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The Only Pumpkin Spice Latte You’ll Ever Need

The Only Pumpkin Spice Latte You’ll Ever Need

Pumpkin Spice Latte - Basic Bitchen Joey Skladany

As the temperature starts to gradually drop across the Northern Hemisphere, it’s finally time to up your Pumpkin Spice Latte game.
By Alyssa Holder

A fervent appetite for pumpkin comes by as soon as it hits September 1st. Our taste buds crave the warm fall flavors of roasted chestnuts, nutmeg, cinnamon and groundbreaking PUMPKIN. Yes, I am shouting, screaming its name out of sheer excitement as a self-proclaimed addict to Starbucks trademarked PSL’s. So it’s disheartening to know I can only access a Pumpkin Spice Latte for 3 months at most.

THIS ENDS NOW. All hail the almighty not so basic Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe from Joey Skladany

Pumpkin Spice Latte - Basic Bitchen Joey Skladany
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I met the Basic Bitchen cookbook author Joey Skladany on the shores of Turks and Caicos, a time that seems far fetched because of the global pandemic. His wont for causing outbursts of laughter and surfeit love for no-nonsense good food connected us. His far from basic cookbook will do the same for you. Before ordering Joey’s debut cookbook get cozy with his life-giving homemade latte recipe. 

No canned pumpkin allowed, the recipe calls for ingredients like actual pumpkin puree, a warming spice blend, and milk from a lactating animal. (Unless you are dairy-free).  Make it hot or iced, the relationship you’ll develop with Joey’s homemade pumpkin spice latte may become a serious issue. But at least you do not have to restrict yourself in the confinements of September for a latte, PUMPKINS. 

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Before you get started Joey notes:

“Whole milk is best, but you can use 2% or skim. You can use your favorite sugar replacement instead of granulated sugar, to taste. Feeling adventurous? Roast off a pumpkin and put it in the food processor to make your own puree instead of buying canned pumpkin.

While you can use store-bought pumpkin spice, it’s best to make your own, which can last up to 6 months in an airtight container. Just because it’s a warm fall day doesn’t mean you can’t have your pumpkin spice latte— make it iced! Simply cool your ingredients before adding a cup of ice for a chilled pumpkin spice latte. You can make your espresso ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for a pumpkin spice latte on the go.

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