Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Have you ever been at home craving a PSL but you’re too lazy to visit your nearest cafe to get one? Yup, me too! Luckily I’ve found a homemade PSL recipe that actually DOES compare to Starbucks’ famous pumpkin spice latte! Whenever I make little homemade goods like this I love to make either a day or night out of it. This recipe goes well with a candle lit games night, popcorn, milk chocolate, and your favourite classic film.


Ingredients

2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, depending on how sweet you like it
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving
1/2 cup strong hot coffee
Whipped cream, for serving

Preparation

Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and the coffee.

Divide the mixture between two mugs. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Tips & Tricks

  • I love this recipe with 2% milk but you can definitely substitute for almond, soy, or coconut too!
  • The sugar in this recipe can also be substituted for honey or an artificial sweetener. It’s totally up to you!
  • If you don’t want to buy pumpkin spice you can make your own with: 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon + 2 teaspoons ground ginger + 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg + a pinch of ground cloves.

Enjoy your PSLs ladies and gents!

xoxo,

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies – Recipe

To start off this post I’d like to share a fun fact about me. When I was younger, probably between the ages of 10-13, I had a huge passion for baking and that’s all I would ever do in my spare time. I baked everything from cookies to cupcakes to cake pops and more and I spent all of my time decorating my creations too. Up until now I’ve probably tried around 10 different chocolate chip cookie recipes, and yes each one has turned out completely different. I love chewy, semi-sweet, and very chocolatey cookies so this recipe that my boyfriend recently found on a Facebook post is now my new favourite! The original recipe can be found here, but for convenience I’ve copied it below!

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I personally think that these cookies are perfect for an at-home date night of baking, movies, and snuggles!


INGREDIENTS

½ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup butter, melted

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

4 ounces milk or semisweet chocolate chunks

4 ounces dark chocolate chunks (or your preference)

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, salt, and butter until a paste has formed with no lumps.

3. Whisk in the egg and vanilla, beating until light ribbons fall off the whisk.

4. Sift in the flour and baking soda, then fold the mixture with a spatula, being careful not to overmix. This will cause the gluten in the flour to toughen, which will result in cakier cookies.

5. Fold in the chocolate chunks evenly, then chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense toffee-like flavor and deeper color, chill the dough overnight. The longer the dough rests, the more complex its flavor will be.

6. Scoop the dough with an ice cream scoop onto a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet, leaving at least 4 inches of space between cookies and 2 inches of space from the edges of the pan so that the cookies can spread evenly.

7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges have started to barely brown.

8. Cool completely, and enjoy!


Enjoy the recipe all you cookie monsters!

xoxo,

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