As much as I love a visit to a coffee shop, I don’t always love the price tags that come along with them. Plus I often find, specialty coffee house drinks are too sweet for me, so recreating them home becomes a #winwin (saves money + puts me in charge of all the ingredients).
Here are simple remakes of 4 delicious hot Starbucks drinks; Pumpkin Spice Latte, Chai Tea Latte, Salted Caramel Latte, + Mocha Latte.
pumpkin spice latte
A personal favorite of mine, is the famous #PSL, also known as a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
This DIY version is so easy to make and can easily be scaled up if you are sharing with some friends or family.
Chai Tea Latte
I kept things super simple with this Chai Spiced Latte and used a couple of chai tea bags to infuse all of the exotic chai flavors.
Quick to make and super comforting, this will be a go-to of mine through the colder months.
Salted Caramel Latte
This Salted Caramel Latte definitely feels decadent and delicious, especially with a bit of whipped cream and extra caramel over the top.
If you are looking for a super easy, clean recipe for caramel (that happens to be vegan) this is the recipe to use. I used it to make my latte and can not believe how simple it was.
How could we possibly wrap this up without some chocolate? I truly don’t know and lucky for us we don’t need to know because this my friends, is the simplified C+D recipe for a Mocha Latte.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or any milk you prefer
- 2 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 6 ounces strong brewed coffee or two shots expresso
- Place all of the ingredients into a small pot and gently heat over a medium-low heat until you have a gentle simmer.
- Transfer into your favorite mug and enjoy!