It is the festive time of year – but you can overdo pumpkin spice….we got you
It seems a lot of people hate the drink and yet it remains seriously popular. But sometimes you need break, so here are 5 fall drinks to replace the pumpkin spice latte. Over two decades, Starbucks has sold hundreds of millions of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and the beverage has become Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage of all time. It has inspired a variety of pumpkin spice products in the marketplace, including cereal, dish soap and scented candles. There is now pumpkin spice weed and alcohol. The craze continues.
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. As an alternative, there are drinks which will also make you want to curl up on your couch with a fluffy blanket.
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.
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 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.
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.