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WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE YOUR PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE AT HOME

TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN SAVE TIME AND MONEY ON THE SEASON’S MOST POPULAR DRINK

How do you know that fall has arrived? The smell of pumpkin spice lattes are in the air. Many coffee lovers wait all year for the arrival of their favorite fall-flavored drink. The only downside is that enjoying this treat daily can put a dent in your budget. With the average cost per drink hovering around $4 to $5, you could spend upwards of $20 to $25 a week on coffee if you’re not careful.

Making your pumpkin spice latte at home can help you save money and give you access at any time to this fall favorite.


WHY IT’S BETTER TO MAKE A PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE AT HOME
There are a few reasons why you may want to consider making this autumn treat at home.


SAVE TIME BY SKIPPING THE LONG COFFEE LINES
If you’ve ever stopped by a coffee shop to discover the line is a mile long, you may have instantly felt frustrated. Why take the chance of spending 15 minutes or more in line, when you can make your creation at home and forego the stop altogether? Your time is valuable, so don’t waste it on unnecessary wait times. 
  

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SAVE MONEY BY MAKING MULTIPLE LATTES AT HOME
While buying a latte won’t put you in debt, your hard-earned money may be better spent elsewhere. Instead of spending $30 on lattes, save it for a rainy day and make your drink for free at home.


GIVE YOURSELF A LITTLE PEP WITH AN AFTERNOON TREAT
Now that many people are working from home, it’s easier than ever to take a quick break to boost your mood. What better way to do so than making a quick latte to fuel the rest of your day? Not only may it motivate you to finish your workday strong, but it may boost your morale as well.

So, to save time and money, try making your latte at home.
  
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HOW TO MAKE A PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE AT HOME
With a few ingredients you probably have at home, you can make a pumpkin spice latte in a few minutes. The great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to control the flavor as much as you want.

HEAT YOUR PUMPKIN PUREE
First, you’ll need to warm up your pumpkin puree. You can either choose to buy or make your own puree using a combination of sugar, pumpkin spices, and vanilla extract.
  
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COMBINE THE MILK OF YOUR CHOICE
Then, combine your puree with the milk of your choice. You can choose to whole milk, 2%, or some sort of dairy-free milk. No matter what you choose, you’ll create a delicious drink catered to your specific tastes.

ADD COFFEE OR ESPRESSO TO THE MIX
Next, add your milk mixture to a strong cup of coffee or a shot of espresso. You may want to divide your creation into two mugs for sharing purposes. To top off your yummy treat, spray some fluffy whipped cream on top with a sprinkle of nutmegs or cinnamon.

As you start to perfect your pumpkin spice latte recipe, you can get even more creative. You might want to change the milk you use or top it with something more exciting, like caramel. Regardless, you’ll be saving money by making your favorite fall drink at home and will save yourself the time it takes to stand in line at the coffee shop. It’s a win-win.