Pumpkin spice season is in full swing and people cannot get enough.
I think I saw pumpkin spice pasta the other day at the grocery… that’s just too much.
Anyway, you can’t go wrong with a pumpkin spice latte. It’s tasty, it’s spicy, it’s warm, and we all love them. The problem? If you make a habit of stopping at Starbucks or Dunkin for your coffee every morning, it can get pretty pricey.
A medium (or grande) Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks is $6.44. That is a lot of money for a cup of coffee.
For $6.44 per PSL, just 3 times a week, that’s already $77.28 a month. And I didn’t even include tax and I’m being conservative with the 3 days a week. Lots of people go grab coffee every morning.
Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Latte is quite as pricey but it still adds up over time. A medium is $4.15, not including taxes.
If you got a DD latte every weekday for one month, it would cost you around $83.00.
Instead of taking the ten minutes out of your day that it takes to stop at a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts for your pumpkin spice latte, try making one of these easy DIY PSL recipes at home.
These DIY PSLs will not only help you save money but they’re also healthier for you.
This first recipe is the only one I can actually take credit for… and it’s not even really a recipe. It’s literally the easiest thing to make and tastes so yummy.
All you need is a pumpkin flavored K-cup to stick in your Keurig or pumpkin flavored coffee to brew.
Get some International Delight ‘Pumpkin Pie Spice‘ creamer and add a little bit, not a lot because we are still going to add stuff.
International Delight just came out with this awesome ‘One Touch Latte’ product that is almost like using a whipped cream can but requires no effort or skill and tastes amazing. Use the vanilla flavor.
Sprinkle some cinnamon and nutmeg on top, you can even stir in a cinnamon stick if you’re feeling fancy and voilá: easiest PSL ever.
If you are looking for a pumpkin spice latte that has less sugar, check out this awesome recipe from Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential.
I’ve been following Lauryn for quite some time now and she always has the best-tasting healthy recipes!
All you need is some unsweetened vanilla almond milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, liquid stevia, and some cinnamon and nutmeg to add to your brewed coffee or even a few shots of espresso.
Using actual pumpkin is a great way to keep your latte healthy and to get all the health benefits of pumpkin.
This pumpkin spice latte recipe takes a little bit more time than the others but it is totally worth it.
All you need is some brewed coffee, milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and whipped cream.
Here’s a step-by-step video:
How do you like your PSLs? Would you switch to one of these easy DIY pumpkin spice lattes to save money? Let me know in the comments below!