffee black, and my fancy coffee with chocolate and whipped cream!

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    Lindsay @ LindsayInNYC — October 10, 2011 @ 7:48 AM

    I love my coffee any and every way!! Iced in the summer, hot in the winter. Flavored creamer?! Absolutely!! Mmm.

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    Blog is the New Black — October 10, 2011 @ 7:49 AM

    I’m going to try this right now! Even though it’s 80 here today!

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    Amy S. — October 10, 2011 @ 7:49 AM

    I make my own iced coffee at home. Whatever flavor I feel like. It’s usually a mocha though…

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    Katty C — October 10, 2011 @ 7:49 AM

    I love strong coffee with flavored real creamer or half & half. I can’t wait to make the pumpkin latte!!!

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    BJ — October 10, 2011 @ 7:51 AM

    This recipe sounds great! Have to try it! Thanks!!

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    Joleen S. — October 10, 2011 @ 7:54 AM

    I drink my coffee black. But also really like lattes and sweet coffee drinks. I’ve been making my own pumpkin pie lattes here at home as well. Thanks for the chance of winning some great coffee! My husband and I go through lots and lots of it. We hardly know how to function without our coffee in the mornings. :)

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    Tiffany — October 10, 2011 @ 7:56 AM

    french press, black coffee is my fav. + a little Bailey’s on weekend mornings!

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    Linda — October 10, 2011 @ 7:56 AM

    Pumpkin latte is my favorite until winter. Then, it’s peppermint mocha!

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    ashley — October 10, 2011 @ 7:57 AM

    in the fall i love pumpkin spice lattes, in the winter i love raspberry lattes, in the summer i love iced carmel lattes MMMM COFFEEEE

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    Rose — October 10, 2011 @ 7:59 AM

    I like my coffee plain black, but if I get it at a crappy diner at 3AM I will add cream and sugar, because it’s never as good as the kind I brew at home. I cannot wait to make this pumpkin latte, every year I get it at starbucks, but I think I’ll be able to save myself the trip now! Thanks~

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    Kimberly A. — October 10, 2011 @ 8:01 AM

    My husband and I are HUGE Coffee drinkers, we’ll have about 2-3 Venti sized cups a day. We drink it in a variety of ways, usually we’ll go to Starbucks and get a black Iced Coffee, with 3 pumps of White Mocha, and Non-fat milk, and the sugar/salt mixture they have sprinkled on the top. We love it, and it’s super cheap compared to most drinks there. Then we’ll bring the cups home, and recycle them, we make a pot of Coffee, let it cool, and make Iced Coffee of our own. Black Coffee, Ice Cubes, and Creamer (usually sugar free vanilla, but right now it’s Pumpkin Pecan).

    I love the Pumpkin Latte’s from Starbucks, I wish they kept them all year…but now with this recipe I’ll stock up on canned Pumpkin, and I can have it all year! Thank you!

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    Janis Nunez — October 10, 2011 @ 8:03 AM

    I just love reading your posts! :) You always know just what I need! :) My favorite thing to order from Starbucks is a Granda, nonfat, no whip pumpkin spice latte. :) That’s a mouthful…but it’s delicious!!! Thanks for a cheaper way to do it. I have tried other recipes and it’s just not the same, so I am looking forward to this one!

    At home I just put cinnamon plus blend in my coffee grounds for a zing! :)

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    Emily B. — October 10, 2011 @ 8:07 AM

    I made this and I added some brown sugar and maple creamer at the end. It’s my new favorite creamer and this pumpkin latte is amazing!!!

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    Nicole Hammers — October 10, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

    THANK YOU FOR THIS! I’m kind of a pumpkin addict! I’m obsessed with pumpkin flavored coffee and pumpkin lattes. I’m always so sad when Fall is over :(

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    Susan — October 10, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

    I take my regular morning coffee with half and half and sugar – very simple girl I am. But my favorite splurge is a caramel macchiato from Starbucks. My cousin lives in NYC and it’s always on the agenda to get one when I visit him, so when I have one here in CT it makes me think of him. :)

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    Lorna — October 10, 2011 @ 8:10 AM

    looking forward to a few more Pumpkin Spice Lattes this fall since they are now doable at home! One of my favorite chilly weather drinks! Thanks for the recipe and step by step instructions!

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    Donna — October 10, 2011 @ 8:13 AM

    creamy and hot coffee. Love this recipe can’t wait to try it.

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    Judy — October 10, 2011 @ 8:15 AM

    I like mine nonfat and sugar free.

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    Conni — October 10, 2011 @ 8:17 AM

    LOVE Starbucks French Roast! It’s the best coffee I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to try it with a Pumpkin Latte. I’ve been purchasing these Lattes from Whole Foods once a week. Now I can have it at home with my awesome Starbucks coffee!

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    Lynn Graham — October 10, 2011 @ 8:20 AM

    I love this time of year with the Pumkin Spice Coffees. Hot or cold. Thank you for the recipe. I am going to make some up today. Here in Minnesota we have been blessed with great weather and beautiful colors. Taking a break and grabbing my cup of hot Pumkin Spice Coffee and heading outside to enjoy the colors. Blessings!

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    Barb — October 10, 2011 @ 8:20 AM

    I like my coffee with Fat Free French Vanilla but Pumpkin Spice is a fall favorite! I’m already having a hard time finding canned pumpkin though! My local Safeway says it’s going to be hard to get this year! I am now on a mission because I can’t wait to try this recipe!!!

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    Lacey — October 10, 2011 @ 8:23 AM

    I like my coffee sweet and creamy. I am going to try your pumpkin spice recipe. It’s right up my alley!

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    Stacey Kuszak — October 10, 2011 @ 8:27 AM

    I love a pumpkin spice latte! But mostly I just drink my coffee straight up, dark, and by the gallon.

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    Constance Terry — October 10, 2011 @ 8:27 AM

    Wow, does that ever look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing this. ;)

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    Jessica — October 10, 2011 @ 8:36 AM

    I just made this but I added white chocolate creamer instead of 1/2 & 1/2 at the end and Oh My Goodness it’s amazing!!!!

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    Jenny Ulland — October 10, 2011 @ 8:37 AM

    I LOVE pumpkin spice latte! I am definitely going to try your recipe at home!

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    MegK — October 10, 2011 @ 8:42 AM

    I love love love this recipe. Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are like the holidays in a glass for me:) Thanks for this recipe. I am going to try it.

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    Lori Lange — October 10, 2011 @ 8:46 AM

    Order it on Amazon! I did that last year…

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    Michele — October 10, 2011 @ 8:46 AM

    I have a Dolce Gusto machine and like the dark blends and the caramel lattes. It is next to impossible to find the pods though so I have to order them online. Keurig pods are everywhere. I like the cinnamon dolce flavor at Starbucks too.

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    Suzanne — October 10, 2011 @ 8:57 AM

    That looks so delicious!! I love a beautiful cup of coffee every morning. I use a simple French press and generally don’t buy flavored coffees, but have been craving some seasonal coffee lately. Thanks for the recipe and I’d love to win the coffee….thanks Starbucks!

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    Eliana — October 10, 2011 @ 9:06 AM

    This looks like the perfect way to get any day started! So delicious and certainly beats waiting on a long line.

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    Shannon Wells — October 10, 2011 @ 9:06 AM

    I use to drink my coffee with cream and sugar. Now I drink it with a sugar substitute and sugar free syrups. My favorite drink at Starbucks is the Caramel Macchiato…mmmmm

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    Danelle Manship — October 10, 2011 @ 9:25 AM

    I love using my Kuerig coffee maker to make iced coffee.

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    Kim (@zurichnee) — October 10, 2011 @ 9:29 AM

    I knew I wouldn’t have any pumpkin left over but I did have pumpkin pie filling left over – so I used a couple tablespoons of it and continued on as your recipe said. It did the trick in a pinch! Enjoyed every sip!

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    mlj — October 10, 2011 @ 9:30 AM

    i like my coffee semi-strong and i like pumpkin spice lattes!

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    Laura — October 10, 2011 @ 9:43 AM

    I like a tall Starbucks Americana with nonfat steamed milk and two splendas!

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    Amanda — October 10, 2011 @ 9:52 AM

    I’m enjoying my recently-gifted Keurig! I LOVE the pumpkin spice coffee, but my fall favorite has to be a dirty chai – one chai latte, one dark magic. Yummy! I’m excited to try this latte with the pumpkin spice; there’s no such thing as TOO much pumpkin for me. :]

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    Shelia — October 10, 2011 @ 9:56 AM

    I can honestly say I have never tried coffee in forever. What a great way to try it! I would love some pick-me-up in the mornings.

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    Bev Weidner — October 10, 2011 @ 10:05 AM


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    Ashley — October 10, 2011 @ 10:11 AM

    I love all kinds of coffee, especially seasonal themed coffees.

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    Lydia — October 10, 2011 @ 10:18 AM

    I am not a coffee drinker but I love lattes, iced coffee lattes, cappuccino etc. And I like them strong…. weird I know, since I really don’t like coffee by itself. :)

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    Taylor — October 10, 2011 @ 10:26 AM

    caramel macchiatto!

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    Erin in IA — October 10, 2011 @ 10:52 AM

    Hazelnut coffee with a little creamer! Yumm..

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — October 10, 2011 @ 10:53 AM

    I love pumpkin, it’s the coffee I’m not as in love with. Your latte sounds great, looks great…I may just have to make to give it a try myself! My hubby though is a huge coffee drinker and he’d love this great set of grinds :)

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    Pure2raw twins — October 10, 2011 @ 11:15 AM

    i am totally craving this now…fall in a cup!

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    Linda K — October 10, 2011 @ 11:23 AM

    My everyday coffee is black but I love flavored coffee once in a while. In the fall it is pumpkin and in the winter it is peppermint.

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    Cathy T — October 10, 2011 @ 11:48 AM

    I love my coffee with just a hint of light cream. I am looking forward to trying out this recipe, though. I love all things pumpkin.

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    Joanie from CLBB — October 10, 2011 @ 11:52 AM

    Yum, another good way to use some of my hoarded pumpkin, thanks, Lori. I love my (usually) 1-cup-a-day mild roasted Tar Heel Blend coffee (yep, that’s really the name ;-)) with a Tbs of sugar and a Tbs of Organic Valley 1/2 n 1/2. Before I retired and my office could still afford renting a Keurig machine, we had gotten some pumpkin coffee k-cups, very tasty!

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    jeannette — October 10, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

    i love my coffee with lots of frothy milk and sugar. i am a newbie to coffee so black is NOT an option for me LOL. and if starbucks’ brewed coffee gets me one step closer to the stuff they make in their cafe, then i am SO in!! :)

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    Heather Wolford — October 10, 2011 @ 11:56 AM

    Ooh…free coffee…here’s my “how I like my coffee haiku:”

    Bottomless latte
    Warming me throughout the day
    Yum, yum, in my tum.

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    HollySharp — October 10, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

    my favorite coffee is a cafe’ au lait … but i’ll take coffee just about any way i can get it!

    this recipe looks amazing … so excited to try it!

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    Joyce Pack — October 10, 2011 @ 12:14 PM

    This looks great Lori! I was going to also try my own made-up version of this popular drink! Yours looks heavenly! How do I like my coffee? It depends what time of day it is. In the morning I like it black and Folgers will do just fine. In the afternoon, I like a half a cup of something a little stronger with a tiny bit of sweetness to it.
    I also do very much enjoy the Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks but only for a rare treat. Little bit too sweet for my taste. :)

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    Denise — October 10, 2011 @ 12:19 PM

    This time of year I like pumpkin coffee in the afternoon to warm up so this latte looks fabulous. Other than that just a little sprinkling of cinnamon on my coffee puts it over the edge.

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    Kristin — October 10, 2011 @ 12:22 PM

    I love mine with lots and LOTS of caramel!! ;) Can’t wait to try this version at home!

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    Kami — October 10, 2011 @ 12:24 PM

    I LOVE coffee. Especially – mocha and carmel flavored coffee. Those are absolutely delicious!

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    Kari — October 10, 2011 @ 12:34 PM

    I love coffee. I’ll splurge on a latte once a week or so but everyday it’s dark roast with cream.

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    Kim — October 10, 2011 @ 2:05 PM

    This sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing! I love the idea of making this without flavored syrups and whatever other “junk” the coffee shops put in them. Can’t wait to make this…

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    Tara (My Pretty Pink Mixer) — October 10, 2011 @ 2:07 PM

    I get so excited every year when Starbucks brings out their holiday drink specials and the holiday red cups! My favorite is definitely their Gingerbread Latte!

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    Helene — October 10, 2011 @ 2:25 PM

    Yummo, thank you for the recipe. I am excited to try it out!

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    MommaMac — October 10, 2011 @ 2:36 PM

    I’m a lazy girl, and make my pumpkin lattes by heating and frothing 1 tablespoon of Coffeemate Pumpkin Spice Creamer in my coffee cup, then topping it off with regular coffee. Cheap and delicious!

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    Tisha — October 10, 2011 @ 2:36 PM

    I drink my coffee with a little cream and splenda. I do love a mocha frapp on special occasions!~

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    Sue Blake — October 10, 2011 @ 3:04 PM

    I love some French vanilla creamer in a large mug.

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    Mandy — October 10, 2011 @ 3:15 PM

    This sounds absolutley wonderful!! I WILL be making this tomorrow morning YUM. I love my coffee with french vanilla creamer. walmart has this cinnamon creamer though it’s amazing too! I would LOVE to win the coffee so sign me up! thanks :D

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    Jen — October 10, 2011 @ 3:55 PM

    This time of year, I love getting pumpkin spice lattes! But in general, I love my coffee with lots of milk (and a generous helping of sugar-free pie syrup)

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    Nelly Rodriguez — October 10, 2011 @ 4:06 PM

    How do I NOT love coffee?! LOL, Okay, I don’t do the low fat milk thing ever, but other than that, I drink about 4-5 cups a day and love it black with raw sugar. When I need a treat, I stir VIA into hot milk. SOooo good!

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    Sheri Almond — October 10, 2011 @ 4:11 PM

    Triple, Venti Toffee Nut

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    TiffH — October 10, 2011 @ 4:22 PM

    I love the pumpkin spice latte in the fall, one of my faves, the rest of the year carmel macchiato, or an iced coffe in the heat of the summer, with vanilla or carmel sryup.

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    Nicole — October 10, 2011 @ 4:34 PM

    Love me some pumpkin anything. Thanks for posting this recipe im so excited to try it. And this is totally Dave ramsey budget approved!!!!

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    Bianca — October 10, 2011 @ 5:04 PM

    I love my coffee with milk, sugar, and cocoa powder.

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    Sue — October 10, 2011 @ 5:16 PM

    Love this. I’m going to make it when my daughter comes to visit this week.

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    Staceyk — October 10, 2011 @ 5:19 PM

    I love my coffee warm and creamy tasting. My favorite is peppermint mocha, but the pumpkin spice looks amazing!

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    Elle Hyson — October 10, 2011 @ 5:21 PM

    first thing in the morning black straight up – in the afternoon while the weather is still warm iced coffee (made with coffee ice cubes) and heavy cream.

    Last week I had a pumpkin spice latte at Panera and can still taste it – now I can make my own – thanks a lot for such a wonderful recipe!

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    Stacey — October 10, 2011 @ 5:25 PM

    When I’m out, my favorite coffee is cappuccinos, but at home I like Coffeemate’s white chocolate & caramel creamer!

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    Cindy — October 10, 2011 @ 5:28 PM

    LOVE <3 LOVE <3 LOVE <3 Pumpkin Lattes, will definitely try this on the morning!!! I have made many of your recipes they have all been GREAT, I am sure this one won't disappoint! :)

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    Monica N. — October 10, 2011 @ 5:36 PM

    I can’t drink any milk except for skim…and anyone who has ever tried making a coffee with skim milk, knows it’s just sad lol. It doesn’t make your coffee lighter, so I heat up half a mug of skim in the microwave for about a minute, that makes it slightly thicker so that when you add coffee to it, it’s like having a latte because it’s slightly frothy on top too!

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    Lisa — October 10, 2011 @ 5:54 PM

    I love my coffee with cream and splenda. I just love pumpkin flavored anything,

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    Katie — October 10, 2011 @ 6:14 PM

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! What a delightful way to spend an Autumn morning!! XO

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    Kris M — October 10, 2011 @ 6:26 PM

    I like my coffee with cream and/or french vanilla

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    Kath — October 10, 2011 @ 6:52 PM

    I am a 2% no foam latte lover – and can make them at home since my husband figured out an espresso machine paid for itself pretty quickly! But I do love Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice lattes – can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Amanda — October 10, 2011 @ 6:55 PM

    I like my coffee… seasonally appropriate! Right now I am loving my morning cup with some sweetened condensed milk OR with regular milk + maple syrup. yummy!

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    Jachel — October 10, 2011 @ 7:22 PM

    I like my coffee with cream and I like it nice and strong.

    I’ll be stocking up on pumpkin tonight.

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    Crystal — October 10, 2011 @ 7:22 PM

    I had never seen your website until I clicked on a friend’s link tonight. I count down the days until Starbucks has their pumpkin spice lattes. Last fall I was pregnant & was excited when my husband would occasionally surprise me with the decaf version. I cannot wait to try your recipe! It looks delicious!

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    Lydia — October 10, 2011 @ 7:41 PM

    omg. I love Pumpkin Spice lattes! Can’t wait to make this! If I’m at home I drink my coffee black. If I go to a coffee shop I usually get something with way too many calories like a pumpkin spice latte! :)

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    vballer — October 10, 2011 @ 8:09 PM

    kona coffee..vienna roast.
    mmmm…soo good!

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    Karen U — October 10, 2011 @ 8:25 PM

    I like my coffee flavored and my fave is Dunkin Donuts Vanilla. Nothing added, thank you. But, I do have a little bit of leftover pumpkin puree and this recipe looks mighty tempting. Thanks!!

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    BerniG — October 10, 2011 @ 8:27 PM

    I’m a venti caramel latte gal, but I do love a pumpkin spice latte too:)

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    Andrea S21 — October 10, 2011 @ 8:32 PM

    OMG . . . I can’t wait to try this out! I love my coffee in the form of Caramel Macchiattos or Pumpkin Pie Spice . . . I love a traditional Vanilla Latte or once in a great while a Peppermint Mocha hits the spot!! Hope to win some coffee . . . can’t wait to try your recipe!! Thanks so much!!

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    Kristen — October 10, 2011 @ 8:37 PM

    Will DEFINITELY be making this tomororw AM!

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    Shaun — October 10, 2011 @ 8:38 PM

    I am pretty particular with my coffee. My regular coffee is light with a splenda. If it is made right, I will drink it from really hot to room temp to cold. My two favorite flavored coffees are Pumpkin and Blueberry. Have only purchased these and made at home as regular coffee (no latte, frappe etc…) You got me at Pumpkin Latte! We are having a slight heat wave in the Northeast right now, but as soon as the fall chill sets in I’ll be trying out your recipe.

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    Lauren — October 10, 2011 @ 8:41 PM

    I am loving that clear cup! So fun!

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    Amy — October 10, 2011 @ 9:13 PM

    My fav is sugar free hazelnut creamer w/ my coffee @ home. Otherwise I love chai latte. This recipe looks amazing & so easy. Can’t wait to make it.

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    Stephanie — October 10, 2011 @ 9:25 PM

    My most common drink is plain, scalding hot latte. But once in a great while I can’t resist a whipped-cream-on-top kind of hot coffee drink…………..and this one looks like the perfect one. My favorite thing about it? The REAL pumpkin puree you used! So, it’s a tiny bit nutritious, too!

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    Kristen — October 10, 2011 @ 9:50 PM

    I drink some type of coffee everyday. Normally it’s just plain coffee with a splash of creamer (my favorites are vanilla caramel or chocolate raspberry). But sometimes I like a mocha. The place by my office has the best mochas – they put espresso in the whipped cream!

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    Tommie — October 10, 2011 @ 10:11 PM

    I like my coffee in my cupcakes! :-D

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    Jennifer — October 10, 2011 @ 10:29 PM

    Gingerbread Latte…my fav every December when they come back!!!

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    Jen — October 10, 2011 @ 10:34 PM

    My absolute favorite concoction is an eggnog latte! It’s a tad early, but really the season is just around the corner, so I’m already dreaming of it….YUM!!

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    Amy — October 10, 2011 @ 11:27 PM

    I had a fireball latte at, of all places, the coffee shop in the hospital while my daughter was having surgery. It was awesome (and the surgery went smoothly too!).

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    Diane Vandermast — October 10, 2011 @ 11:36 PM

    I’ll probably disqualify myself by admitting this, but I’m a confirmed tea drinker, and rarely drink coffee. I love to experiment with chai and other tea recipes, and will definitely try this pumpkin one. I have lots of coffee-loving friends and relatives, and would love to win the Starbucks assortment and have a tasting party for them.

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    Angela Peterson — October 11, 2011 @ 12:49 AM

    of course my all time favorite is the pumpkin spiced latte! fall can never get here fast enough. thanks to recipes like yours, i can enjoy them year round! runner up is just good old fashioned plain coffee, with a bit of cream! thanks for all of your fantastic recipes!!!!

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    Tricia — October 11, 2011 @ 2:25 AM

    Unfortunately, Starbucks left my world after I lost my job! Once in a while a friend does treat me and the pumpkin latte is my favorite! With your receipe I can repay many friends. Txs! Yum!

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    patintx — October 11, 2011 @ 3:14 AM

    Cold brew coffee concentrate….iced with low fat milk, sweetener, and a splash of fat free half and half…..and I’m in heaven!

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    Mary Anne Perlmutter — October 11, 2011 @ 3:43 AM

    I love my coffee in a large polish pottery mug. I enjoy all flavors of coffee with a big dose of coffee creamer.

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    Emily — October 11, 2011 @ 5:02 AM

    I like making my own Pumpkin Spice Lattes at home, my own adaptation of other recipes that I’ve seen around the web. If I’m going to a coffeehouse though, I love a good fat free (skinny) latte with sugar free flavored syrup! (chocolate, if they have it)

    Love your recipes!

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    Kristine — October 11, 2011 @ 5:07 AM

    I love the new almond joy creamer in my coffee!! Yum.

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    Margie Visnick — October 11, 2011 @ 5:17 AM

    Oh, this sounds yummy!! I like my coffee “fancy” so this is perfect for me!!

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    Kim W. — October 11, 2011 @ 5:28 AM

    I just like a really good coffee flavor with some sweetener and evaporated milk!

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    Val — October 11, 2011 @ 5:30 AM

    I like my coffee blackand I also enjoy a mocha latte, yummm!!

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    Sharon Haertling — October 11, 2011 @ 5:56 AM

    I take coffee black, if it is medium or light roast, and with splenda and cream if it’s dark roast. But my favorite, secret weakness is McDonald’s caramel frappe’. Can’t wait to try the pumpkin latte.

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    Shauna — October 11, 2011 @ 5:57 AM

    I love pumpkin spice lattes! I can’t wait to try this recipe. And I take my coffee hot woth a splash of vanilla coffee creamer. Yum!

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    Debbie — October 11, 2011 @ 6:10 AM

    I like my french roast coffee hot with real cream. If I am craving a fru-fru coffee I like vanilla or pumpkin lattes. Made at home of course.

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    Jennalee Z — October 11, 2011 @ 6:24 AM

    This looks delicious!!! I love any latte, cappuccino, frappuccino, etc. Especially the special flavors, they all taste delicious! The more fattening indgredients, the better! ;)

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    Mary — October 11, 2011 @ 6:27 AM

    I love my Starbucks, I am a cinnamon dolce fan!

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    Ashley — October 11, 2011 @ 6:27 AM

    I love my coffee any way I can get it!

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    susan baldner — October 11, 2011 @ 6:29 AM

    I love my coffee strong and I love pumpkin spice latte, I am going to try this with sugar free ingredients!!

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    Ashley — October 11, 2011 @ 6:44 AM

    I drink WAY too much coffee. I may be addicted. I take mine with skim and a packet of splenda. Boring, i know.

    But, I love to splurge on a Starbucks skinny vanilla latte. Delicious :)

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    Erin — October 11, 2011 @ 6:45 AM

    I love coffee plain – nothing added

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    Dianne Nanney — October 11, 2011 @ 6:57 AM

    My grandmothers would fix me coffee when I was little with more milk and sugar than coffee :) I still cannot drink coffee black but I use more coffee than milk or sugar:) anxious to try this pumpkin latte. HAPPY FALL!

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    MichelleH — October 11, 2011 @ 7:00 AM

    I love the pumpkin spice latte. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe to make it at home. My newest fave is salted caramel mocha. Oh.yum! Plain, iced, is perfect for a summer morning at the park. Really, there isn’t a way I won’t drink coffee. lol

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    glenna — October 11, 2011 @ 7:10 AM

    made it and loved it. of course i can’t have it in both of my morning coffees, but i love the second cup!

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    Linda — October 11, 2011 @ 7:17 AM

    I love my coffee with half and half, a packet of no cal sweetener and a dash of cinnamon.

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    Denae — October 11, 2011 @ 7:23 AM

    Cold pressed iced coffee is my favorite. Sweetened and with a splash of milk. Perfection!

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    Rose — October 11, 2011 @ 7:26 AM

    I like my coffee hot or cold, flavored or not. Always with creme and Splenda

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    Elliott — October 11, 2011 @ 7:28 AM

    My wife tells me she married me for my coffee…and really, it’s one of the best things I do. I have perfected the use of the french press. What’s important: water temperature (and water quality), coarseness of the grounds, ground-to-water ratio, the amount of stirs, and the length of steeping.

    There is no alternative to a great cup of french-pressed coffee!

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    judy jursch — October 11, 2011 @ 7:37 AM

    I loves me some cofffee! I love it on a hot day, I love it on a cold day, I love it on ANY kind of day! I generally like to keep it simple…black with a little sprinkle of Truvia but would LOVE to try some new flavors. This giveaway is SPECTACULAR!!

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    Margie — October 11, 2011 @ 7:44 AM

    Love my k-cups – black; but I am anxious to try the Pumpkin Spice Latte!

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    Kristin — October 11, 2011 @ 7:54 AM

    I like iced coffees with almond milk and some sugar free vanilla syrup

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    Christine — October 11, 2011 @ 8:13 AM

    I love coffee any which way I can get it!!! Pumpkin lattes are my all time favorite….my girlfriends and I are marathoning moms and we LOVE a pumpkin coffee after our long runs!!! Thanks for sharing a penny pinching way to enjoy what we love!!! And The Mommies On The Run thank you, too :)

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    Megan — October 11, 2011 @ 8:34 AM

    From October thru December I love all the seasonal creamers are out in the stores! Coconut coffee from DD rocks too…with a little half/half & sugar, thank you very much!

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    cgh — October 11, 2011 @ 9:13 AM

    thanks for the recipe and please enter me in the contest. i like espresso (Nespresso machine), Starbucks, and specialty drinks like Pumpkin latte and the new salted caramel mocha at Starbucks.

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    helen — October 11, 2011 @ 9:44 AM

    Starbuck’s Peppermint Mocha is my favorite liquid indulgence!

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    Lisa G — October 11, 2011 @ 9:50 AM

    I made this today and I loved it! Thank you so much!
    I love coffee anyway but black. Hot with cream and sugar, iced, blended, in ice cream, you name it. Right now my favorite is Starbucks salted caramel mocha! If you figure this one out PLEASE let me know!

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    Nicole L — October 11, 2011 @ 11:26 AM

    I prefer iced coffee — I use the method from the Pioneer Woman – with a little non-fat milk :)

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    Ashley — October 11, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

    Pick me Please! :)

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    Wendy — October 11, 2011 @ 12:13 PM

    Your recipes sound so yummy! I would love it if you could include the nutritional information with them. That way I can decide how much of a treat I can allow myself to eat. Sometimes I’ll splurge and sometimes I’d be more careful depending on the recipe.

    Thanks a million,


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    Rebecca — October 11, 2011 @ 1:05 PM

    I like my coffee with fat free milk and splenda… trying not to make it too decadent a drink.

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    Sara B — October 11, 2011 @ 1:38 PM

    I love all sorts of coffee as long as it is strong! I used to only drink freshly ground and only directly from coffee houses never from a grocery store. I was a coffee snob!! But I’m much more frugal now. I will drink whatever coffee that is on sale at the store. Not that I don’t prefer others but saving money tastes better than the best tasting coffee! :) So I would love to win esp. since I’ve had pretty sorry coffee lately.

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    Stephanie Thomason — October 11, 2011 @ 1:45 PM

    I love pumpkin anything!!! Especially a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks! In the fall I always by the pumpkin spice creamer & add it to my coffee. Delicious!! Drinking a cup as I type. Have you ever made pumpkin muffins…easy recipe…1 spice cake box & a can of pumpkin…mix those 2 ingredients only! And bake in a mini muffin pan for about 10 mins. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!

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    Brittany Cake — October 11, 2011 @ 2:43 PM

    My favorite coffee drink is Starbucks double tall non fat latte with toffee nut, so yummy! Pumpkin spice lattes come in at a close second though. I will definitly be making this recipe tomorrow morning!

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    Hairett Lee — October 11, 2011 @ 2:49 PM

    I love my coffee with tons of sugar, cream, and milk but I actually don’t drink coffee until it starts getting cold because I love the hot coffee and sitting at home watching movies. <3

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    Janelle — October 11, 2011 @ 3:00 PM

    Can’t wait to try it!

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    Diane — October 11, 2011 @ 3:32 PM

    Oh Wow that looks Amazing!
    I can’t wait to make it.
    I love my Coffee’s with lots of flavor and sweenter and cream !
    I have a feeling this recipe will be a Hugh hit :)

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    Melody B — October 11, 2011 @ 3:50 PM

    I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes and can’t wait to try one out at home.

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    sara — October 11, 2011 @ 4:21 PM

    i love it with lots of sugar and lots of cream

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    susitravl — October 11, 2011 @ 4:35 PM

    I am one of those people that spends a gazillion pennies on PSL’s at Starbucks. Making my own will put a dent in their profits. Oh – but I will still buy their coffee to make them, so maybe they will be OK.

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    Sarah Werner — October 11, 2011 @ 5:47 PM

    I love my coffee all sorts of ways, one of my favs though IS a pumpkin spcie latte from Starbucks, so thank you for this recipe!! I would love to win some Starbucks coffee! :)

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    christylemon — October 11, 2011 @ 6:12 PM

    Can’t wait to try this latte. My morning joe is black with a touch of half n half. Fav coffee drink splurge is Starbucks iced mocha with lots of whipped cream. Hey, I am truly splurging!


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    Amy O — October 11, 2011 @ 7:55 PM

    I can’t wait to try this. I LOVE pumpkin spice lattes. My husband will love it even more if it turns out to be a hit since it will save major dollars. Thanks again.

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    Chelsea L — October 11, 2011 @ 8:10 PM

    Love pumpkin flavor, can’t wait to try this! In the summer I like Dunkin Donuts’ coconut iced coffee and in the winter I prefer peppermint creamer in my coffee. And of course pumpkin in the fall:)

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    Charlotte Ferreux — October 11, 2011 @ 8:19 PM

    I love this recipe and blog…I posted it on my community foodie blog. Hope you can come check it out

    Also, feel free to post you’re recipes or you’re favourite foodie tips on it whenever you like!

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    Margaret — October 11, 2011 @ 9:01 PM

    Yes! The pumpkin spice latte is on the menu tomorrow! Tis the season! My usual is 4 shots espresso(hey, I’ve got kids at home with me!) , steamed frothed milk, sugar. If I get a bit crazy and I’ve remembered all the items on the grocery list then I get whipped cream! I go light in the afternoon and only have a double with a drizzle of carmel.

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    Felicia — October 11, 2011 @ 9:23 PM

    My favorite coffee drink is white chocolate mocha. I will try this recipe this fall. Great blog!!! Found it for the first time tonight!!!

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    Maria — October 11, 2011 @ 9:49 PM

    I make my own version of these using canned pumpkin and Epicure Pumpkin Pie spice; however I do like that you use brown sugar. I will definitely try next time. Love love Starbucks coffee! I usually have a brewed coffee in the morning and treat myself to a skinny latte a couple time a week (cinnamon dolce is my favorite)

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    GG — October 12, 2011 @ 12:57 AM

    How timely to find your recipe…. my favorite fall latte (from Starbucks)! Now I can save a few bucks and make my own… thanks!

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    mtk48 — October 12, 2011 @ 3:39 AM

    I want my pumpkin spice latte and I want it now! Luckily, I can do that, thanks to your recipe. Thanks!

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    LisaLou — October 12, 2011 @ 3:42 AM

    I love my coffee in an IV!!!! I love most coffees and can’t wait to try this today:D Thanks for sharing!

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    Laurel — October 12, 2011 @ 4:45 AM

    I always feel like a prima donna ordering it but my favorite seasonal coffee is the salted caramel frappacino without whipped cream and using skim milk…it brings out the coffee flavor a lot more

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    Amanda — October 12, 2011 @ 5:43 AM

    Great recipe – can’t wait to give it a try! I think my favorite is a good flavored coffee (hazelnut or amaretto are the best!) with way too much creamer. Mmmm.

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    Francesca — October 12, 2011 @ 6:49 AM

    The only coffee I truly love is a medium regular coffee from Tim Horton’s with 3 creams and 3 splendas. Pure perfection! Other than that, I absolutely love Panera’s Caramel Latte or regular Latte….or Starbucks’ Caramel Macchiato or Skinny Vanilla Latte.

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    ReginaAnne — October 12, 2011 @ 7:39 AM

    Coffee Milk – 1/2 cup strong coffee, 2 Tbsp Chocolate Mocha coffee creamer, 1/2 cup 2% milk, crushed ice. Pour milk, mocha creamer over ice in a tall insulated glass, add coffee — enjoy! A low-calorie yummy drink that keeps me away from the snacks in the breakroom at work !!
    PS – will definitely be trying the Pumpkin Latte – sounds delish

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    Joni — October 12, 2011 @ 8:23 AM

    Gonna try this recipe for sure; but trying to stay away from dairy and white sugar. Think I’ll modify recipe to use Almond Milk and Maple Syrup; everything else will work. I’ll have to let you know how it turns out. Love the real pumpkin in the recipe (adds fiber). Thanks for sharing this recipe! A winner for sure.

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    Ashley — October 12, 2011 @ 8:45 AM

    With LOTS of half and half! Yum! This recipe looks delightful!

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    Dawn C. — October 12, 2011 @ 9:14 AM

    I have to tell you… this was DELICIOUS! I was SO excited when I first saw the recipe yesterday! I couldn’t wait to make it this morning!! I was even late to work because I just HAD to make this today (note to readers: it’s not time consuming, but does need a few more minutes than a normal cup of coffee). It’s SO much better than Starbucks, IMO. I used vanilla almond soy milk and sugar free vanilla creamer instead of half-half. THANK YOU for the deliciousness and saving me $4.00+ on a cup of coffee!! :)

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    Carol — October 12, 2011 @ 9:41 AM

    This is a wonderful Recipe!

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    Lily — October 12, 2011 @ 9:59 AM

    I like my coffee with lots of cream and sugar :D

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    RD — October 12, 2011 @ 11:53 AM

    Thanks so much! Just had my first one yesterday (and my second one today). Better to get a recipe than become a frequent Starbucks-er.

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    Emily — October 12, 2011 @ 2:40 PM

    Mmm! This sounds delightful! I just made my own pumpkin puree a few nights ago, and if you’re up for this you should really try doing it yourself, no more searching shelves for over priced cans of pumpkin! I bought a nice sweet pumpkin, it was actually a green gord I can’t remember the name of it (I chose organic because I find they are so much more flavorful!) and I cut that bad boy in half and roasted flesh side down at 400 degrees until it was soft, pulled it out of the oven and pureed it in my food processor. Boy! I’m telling you the flavor difference is insane! I payed 7 dollars for my pumpkin and got 9 cups of puree out of it! Its so sweet and fresh and freezes really well. I just separated it into 1 cup increments and put those in baggies and froze them.

    I have an breville espresso machine I scored at goodwill for 23 dollars, it was broken at the time but my hubby cracked that bad boy open and fixed it. Now I have the most incredible espresso everyday! I enjoy iced americanos and spiced soy lattes very much! I’m also a cappucino girl. What can I say I’m a barista at heart, I mean I AM from Oregon! But now that I saw this lovely recipe I think I am going to have to pull one of those zip loc bags out and defrost it and treat my hubby to a fall delight. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    glenda — October 12, 2011 @ 3:02 PM

    I love this idea I’m always doing things with coffee and i love pumpkin so the idea of making it at home comes with great pleasure :D love mine with strong coffee flavor and whole milk too :D

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    sharonjo — October 12, 2011 @ 7:22 PM

    I’ve never attempted making latte at home, but you’ve made it look pretty simple–and delicious! I like my coffee with cream, no sugar. Thanks!

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    Krista E — October 12, 2011 @ 8:02 PM

    I like Italian or French Roast…the darker the better plus a bit of steamed milk!

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    Cheryl — October 12, 2011 @ 8:43 PM

    I love all the seasonal drinks at Starbucks including the much anticipated Pumpkin Spice Latte. Thanks for the tip, will be trying this weekend. I also love the Vias from Starbucks at home with half and half, it makes a latte effect.

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    Donna — October 12, 2011 @ 11:39 PM

    Coffee is The Nectar of the Gods!!! I enjoy it an time of the day or night…And thank heavens for fall & the PSL…I wait all year to savor that first cup knowing fall has finally arrived!

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    Jo Ann — October 13, 2011 @ 5:09 AM

    I haven’t tried this yet but this weekend it is a must. We love to make latte and espresso at home. Thank you for the recipe. Just reading it makes me know it will be delicious.

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    Mary — October 13, 2011 @ 6:29 AM

    Dark, rich coffee with flavored creamer – a different one for each day of the week. I like variety!

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    Ali Robinson — October 13, 2011 @ 7:40 AM

    The coffee I drink, depends on my mood. I love love love caramel lattes, iced pumpkin spice coffee, and coffee with vanilla creamer. :)

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    Joella Sommerhauser — October 13, 2011 @ 7:57 AM

    This sounds so good…I will definitely have to try it! I love rich, bold coffee with a flavored creamer…lately I’ve been using cinnamon bun and italian sweet cream flavored creamers.

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    Kelly — October 13, 2011 @ 8:02 AM

    Pumpkin spiced latte is one of my favorite ways to enjoy coffee. Thanks for the recipe! I think I’ll have to go and make one right now :)…

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    Holly — October 13, 2011 @ 8:07 AM

    I am so excited to try this recipe, I am a basic black coffee drinker most of the time, maybe a little milk, but when the pumpkin spice latte is available I cannot get enough!!

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    Pamela — October 13, 2011 @ 8:08 AM

    I’m making one of these the minute I get home! Thanks for the recipe!

    I like my cappuccinos with caramel or vanilla and a dash of cinnamon on top. OR a shot of espresso in a chai latte for what is known as a “dirty chai”. YUM.

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    Aprile — October 13, 2011 @ 8:13 AM

    I like my coffee hot, creamy and sweet – any flavor, any combo, any size! Definitely trying this recipe today! Thanks!

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    Dusty Hubbard — October 13, 2011 @ 8:19 AM

    I like my coffee with tons of sugar and creamer. It’s more of a dessert than a coffee when I get through with it!!

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    Tabitha — October 13, 2011 @ 8:21 AM

    I love my morning cup of Joe so much that it is almost a ritual for me. I like a medium roast, with one packet of sweet n low and about a tablespoon of a liquid, flavored creamer. I switch of the creams to keep it intresting! It makes the drive to work so much more enjoyable :)

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    Rosa — October 13, 2011 @ 9:11 AM

    I love my coffee so many ways! Black with a splash of cream, frozen with a bit of caramel, mixed half and half with steamed milk and a taste of gingerbread, and definitely purchased from Starbucks as a pumpkin spice latte! Mmm I need to go brew some coffee now :)

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    Pam-OnTheGoMom — October 13, 2011 @ 9:37 AM

    I made this Pumpkin Spice Latte for my sweet husband and our 2 children. They Love LoVE LOVED it! Of course I used Starbucks French roast for that great coffee taste. We visit Starbucks about once a week and I love a good Starbucks Latte whenever I can get one. Thanks for developing the recipe. soooo yum.

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    Maria — October 13, 2011 @ 9:53 AM

    It’s dreary outside so this sounds like a great pick me up!

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    Ingrid Duncan — October 13, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

    Recipe sounds fantastic! I love my coffee strong with cream and truvia…lattes are my favorite! Thank you!

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    Hannah Mergler — October 13, 2011 @ 10:43 AM

    While coffee is very much a necessity I still try to this “daily staple” as a little treat that helps me start my day off right. Depending on the season I like it iced, spiced, warm, sugared, creamed, flavored, etc. On days where I find myself in need of an extra pick me up I add a dollop whipped cream..a few calories are undeniably worth starting your day on the right foot! I also live by the philosophy that if it’s homemade it’s good for you so If the coffee shop makes their whipped cream from scratch I am obligated to ALWAYS say yes!

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    Sherri McDonald — October 13, 2011 @ 10:56 AM

    I love this time of year. I usually spend endless money at “Starbucks” buying the pumpkin spice latte. What a terrific, delicious cost effective alternative and I can keep my “fivebucks” in my pocket. Outstanding…..

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    eric — October 13, 2011 @ 10:57 AM

    referred here from ziplist, love the idea of this, gonna try it tomorrow.


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    Chris — October 13, 2011 @ 11:19 AM

    Don’t care for the taste of coffee – anyone have a recipe for a similar drink without coffee? Love pumpkin though!!!

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    Bonner — October 13, 2011 @ 11:23 AM

    I like NON-Fat lattes when I drink them. I LOVE ANYTHING related in the “squash” Family MOST of all PUMPKIN!! Yum!

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    Nicole Romero — October 13, 2011 @ 11:34 AM

    The stronger the better! I like to start with a cup of espresso blend coffee brewed extra strong with the “strong brew” feature on my coffee maker. I warm my fat free half and half, add whatever flavorings I’m in the mood for as well as some splenda and then stir it all together. Paired with a piece of warm pumpkin spice bread in the fall it’s TO LIVE FOR! I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks.

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    Mary — October 13, 2011 @ 11:55 AM

    Regular morning coffee – black. Afternoon and evening coffee – flavored, sweet and light.

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    Judith Baer — October 13, 2011 @ 12:04 PM

    Oh my coffee, pumpkin, whipped cream what more can you ask for. I have been enjoying Starbucks coffee for years. I will be serving Pumpkin Latte’s this afternoon to my girlfriends. We all be having whipped cream mustaches, and smiles. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Pauli — October 13, 2011 @ 12:23 PM

    I love Starbucks mild blend coffee with 1/2 & 1/2 and Splenda, but also love specialty coffee drinks like Pumpkin Spice Lattes! I can’t wait to try the Salted Caramel Mocha.

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    Joanna — October 13, 2011 @ 1:20 PM

    Try the Vanilla Bean Frappaccino with a shot of the pumpkin spice! Yummy and a great alternative for kids or people who don’t want/like the espresso but want the fall flavor. My daughter loved it! I will definitely be making this pumpkin spice latte with the cinnamon roll pancakes this weekend.Thanks!!

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    Wendy — October 13, 2011 @ 2:48 PM

    I am falling in love with starting with a base of Starbucks Via……that way I can enjoy Starbucks without leaving the house. The simpliest that I also do a lot is to mix Via with 2 parts water, 1 part milk, French Vanilla coffee creamer to taste. I’m going to have to make this Pumpkin Spice Latte VERY soon!!
    I’d love to win this basket so I could do more experimenting!

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    ShelleyBakes — October 13, 2011 @ 4:55 PM

    My favorite drink is a caramel macchiato from Starbucks. :) I try different drinks all the time, but nothing beats my favorite.

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    Tanya — October 13, 2011 @ 5:22 PM

    I absolutely LOVE fall for many reasons. Pumpkin spice lattes being one of them. It’s my favoritist coffee drink in the whole wide world. Nothing beats a hot steaming cup of sweet creamy comfort on a crisp Autumnal morning.

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    Jacque — October 13, 2011 @ 5:23 PM

    I like decaf coffee with lots of nutmeg!

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    Cassandra — October 13, 2011 @ 6:40 PM

    I love Starbucks coffee and hot chocolate – my coffee I like strong with half and half!

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    marcy — October 13, 2011 @ 8:17 PM

    I love regular coffee with sugar and half n half. Yum!

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    Treece — October 13, 2011 @ 9:58 PM

    You get added fiber!!! How cool is that? Love the pics I’m drooling and I want one stat!!

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    Keren — October 14, 2011 @ 4:57 AM

    PURE Yum! I did have to catch myself several times thinking- you night 2 pumpkins specially to purée just to make a coffee? ( I’m in the UK- we don’t do canned purée in the shops!). But boy, was this worth it, even making the pumpkin spice! I shall be blogging about this later. Thanks, thankyou and ta for this superb recipe. My kitchen is in a state but I am supremely happy!! x

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    Jen — October 14, 2011 @ 6:58 AM

    I love my one cup Keurig coffee maker – it brews a perfectly hot and strong cup of coffee! And I tend not to overindulge in too much coffee, one cup is Just what I need in the morning!

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    Chrisi — October 14, 2011 @ 7:09 AM

    Ohhh, yummy. I like my coffee with cream and a little sugar. As the air chills, coffee just seems to taste just a little better. :o)

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    Nancy B — October 14, 2011 @ 9:09 AM

    Not a straight coffee drinker, but I liked lattes and such. My current favorite is a skinny vanilla latte.

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    Erin — October 14, 2011 @ 9:09 AM

    I love my coffee in many ways, but my standard is plain black coffee, preferably a dark roast. I do love pumpkin spice lattes and this recipe looks delicious! I also love chai with shots of espresso in it for a perfect fall coffee beverage.

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    Manette Gutterman — October 14, 2011 @ 9:13 AM

    I love my coffee a dark roast with half & half as well as sugar. Yummy!

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    Penney Vachon — October 14, 2011 @ 9:52 AM

    This recipe just turned me into a Recipe Girl reader! I am subscribing and then trying this out!! YUM. And by the way, who wouldn’t want to win coffee?? Count me in!

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    Nikelle Rose — October 14, 2011 @ 11:32 AM

    Coffee is one of those drinks that I reserve for special occasions — usually it’s my drink for after a realllly yummy dinner or wedding, when catching up with dear friends, or when I am having sweet quiet time with my Bible and some worship music.
    (does that count for how I “take” my coffee?)

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    Lisa Brown — October 14, 2011 @ 12:09 PM

    OMG…I am at Starbuck’s EVERY DAY after the gym trying new skinny hot & cold beverages with one of their wonderful cups of oatmeal! I love PUMPKIN everything & am going to make a pumpkin protein shake right now and have the pumpkin latte later. The recipe looks awesome & easy & will save me some $$ so I can buy that Keurig I have been eyeing. Great pics too!

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    Kierston — October 14, 2011 @ 12:12 PM

    I can’t believe I saw this post- i was literally just talking to my roommate today about how I need to stop buying pumpkin spice lattes everyday because they are both costing me too much money and too many extra minutes at the gym.

    Normally I brew my coffee with a little cinnamon and nutmeg mixed in with the grounds and then just add some non-fat half and half (i’m a 3 cups a day girl so I have to cut the cals somehow). But when the holidays come around, the employees at Starbucks start to learn my name because I CAN”T resist their drinks!


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    Carrie Cooper — October 14, 2011 @ 12:18 PM

    My favorite fall drink and now I get to enjoy it in my favorite mug in the comfort of my home!! Thanks!

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    Sharon — October 14, 2011 @ 12:35 PM

    I can’t wait to try this! Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my favorite fall drink!

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    Mary — October 14, 2011 @ 1:10 PM

    Oh this looks sooo delicious! I just love the pumpkin spiced coffees. I’ll have to give your receipe a try. Good luck to all.

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    Susan — October 14, 2011 @ 5:06 PM

    I usually make iced coffee… but now that it’s finally autumn and the weather is cooling down a pumpkin spice latte sounds delicious!

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    Bree — October 14, 2011 @ 9:56 PM

    AHHHH! I LOVE Pumpkin spice Lattes! And I seriously cannot get enough {it’ll send me to the poor house for sure!} I’m so excited to try this recipe! thanks for the chance to win some coffee too! :D

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    Mona P — October 15, 2011 @ 12:29 AM

    I love a vanilla latte with soy milk it makes it so creamy…

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    M.J. — October 15, 2011 @ 7:21 AM

    I like the Starbucks Italian roast…STRONG!….with half’n’half, accompanied by a lovely slice of pie!

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    Crystal — October 15, 2011 @ 7:31 AM

    Thanks so much for this recipe! As a stay at home mom with a 6 week old, I was looking for a way to treat myself inexpensively and without leaving the house. This is it! I usually brew myself a double shot of espresso in the mornings, and if my little one is peacefully asleep, I will add hot water for an americano or steamed milk for a cappuccino. This morning, since dad was home, I made myself this pumpkin latte. Yummy!

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    Wendy — October 15, 2011 @ 9:56 AM

    LOVE, love love pumpkin lattes!! The recipe sounds great and I can’t wait to make my own. Easier, cheaper and always available – that’s what I love.

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    Heather — October 15, 2011 @ 1:06 PM

    i love my coffee iced with caramel syrup! Yum!!!

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    Vicki — October 15, 2011 @ 2:51 PM

    I drink sugar free vanilla lattes but what I love are pumpkin lattes and the high fat coffee drinks. I am going to have to make your recipe though for me and some very good friends. Sounds wonderful on a cool fall evening. Yum!

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    Katie — October 15, 2011 @ 5:26 PM

    I love this recipe, and this blog! I am a huge coffee drinker and my sister and I cannot wait for pumpkin spice lattes to be at starbucks- now we can make our own! Thank you for the great recipe!

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    jess — October 15, 2011 @ 7:19 PM

    I love a good Chai Latte, but am also a fan of Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte..cinnamon-y goodness!

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    Courtney — October 15, 2011 @ 8:08 PM

    I love the foo foo starbucks flavored macchiotos and lattes. Lots of sugar and whipped cream

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    Krazz — October 15, 2011 @ 8:10 PM

    I like the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks!

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    Megan — October 15, 2011 @ 10:22 PM

    Yum! Definitely going to be trying this asap!!

    I love strong coffee! Need it to wake me up!

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    Amy — October 15, 2011 @ 10:33 PM

    I love pumpkin spice as soon as it’s fall, peppermint latte as soon as it’s December, and white chocolate mocha anytime of year!

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    Elizabeth — October 15, 2011 @ 11:20 PM

    I love an iced late with carmel!

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    Jen N — October 16, 2011 @ 5:02 AM

    I can’t wait to try this!! I bought pumpkin spice Coffee Mate to try and make my coffee taste like the pumpkin latte. I like it, especially with my starbucks breakfast blend, but I am sure that I will no longer be able to use it once I make my own latte at home :)

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    Red2sday — October 16, 2011 @ 5:30 AM

    You can get fabulous pumpkin pie spice at Penzys Spices. And every other kind of spice…. This recipe is warm and wonderful, thank you.

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    Natasha Tassin — October 16, 2011 @ 5:50 AM

    Cafe’ au lait is my favorite with more milk than coffee, but I also love french vanilla creamer with a little whipped cream on top.

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    janet siegel — October 16, 2011 @ 7:07 AM

    Ilike my coffee with cinnamn and nutmeg

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    Rbarron — October 16, 2011 @ 8:50 AM

    It seems like all the ingredients and work would be just as costly as a ‘gazillion’ pennies? Maybe it’s just me, but a quick trip through an expert coffee shop like Starbucks does the trick for me…especially since they use espresso and not just a junky cup of coffee.

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    Lori Lange — October 16, 2011 @ 10:38 AM

    agreed, Starbucks does it up right! This is just an alternative for those who might like to try it at home :)

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    Adrienne — October 16, 2011 @ 10:44 AM

    I brew up an iced vanilla almond milk latte every morning at home!

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    Heather | FarmgirlGourmet — October 16, 2011 @ 10:48 AM

    Love a good (cheap) pumpkin spice latte. Yum! Yours looks great Lori!

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    Patty — October 16, 2011 @ 10:51 AM

    I’m a coffee purist. All I need is a good strong coffee and some steamed skim milk, extra foam please. I do love pumpkin though, will definitely have to try this recipe.

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    Carolyn — October 16, 2011 @ 11:41 AM

    I just found this while I was looking for pumpkin latte. I hope it’s not to late to enter. I love Starbucks coffees.

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    Allison @ Alli n Son — October 16, 2011 @ 11:42 AM

    I like my coffe in the morning black. But in the afternoon I prefer something sweeter, so I’ll add flavored syrup or homemade pumpkin spice creamer.

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    Melinda — October 16, 2011 @ 11:42 AM

    I like my coffee black..but I do love pumpkin spice lattes on occasion! I’m a huge fan of with a square of dark chocolate! so delicious.

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    Katie — October 16, 2011 @ 11:43 AM

    I am so excited to make this recipe! It will save so much cash! I am in grad school and am always looking for a caffeine jolt, but hate paying the high price everyday.

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    Tiffany Chatfield — October 16, 2011 @ 12:28 PM

    I love a caramel hazelnut cafe au lait from “The Daily Grind”

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    Christie — October 16, 2011 @ 12:46 PM

    I love my morning cup of coffee strong with milk, sugar, and a bit of cinnamon. I love this recipe and can’t wait to try! =]

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    Leslie Bogar — October 16, 2011 @ 2:05 PM

    I like lattes either hot or cold. I’ve tried Americana drinks, but need the flavor that milk provides and this pumpkin spice recipe adds a special twist.

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    Trish Fredrickson — October 16, 2011 @ 2:29 PM

    I love a cafe au lait – with hot donuts!

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    Carol — October 16, 2011 @ 2:39 PM

    I love coffee. My favorite is a homemade caramel macchiato with homemade caramel – hot in the winter and cold in the summer. I’m so excited to try this recipe!

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    Ilene mitnick — October 16, 2011 @ 2:44 PM

    I’m a black coffee drinker. Stronger the better.
    But, love to whip something seasonal up for entertaining.
    Your pumpkin latte is a Fall Party in a cup! Will
    Absolutely try it!

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    Corrina — October 16, 2011 @ 2:54 PM

    This time of year, I am drawn to the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. I look forward to it each year! I am on a diet, and I make room for it on my plan. I ask for non fat milk and no whipped cream. I have tried to ask for half of the syrup, but I really like it with all of the flavor.
    But, typically, I can be found each morning brewing my own at home. I add cream and Splenda. Life is good.

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    shannon — October 16, 2011 @ 4:52 PM

    i can’t wait for the cold weather to get here! i love pumpkin spice lattes and chai lattes! can’t wait to try your recipe!!! thanks!

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    Felicia McBride — October 16, 2011 @ 5:58 PM

    I like a good iced coffee any day. thanks for the chance to win.

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    Steven Hite — October 16, 2011 @ 6:39 PM

    I like a Venti Iced Sugar Free Hazelnut Latte from Starbucks!

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    Lacy — October 16, 2011 @ 7:47 PM

    I love my coffee with some whole milk and hazelnut syrup:)

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    Shelly Sarver — October 16, 2011 @ 8:11 PM

    Thanks for the awesome recipe! My daughters are baristas and we love experimenting at home! (the K-cup IS amazing)

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    Mimi — October 16, 2011 @ 10:40 PM

    Pumpkin spice latte is my fav this time of year!!

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    Jody — October 17, 2011 @ 5:40 AM

    This looks great. Going to try it today!

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    Melissa — October 17, 2011 @ 9:27 PM

    Made this! So good…used skim instead of 2%..still added the half & half though & used pumpkin pie filling… turned out AWESOME! Yum!

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    Melissa — October 17, 2011 @ 9:30 PM

    Instead of WHOLE milk I mean…it’s easy to change up some things & hard to really mess it up! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Stacy — October 18, 2011 @ 6:44 AM

    Made your coffee recipe this morning…It is delicious, super easy, and inexpensive to brew. Thanks for the fun format to follow also :o)…Have a blessed day !!!

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    Sarah at Mr. Food — October 26, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

    It’s always nice to have a brewed-at-home cup of coffee, especially when the weather turns cold! Pumpkin Spice Lattes are the perfect sipper this time of year.

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    Leah — October 27, 2011 @ 1:08 PM

    I will be trying this tonight! Thanks for the great idea and beautiful step-by-step pictures.

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    Erinn — October 28, 2011 @ 5:32 PM

    I have, unsuccessfully, been trying to make a pumpkin coffee drink so I’m so glad you posted this. I was definitely missing a few ingredients and I never thought of brown sugar! Thank you very much for this recipe!

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    Chris — September 5, 2012 @ 5:30 AM

    I didn’t read through all the comments, but just a quick tip on adding some froth to your latte. I put about 1/2 c of milk in a mason jar, screw on the lid, and then shake it for about 30-45 seconds. Take the lid off and microwave for 30 seconds. Voila! Frothed milk! Just use a fork to hold the froth when adding the milk to your coffee, then scoop the rest on top.

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    Leigh-Anne — September 5, 2012 @ 2:05 PM

    This is amazing! I’ve been searching for a great latte recipe that doesn’t actually require a latte machine. Tried it today (rainy & cold, perfect day), and I loved it! It was so simple & easy. Thanks for the pumpkin spice tip as well, definitely needed that. I’ve pinned this on Pinterest as well, given credit & all.

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    Lori Lange — September 5, 2012 @ 9:42 PM

    Thanks for the tip!

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    Janel — September 7, 2012 @ 6:23 PM

    AWESOMMEEE recipe!!!!

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    Bethany — September 8, 2012 @ 7:19 AM

    I have got to try this recipe! I made a blog post talking about how awesome this recipe is. I love pumpkins, cinnamon, whipped cream, coffee, fall, saving $$$ (lol! whole point of whipping up a dupe of starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte right?) I so want to try this, I have a can of pumpkin ready for all the latte’s I’m fixing to make this fall season! :D

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    Tenley — September 10, 2012 @ 7:10 PM

    I like pumpkin chais. Can’t wait to try this with my chai mix!

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    Sara — September 12, 2012 @ 11:30 AM

    I havent tried this yet.. I see in the grocery store there is a canned pumpkin PIE mix that already has sugar and spices… do you think I could get that and add to the milk and forgo having to add pumpkin pie spice and sugar in the coffee? Just a thought..? Trying to simplify as much as possible…

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    Lydia Castillo — September 13, 2012 @ 9:39 PM

    I’ve hit jackpot! Thank you so much! Now Starbucks won’t take ALL of my money this fall.

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    Louisa — September 15, 2012 @ 7:42 PM

    I don’t like to be a party pooper but… I wasn’t just terribly impressed with this… just wondering if there’s a way to jazz it up a little? Would more sugar help? Or more spices?

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    Jaclynn tenBrinke — September 17, 2012 @ 3:59 AM

    Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try it.

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    mary — September 18, 2012 @ 3:01 PM

    Would love some yummy coffee!!! This latte is calling me big time! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Patricia Young — September 22, 2012 @ 1:26 PM

    Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe! I think it’s even better than the Starbucks version…and so much easier to control the fat and sugar; you know exactly what’s in your drink. Thanks again! I’ll be enjoying this for many fall evenings to come and serving it to friends and family!

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    Art — September 23, 2012 @ 5:31 AM

    Very nice presentation! Looks yummy!

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    wynter — September 23, 2012 @ 11:39 AM

    This is an amazing recipe. I had bought my first pumpkin latte of the seasrday and was majorly didn’t taste like pumpkin at all. So I found this recipe this afternoon and had to try it right away.I love it. It tastes just like pumpkin pie. I will defiantly use it year round as I always hated waiting for fall.thankyou!

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    Lori Lange — September 25, 2012 @ 11:07 AM


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    Sharleen — September 26, 2012 @ 4:20 PM

    Saw this recipe and had to make it right away!!! I love pumpkin in everything so I was excited about this, only change I would make is to make my coffee stronger and using 1/2 tbs more of the pumpkin!

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    Jerene — September 27, 2012 @ 9:07 AM

    THANK YOU! This is a great recipe! For a lactose-free version, I used coconut milk in the place of milk & coconut milk coffee creamer in the place of half n half and it still ROCKS!!! You have no Idea how much money this will save me now that I won’t be going to my favorite (name brand) latte shop as much. ;o) Awesome Recipe,

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    Ty — September 29, 2012 @ 3:43 PM

    So simple. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Johanna — October 7, 2012 @ 11:17 AM

    So. good. This is just genius.

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    Denise — October 10, 2012 @ 5:06 AM

    I just made this! It is BETTER than Starbucks or Panera! I can’t wait til my crabby husband gets up, I am gonna make one for him and see if it makes him less crabby! YUM!

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    FabuLish — October 15, 2012 @ 3:51 PM

    Love! Thx for the delish recipe & cute photos & commentaries! ;)

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    javachic — October 25, 2012 @ 7:22 AM

    Oh Yum! Thank you for your recipes-you haven’t failed me yet!
    Made this using Pumpkin Butter* (from Trader Joe’s), heated everything on the stove, then used immersion blender to froth it. I used strong coffee, but next time will try Espresso. I think that would be much better!
    *Have also purchased Pumpkin Butter at a local apple orchard/cider mill.

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    sveda — October 28, 2012 @ 9:30 PM

    An easy way to make pumpkin purée is to blend it and liquefy pumpkin first and then boil in a saucepan with a tablespoon of sugar only,so this way it caramelises and turns deep orange. Keep boiling until you get a rich terracotta color and if its thickened. It’s optional to add corn flour for thickening only incrementally so it doesn’t clump.
    Keep boiling until you feel the desired consistency is desired.

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    sveda — October 28, 2012 @ 10:02 PM

    Spice it up, u can go to a local Indian store and buy tea spice powder or known as tea/chai masala along with the pumpkin spice. If you want a fiery stimulation feel free to add a pinch of chilli powder into the milk mixture……..just before heating…..garnishing: scrape a few thin barks of cinnamon ….the quill ……into tiny shavings with choc powder sprinkle.
    For a creamy edge add a teaspoon of pumpkin spice cream cheese into the milk… will melt n give a real rich taste,,……as for pumpkin purée bake pumpkin for 45 min at 350 F n then blend or boil with the spices and store.

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    Riley — April 1, 2013 @ 3:30 AM

    omg these recipes are amazing, i just love pumpkin spice lattes. I go to panera usually and they have the best ones but now i can even make it at home! Just looking at these pictures are making me drool!!!!

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    Sherri — September 1, 2013 @ 8:16 AM

    i notice that you mentioned you should use non-fat milk and something about a diet. so i assume the diet is to loose weight. have you not heard (on the dr. oz show at the very least) that the kind of fat in the cream (dr. oz calls it c.l.a. or congugated linoleic acid) that help significantly with weight loss. in addition wikepedia says “few anticarcinogens, and certainly no other known fatty acids, are as effective as CLA in inhibiting carcinogenesis in these models. Although CLA is known for its anticancer properties, researchers have also found that another form of CLA can reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and help fight inflammation.” i read another study that showed people who consume full fat milk have less breast or prostate cancer than those who consume non fat. don’t overdo it, but be sure you get some of that CLA, now. go full fat on the dairy. (As long as it is Organic so you don’t get that old growth hormone that causes cancer. AND if you can, get the cream top, or non homogenized so you keep your arteries healthier. and even better, if you trust nature, get it raw.

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    Pati L — September 1, 2013 @ 3:42 PM

    Yummm!! The real deal, no syrups!! I need to try this, thanks for sharing! :)

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    Northern Cottage — September 1, 2013 @ 6:42 PM

    Yummo!! I can’t wait to have this tomorrow morning & perhaps forever thereafter!! Who knew you could make frothy lovely warm milk at home!!! Brilliant!!

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    Zowie — September 14, 2013 @ 2:08 PM

    I made a few pumpkin spiced latte drinks, but this is by far the best one. I do all of mine over the stove, and this turned out lovely! I didn’t have half & half, but it was still great. Thank you much! This is my go to recipe from now on!

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    Cheryl Lewis — September 15, 2013 @ 11:34 AM

    I just tried this, so excited to make it. No flavor what so ever, very disappointed, kept adding more spices etc. Still nothing. Won’t make again.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — September 24, 2013 @ 2:15 PM

    Awesome! I hate the syrup stuff so this recipe is perfect. I cannot wait to try. I know it won’t be too long before I do.

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    Sockmonkeys Kitchen — September 25, 2013 @ 6:57 AM

    Love this!
    I’m sending this over to a friend who cannot have the sbux PSLs because the syrup has dairy in it, and she’s dairy-free. However, this recipe can easily be made by switching out coconut cream with the milk products. Plus, pumpkin and coconut can be good friends in a coffee mug =0)
    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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    Lori Lange — September 26, 2013 @ 8:15 AM

    Glad I can help!

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    Angelica — September 26, 2013 @ 9:27 AM

    I tried this and it was like pumpkin pie in your mouth!!!

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    Bea — October 6, 2013 @ 11:43 AM

    So I tried this recipe, and it didn’t seem too pumpkiney – there was definite pumpkin flavor, but not enough for me. What do you recommend for making it more pumpkiney?

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    Lori Lange — October 8, 2013 @ 8:05 PM

    Not sure! You’ll have to mess around w/ the ingredients until it tastes like what you’re looking for.

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    Heather c — October 9, 2013 @ 3:07 PM

    Love this and as a healthy eater I love how much less sugar these have than the Starbucks ones that are loaded with sugar and calories! Thanks so much!

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    Linda — October 11, 2013 @ 4:22 AM

    How do you make apple pie spice ?

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    Lori Lange — October 17, 2013 @ 1:25 PM

    I’m not sure!

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    Grace — October 20, 2013 @ 10:19 AM

    you have the cutest cutlery EVER! thanks for the recipe hun x

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    Joanne San S. — December 9, 2013 @ 6:02 AM

    Thanks for your wonderful site, I’ve gotten so many recipes that I’ll be making as holiday gifts. Thanks for all of the hard work you put into making everything look so good also. The latte recipe will surely be made.

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    Debbie — September 1, 2014 @ 7:50 AM

    wow! I just tried it and it is VERY good! I like it better than Starbucks. Thanks so much for the great recipe. It will get its worth this fall!!!!!