Life, Naturally: DIY Hot Winter Drink: Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe #coffee #indulgence

DIY Hot Winter Drink: Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe #coffee #indulgence

Dec 28, 2013

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Two things coincided to make this recipe happen: I was turned off by the odd oily film floating on my cooled-off commercially bought Pumpkin Spice Latte and I saw a recipe posted by a Farmgirl's Dabbles. On top of the obvious money savings, I knew I had to try this out since I would also know and control exactly what went into my special winter drink indulgence. I lowered the fat content a bit by not using whole milk. I don't need that much fat in my drinks, thank you. I included Cardamom instead of Cinnamon because I am not a huge fan.

1 Cup Organic Rice (or milk of choice)
1 Cup Organic Half and Half
1/2 Cup Organic Condensed Milk
15 oz. Organic Pumpkin Puree
1/3 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon each, ground:
All Spice 

Directions: Since I had whole All Spice berries, I used about 10 along with a cup of liquid to blend into bits. You can use a coffee/spice grinder or wrap them in a towel and crush with a rolling pin or pot bottom if you prefer before adding them to the blender. 

In a blender: combine everything! Yes, it is that easy. I did it in two batches, slowly, because I wasn't sure the whole quantity would fit. Turns out it did. I poured everything back and blended for a minute or two and it was perfect.

To mix: use a one-to-one ratio in your favorite cup or mug. Fill cup halfway with hot coffee and top up with your home-made Pumpkin Spiced blend. Save the rest in a covered container. I put mine in a glass pitcher and covered with plastic wrap since it doesn't have a cover. Just open, mix, and pour the next time you want to indulge your winter drink fancies!  
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Christine is a multi-cultural mama living in a bilingual household with her husband and two children. Before entering the blogging world, she worked in the corporate world. She currently spends her days exploring and learning with her children while trying to make every day Earth Day. Her dream is to retire in the sunshine of a pristine New Zealand shore.


  1. Looks delicious and I like how you used organic ingredients.

  2. You are right, making your own from scratch is always better and much more healthy too. Thank you for the recipe.

  3. oh la la a perfect winter's mix - thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. This sounds great. I love pumpkin. maybe I can get my husband to make it for me.

  5. ooo, I am going to make this now! Why spend a bunch of money buying them at a chain when you can make your own! It looks delish!

  6. This sounds amazing! Looks good too!

  7. This is looking so delicious, thank you for sharing with us.

  8. Pumpkin is my all time favorite latte. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  9. This looks super yummy. Glad you use ingredients that I am okay with feeding my family! I will try this, this fall. It looks like a good fall drink.

  10. This looks so good! I have to try it :)

  11. What a great idea. This looks really tasty.

  12. Ohh I love Pumpkin Spiced Coffee! I will have to try this!

    Thanks for the Post and the Recipe!

  13. Looks great and easy enough to make - thanks for the recipe!

  14. OMG this sounds amazing and I love these. Thank you for sharing and have a sweet day <3

  15. Erin K.2:34 PM

    This will be great in the fall! I love pumpkin!

  16. (DIY Hot Winter Drink: Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe #coffee #indulgence) Yum, this sure sounds very good to me. I am going to make one for myself real soon-



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