Best Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yes, it’s back to school and we all know what that means:  back to Pumpkin Spice Latte everywhere. And, when we say everywhere, we’re serious.  It’s like a movement–pumpkin spice hair color, hummus, highlighters, make- up and more.  We’re just going to stick to coffee.  We know coffee.  The rest is a little scary, to be honest.  Here’s our guide to the Best Pumpkin Spice Latte Ever.

 Buy It

Starbucks: They are releasing their PSL (yes, it’s a thing to call it that) on Tuesday, August 27th. Now, brace yourselves– they are also releasing another PSL drink: Pumpkin Cold Brew- “The new “deliciously fall” drink combines pumpkin spice flavoring and cold brew coffee, the company said. It’s topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and a dusting of pumpkin spice topping. Prices start at $4.45 for a grande, but vary depending on location.”

Dunkin Donuts: They already released their Pumpkin line up on August 21st, and they’ve added a few extra offerings to sweeten the deal: “Dunkin’s long-awaited fall lineup will arrive at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide by August 21, led by the delicious new Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Signature Latte. For guests eager for an even earlier chance to get pumped for pumpkin, eight Dunkin’ restaurants will make the start of pumpkin season clear to all by changing the store’s signage from Dunkin’ to Pumpkin’ and serving free Pumpkin Flavored Coffees and pumpkin-scented MUNCHKINS® lip balm on August 14. Seriously– did we not tell you that it’s PUMPKIN EVERYTHING, including lip balm????

Tim Hortons: No can do. No PSL here. They do have signature drinks: French Vanilla and Mocha lattes, and Hot Chocolate. Not everyone is a PSL fan. (Shh, did we say that out loud??)

Make It

Now, if you have some time, you can always make your own pumpkin latte, and to be honest, it will save you money and calories if you can make it the healthy way.  We googled easy (#kitchenchallenged) and healthy (#caloriesaddup) and here’s what we came up with:

Cooking Light: Only 9 ingredients are required (our limit was 10) and we believe at least half of them are in your house or your neighbor’s house. (#psldate) At 110 calories, it’s worth a shot. We’re not sure who she is, however, she is a nutritionist and health coach so let’s give her a listen. Spoiler ALERT: She’s saying her recipe is better than Starbucks. (Girl, be careful) and if you have a nut allergy you’ll need a plan b as this recipe calls for cashews. On the bright side, it sounds delicious and a little nutty!

As long as we’re talking coffee, let’s have some coffee talk. If you have 30 minutes, our team will bring the PSL, or whatever your favorite coffee is and we’ll provide a FREE market analysis of your home and/or let you know what your purchase power is. If you’ve read our latest blog, you’ll see that trends are showing the first signs of a more balanced market and the fall market is always strong.   Contact us today!  Need a perfect recipe for your mortgage?  Contact Mike Monile, one of our TMC’s. (Trusted Mortgage Consultants–see what we did there? 🙂 Enjoy!

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Courtney Dudek Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


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