While everyone is planning their costumes and stocking up on candy, there's something else on their minds: Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The iconic PSL has become sign of fall as much as the season's cool winds and changing leaves.
Although millions will be ordering up the PSL, not everyone is so excited. For those who want to enjoy the rich tastes of pumpkin but want to go beyond the basic option, here are twelve non-PSL drinks that are perfect for all your pumpkin cravings.
Leftover Pumpkin Milkshake
These are perfect when you order a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert but are just too full to eat it - take it home and toss it in a blender with some vanilla ice cream and milk to make a milkshake! Top it off with whipped cream and sprinkled pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin and Avocado Smoothie
Sounds like an interesting combination? Well, it’s entirely delicious! In a blender, blend half of an avocado with some coconut milk, almond milk, half of a frozen banana, maple syrup and two tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin and booze lovers rejoice! This might be your new favorite cocktail. In a shaker, mix pumpkin pie vodka and Irish cream liqueur together with half-and-half. Rim the glass with a mixture of nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice and sugar. Pour into martini glasses and top with whipped cream. Now that’s what we call a cocktail!
Pumpkin Spice Tea
If you love chai tea, you’ll love this pumpkin tea! Brew black tea stovetop with cardamom pods, a cinnamon stick, 3 cloves, thin slices of ginger and a pinch of nutmeg for about 10 minutes. Let the flavors infuse and pour into teacups. Add some milk and honey if you’d like, but we think this drink is perfectly sweet on its own.
Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie
Our two favorite flavors combined! Blend pumpkin puree, soy milk, a little maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and two tablespoons of cocoa powder.
The perfect non-alcoholic drink for your Halloween party! Combine orange juice, lemon juice, spiced syrup and pumpkin purée with sparkling water and pour into a large punch bowl.
If you love pumpkin beer, this will be right up your alley! Scoop vanilla ice cream into a glass and pour pumpkin ale over the ice cream and finish off with a topping of cinnamon.
This bourbon pumpkin cocktail will knock your socks off! Mix bourbon with lemon, honey, ginger, and pumpkin puree and pour into mason jars.
It’s the easiest way to turn your cider into an amazing beverage! Mix pumpkin puree with apple cider and pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin Hot Cocoa
Make white chocolate by heating milk, vanilla and white chocolate chips stovetop and add cinnamon, pumpkin purée, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Top off with whipped cream for a tasty treat!
Make a classic summer mojito but put an autumn twist on it by adding brown sugar instead of white and pumpkin puree.
Combine an autumn favorite with a Christmas staple! Make simple eggnog by mixing eggs, sugar, milk, heavy cream and nutmeg with pumpkin puree, cinnamon and allspice.