Saturday, February 4, 2023

5 Fall Drinks That Can Replace Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

There are plenty of drinks out there that will also make you want to curl up on your couch with a fluffy blanket.

We have nothing against PSLs. For some reason, a lot of people hate the drink and think it’s the worst thing that has ever happened, but not us. It’s just that sometimes it’s nice to mix things up, you know?

The flavor of pumpkin is amazing. It signals the beginning of the holiday season, but you can quickly grow tired of it when all the restaurants and coffee houses in your vicinity are adding a little pumpkin flavoring to their coffees and desserts.

Don’t worry, there are plenty of drinks out there that will also make you want to curl up on your couch with a fluffy blanket. Here are five drinks that can replace Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

Hot Butterbeer Latte

Butterbeer inspired hundreds of people from all over the world when it first appeared on the Harry Potter books, because the name just sounds delicious. Luckily, tons of people have been playing with the idea of the drink, with Starbucks even selling a version of it during the fall season. Their recipe contains milk, caramel syrup, toffee nut syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, whipped cream, and a shot of espresso. There are also lots of recipes like this one circling the internet.

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Chai Latte

Plenty of coffee houses and tea shops sell chai lattes, a drink that is warm and contains plenty of spice that fits neatly with the Fall season. Starbucks’ Chai Tea Latte is a yearlong favorite of theirs.

Spiced Latte

Spiced lattes are perfect for people who love spice but have a low tolerance for pumpkin. This drink varies depending on the store that sells it, but it generally contains ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and other delicious spices. It’s can also be prepared at home with simple ingredients.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Maple Pecan Coffee

Dunkin Donuts’ Maple Pecan Coffee was first introduced on 2017 for the store’s special Fall menu. Taking a different approach to flavors inspired by Fall, this drink became a quick favorite, making other coffee houses introduce their own versions of the drink.

Homemade PSL

One of the drawbacks of Pumpkin Spice Lattes is the fact that they contain lots of sugar and empty calories. While you could order the drink with a whole milk substitute, you could also prepare it at home, controlling how much sugar and syrups are added in.

RELATED: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte That’ll Crush Starbucks

Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe
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