Fall Foliage Favorites!

Fall is officially here and it’s time to usher in the pumpkin spice lattes, salted caramel mochas, and the new chile mocha! Now, these drinks aren’t always friendly for your budget or your diet, but that doesn’t stop the PSL crave. If it’s you, your little ones, or the whole family in need of a pumpkin spice fix, sometimes a little DIY can go a long way to make things healthier, budget-friendly, and a bit more fun. Below you’ll find a few different recipes for some of the most popular fall drinks and of course, all of the ingredients can be found at Steeple Market! 

Best Homemade Pumpkin Spiced Latte

diy psl fall drink latteYou Will Need:

2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree

1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, depending on how sweet you like it

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving

1/2 cup strong hot coffee

Whipped cream, for serving

What to Do:

Check your cupboards for the all ingredients listed above. Anything you don’t have, head to Steeple Market to pick up what you need. Once you’ve got everything together and measured out, it’s time to begin!

Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and the coffee. Divide the mixture between two mugs. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. All that’s left to do is enjoy your homemade pumpkin spice latte!

Vegan PSL Recipe

You Will Need:

3/4 Cup Almond Milk

1/2 Cup Black Coffee

1 Tbs Pumpkin Puree canned or homemade

1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1/8 Tsp Cinnamon

1/8 Tsp Nutmeg

Pinch Allspice

2 Tbs Maple Syrup

What to Do:

Gather all of your ingredients together, measure them out, and pull out your blender! In the blender, combine all ingredients, and blend on high until smooth and creamy. This latte can either be served hot or cold. For cold, just pour in a glass over ice and serve. For hot, either heat up in the microwave or in a saucepot on the stove until just simmering (which is what I did). Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

DIY Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino 

salted caramel mocha diyWhat You Will Need:

2c ice

1/4c coffee

1/2c milk – or Half & Half or whipping cream

1-2 tbsp Chocolate Sauce / or / Torani’s Chocolate Milano Syrup

3 pumps/tbsp Salted Caramel syrup / or / 3 tbsp salted caramel sauce / or / 3 tbsp Caramel syrup

2-3 tbsp simple syrup (or 3 tbsp of sugar, but simple syrup blends in better)


Whipped topping

Chocolate sauce

Caramel sauce

Sea Salt – if that is something you like – Starbucks states they use “a blend of turbinado sugar and sea salt”

What to Do:

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Step 2: Blend it all together

Step 3: Enjoy

Chile Mocha Latte DIY

What You Will Need:

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ancho chili powder

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

What to do:

all the ingredients in an 8-ounce mason jar and stir them up!  This will make your chile mocha mix and it can be added to your favorite coffee again and again. Simply brew a cup and add one tablespoon of the mix to your coffee. Yum!

Time to Enjoy Fall

diy fall drinks at steeple marketLooking for more fun fall ideas? Let us know your favorite recipes and be sure to pop into Steeple Market to snag all of the best ingredients. We always have specials and deals going on in-store, so be sure to check those out here. Happy Fall, Y’all!

Find these and other recipes at Inspired Taste, Instructables, and Baking a Moment.

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