Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte (That Other One Has Issues)

September 28, 2015

My “morning after” Thanksgiving breakfast consists of strong coffee and a slice of pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. So, naturally, I assumed that’s what a Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) would be: dark, smoky, brightly acidic coffee cut with the richness of pumpkin; condensed milk and cream; the spiciness of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger.

Perhaps you’ve heard of a certain PSL that invades the hearts and minds of hoards of coffee drinkers each fall. I find it to be woefully inadequate, a pale milky imitation of my favorite bold, smoky, spicy, pumpkin-y meal.

So, when I set out to…