With yellow, red, and orange leaves hanging over us, and crisp, chilly air creeping in, we all know what is right around the corner: Pumpkin Spice Lattes! This year, try a homemade, cheap recipe to soothe your cravings. You won’t need to leave your dorm room for this fall classic!


  • 2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup hot espresso or strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • whipped cream (optional)


Combine the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a medium microwave safe bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and vent with a small hole. Microwave until the milk is hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk vigorously until the milk mixture is foamy, about 30 seconds. Pour the espresso or coffee into a large mug and add the foamed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

(From Food Network)