It’s a such a captivating word, and the meaning excites me.
Fall represents crisp and colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, chic scarves, perfect rainy weather like today, and of course, all things pumpkin.
This season has my name written all over it.
As we all know, a good indicator that fall is quickly approaching is when Starbucks offers their famous, seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL).
I get the warm and fuzzy feelings inside seeing all my dear friends post their first PSL of the season throughout social media.
While I am a Starbucks PSL groupie, I do understand that it is not the healthiest fall treat as a grande with whip contains 240 mg in Sodium, 49g in sugar and 380 calories. Not to mention all the artificial ingredients and colorings. Heart-breaking right?
Learning this tragic information, I couldn’t help but develop a PSL free of gluten, dairy, and artificial flavors to satisfy my taste buds and accent my comfy sweaters.
~ 4 ounces of chameleon or homemade cold-brew coffee (or one cup of brewed pumpkin spice coffee)
~ 1 tbsp of pumpkin puree
~ 1 cup Almond Milk
~ 1 Cinnamon Stick
~ 1/8 tsp of Nutmeg
~ 1 1/2 tbsp of raw Honey
~ Dash of pumpkin spice
~ In a low-medium heat small pot, pour the brewed coffee and almond milk. Stir.
~ Add Pumpkin Puree. Stir occasionally until pumpkin puree evaporates, and there is simply a beautiful dark orange color.
~ Add raw honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin spice. Stir.
~ Stir occasionally until your PSL is lightly boiling.
~ Carefully pour into your favorite mug or to-go cup, and simply enjoy your fall in a cup.
As always, thanks for reading!