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Copycat Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte

This is fall favorite, but it can be a pricey one. At a coffee shop, it’ll cost you about $4.25 for a 12 oz. cup, so drinking 5 per week is costing you over $21 per week! It’s so easy to make and so much less expensive when you make it yourself.

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Makes: 1 serving

1 tablespoon canned pumpkin purée
Average price  $1.19/15 oz → → Cost per recipe $0.04

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Average price $5.99/1.12 oz → →Cost per recipe $0.46

1 cup milk
Average price  $2.59/0.5 gal→ →Cost per recipe $0.32

1/2 tablespoon maple syrup 
Average price $5.99/8 fl oz → →Cost per recipe $0.38

1/2 tablespoon imitation vanilla extract
Average price$1.69/1 fl oz→ → Cost per recipe $0.43

1 shot espresso
Average price$6.99/12 oz → →Cost per recipe $0.20

Total Cost $1.83/ serving 

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, milk, syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until the mixture starts to steam.

2. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a blender. Cover and blend for about 15 seconds or until frothy.

3. Make the espresso.

4. (optional) If you want milk foam to top your latte, pour a few tablespoons of warm milk into a glass jar with a lid. Tightly seal the lid and shake for 30-60 seconds.

5. Pour coffee into a mug, add the foam, and sprinkle with a little pumpkin pie spice.

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