Wednesday, September 4, 2013

pumpkin spice natte (see what i did there?)

Given the fact that Jon and I are only allowed $10/month for 'fun' purchases, that equals out to at most 2 pumpkin spice lattes per month.

You guys. That's not a lattes. Sorry about that pun. Maybe.

Hence my quest for the pumpkin spice latte recipe to end all pumpkin spice latte recipes.

All jokes aside, this is a very serious mission. I began my internet search and found this guy. A quick glance of the comments that were a resounding "OMG THIS IS JUST LIKE STARBUCKS" had me itching with excitement. The big difference between that recipe and others I found were that this was a recipe for syrup. Needless to say, I was sold by the concept of creating a big ole batch of syrup that I could use over the course of a week or two instead of a one stop shop.

I followed the recipe almost to a T with the main difference being I added about 3 extra tablespoons of pumpkin. The steps are clearly outlined in the recipe so I'll skip ahead to the end.
I was misled, and it was a travesty.

Starbucks PSL it was not.

Was it good? Yeah, it was pretty okay. But it didn't fill the dark void that the true pumpkin spice latte has left behind.

I have a few ideas for my next attempts. I'll keep you abreast of the great pumpkin spice latte quest 2013 as I go. In the meantime, if you have tips or ideas or recipes you'd like to share, I'm at your beck and call.

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