Saturday, October 29, 2016

Homemade PSLs For the Win

While I'm not a Starbucks regular, I definitely indulged at least once a month when we lived on the mainland and during budget season, it was more like once a week. Well, I have a news flash for you:  Starbucks in Hawaii is EXPENSIVE. I'm serious.  A couple of tall lattes will set you back 10 bucks.  Fancy beverages for three (grande size) is over 20 bucks.  Frankly, I can't afford it on my paradise-taxed salary.  And, thanks to Google, that no longer makes me feel sad. I do use the Starbucks app and get email notifications of sales.  A couple of weeks ago, Sbucks ran a $3 Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte sale.  That's half off.  Yeah, we went.  We actually could have three drinks for less than 10 bucks. But no worries no more.

Homemade PSL Recipe (serves 2)

2 cups milk (take your choice: cow, almond, hemp, hazelnut, whatever)

1.5 Tablespoons sugar (this is for a less sweet drink -- feel free to add more)

1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

3 Tablespoons pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)

1 Cup coffee (or two shots espresso)

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (not a typo)

Whipped cream (optional)

Put the milk, sugar, pumpkin puree and spice in a pan.  Heat on the stove to hot, but not boiling.  Remoe from stove and mix in the vanilla and coffee.  Serve in two mugs with whipped cream on top.  Enjoy.

Let me know if you try it!

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