Monday Money Saver #1 - Pumpkin Spice Lattes

It's that time of year! Fall is by far one of my favorite seasons -  changing leaves, crisp cool air, pumpkin and cinnamon flavors, apples.. yum!

Along the lines of tasty fall treats, I absolutely love Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and would drink them almost every day if I could. But at around $4 for a cup, those lattes would quickly eat up my eating-out budget. So I found an awesome DIY recipe over at The Kitchn.The best part about it is that if you make it yourself, you can adjust the ingredients to get it exactly how you like it. I find the Starbucks version to be a little too sweet for me, so if I make it myself, I can cut down on the sugar. The ingredient list is super simple too.

-canned pumpkin OR Pumpkin Spice Syrup
-sugar or sugar substitute
-vanilla extract
-pumpkin pie spice
-espresso or strong brewed coffee

Head on over to The Kitchn for directions and ingredient measurements. I figure if you buy enough of these ingredients to make a latte every day for a week, it might cost you about $10 (if you  need to go out and buy milk, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice specifically for this recipe). That's much, much cheaper than buying a latte every day for a week - plus you get to customize it to your tastes! What's better than that!?


Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Yum. I love the idea of DIY Starbucks! This would be a great way to impress guests at a dinner party!

Jenny said...

Ooh that's an awesome idea :) I may just have to invite people over to try it!

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