Let’s get basic up in here. And I’m not talking about the pH scale.
Although all things pumpkin spice have gotten a bad reputation over the past few years for being associated with being basic, I don’t really care. That ish is delicious, and this won’t be the last pumpkin spice goodie you see on the blog. Not even sorry.
I could go on about how unhealthy traditional pumpkin spice lattes are, but honestly – #duh. By now we all know that they are actually sugar spice lattes with no actual pumpkin in them. You don’t need me to tell you that.
You may need me to tell you, that if you’re spending precious pennies to support your pumpkin spice latte habit, you’re dropping major coins and need to stop doing that. There’s no way the sugar spice latte is worth $5.00 a pop. I don’t know about you, but I would rather spend my money on other basic things. You know, like boots and leggings – the important things in life.
Back to the beverage at hand. I’m all about making coffee at home. It’s way cheaper, ready as soon as I roll out of bed and is much healthier because I can control the quality of ingredients. Aka use actual pumpkin in my pumpkin spice coffee.
I’ve been making this creamer for years and it is one of my favorite ways to have coffee. It comes together in a snap and tastes better than the coffee shop version in my humble, biased opinion.
To make a pumpkin spice latte, I add about a shot of the creamer to a mug of coffee or warmed cold brew (espresso would also work) and top with a little frothed almond milk. Voila! It’s as basic if you made it yourself right? 😉
- 1 Can of Coconut Milk
- 4 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree
- 3 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
- 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
- ½ Teaspoon Nugmeg
- ¼ Teaspoon Cloves
- Dash of Ground Ginger
- ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender until well-mixed.
- Add to coffee until desired flavor is reached (I add about 1 shot to my mug of coffee).
- Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Are you a pumpkin spice fan?
- What are some of your #basic guilty pleasures?