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6 secret Pumpkin Spice recipes you need to try


It’s that time of year again. Halloween costumes are going on shelves, swimsuits are being packed away and wait — pumpkin spice is back? Already?

Oh, yes, Starbucks junkies. The fan favorite flavor arrives early this year, with a password (hint: it’s #FirstPSL).

The coffee company has sold over 200 million pumpkin beverages in the 11 years of serving it — it’s back Monday.

Well, we’ve got some insider knowledge on how to make your pumpkin spice even spicier.

All recipes are for Starbucks’ grande size.

Pumpkin Spice Choco-Chai

This one is great for pumpkin spice lovers who don’t drink coffee.

  • Start with a chai tea latte
  • Add one extra pump of chai
  • Add two pumps of pumpkin spice sauce
  • Add two pumps of mocha sauce
  • Top with whipped cream

Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino

Dessert lovers, look no further. Your perfect drink has arrived.

  • Start with a creme-based pumpkin spice frappuccino
  • Add two pumps of cinnamon dulce syrup
  • Add cinnamon dulce topping
  • Have the whipped cream blended in
  • Top with whipped cream and more cinnamon dulce topping

Hardcore Pumpkin Chai

This is for the pumpkin lovers who need an extra boost in the morning.

  • Start with a chai tea latte
  • Add two pumps of pumpkin spice sauce
  • Add two shots of espresso

Pumpkin Patch Latte

A little twist that’s definitely weird at first sip, but will leave you with fall on the mind.

  • Start with a pumpkin spice latte
  • Steam three scoops of green tea matcha powder with milk

Fall in a Cup

Fall may be another three weeks away, but the name says it all.

  • Start with a pumpkin spice latte
  • Add two pumps of caramel syrup
  • Add one and a half pumps of chai
  • Top with whipped cream, pumpkin powder and caramel sauce drizzle

Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, get extra caramel sauce on the inside of the cup.

Butterscotch Frappuccino

Along the same lines of the Harry Potter Butterbeer Frappuccino, the three flavors combine in this drink just sinfully.

  • Start with a creme-based pumpkin spice frappuccino
  • Use two pumps of pumpkin spice sauce
  • Add two pumps of caramel syrup
  • Add two pumps of hazelnut syrup
  • Top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle

Contact Kristen DeSilva at kdesilva@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3895. Find her on Twitter: @kristendesilva

 

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