Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe and a Review for The Recipe Girl Cookbook!

Sep 13, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe and a Review for The Recipe Girl Cookbook!

I recently picked up the "Recipe Girl" cookbook at my local library, and I was super excited to page through and check out all of the great recipes! The first recipe in the book was for this Pumpkin Spice Latte, and it immediately caught my eye! You see, I've had an espresso machine on my wishlist for a long time, but it's not something I've ever been able to purchase, since the one I want is spendy! That's why this recipe is so perfect! Latte with regular coffee and pumpkin?? I'm in!

I made this recipe earlier this week when my daughter and I were stuck at home with strep for a few days. It was so easy to make, and it's the perfect warm drink to comfort you when you're feeling under the weather. 

The Recipe Girl cookbook is 336 pages long and plump full of great recipes! Some other recipes I'd like to try are: Sticky Sweet Chicken Wings, Homemade Enchilada Sauce and Mango Margaritas! There is definitely something for everyone! Check it out!

Pumpkin Spice Latte (click here to print recipe)

What you need:
1/2 cup 1% milk 
1 tablespoon unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup hot, brewed strong coffee
2 tablespoons half and half
1 teaspoon sugar plus more to taste
whipped cream
sprinkles, cinnamon or nutmeg for topping

In a microwave safe bowl or cup, whisk together the milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, watching closely. Remove from microwave when it's hot and frothy.

Pour the milk mixture into a tall mug. Add the hot coffee, half and half and sugar. Mix to combine. Taste, add more sugar, if needed. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with the sprinkles, cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.

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This recipe is shared at these blogs: Best of the Weekend at Cooking with Curls, Strut your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff, Marvelous Monday at This Gal Cooks, Mix it Up Monday at Flour Me with Love, Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose FamilyCast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the CurtainWake Up Wednesdays at Kitchen Meets GirlFoodie Friends FridayThe Weekend Re-Treat at The Best Blog RecipesWeekend Potluck at The Country Cook, Beverage Blog Hop at Katherine Martinelli, Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry PatchGooseberry Patch


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends, Sheena! I'll be sharing this on FB! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  2. Yum! This looks delicious, I'd love to make my own. I think I'm going to try it!

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  3. Looks great! I love PSLs and have yet to make my own. This recipe looks so easy--I will have to try it!

  4. I have never had a pumpkin latte before, but it sounds delicious! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board, and we hope to see you again on Friday.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this! This will save me a lot of trips to Starbucks as I can't get enough of them!

  6. Love me a good Pumpkin Spice Latte... Think I need to make one now to wake up. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Shared on our FFF facebook page.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing, Marlys!! I love them too! :)

  7. I love this yummy drink! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Enjoy a great weekend!

  8. Sheena,
    This is my favorite drink and I wait all year until Starbucks has them! So glad I can finally make them at home :) Thank you for linking up to our Spooktacular Halloween link party.

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