Okay, we hate to admit it, but let’s be real here: we’re just as basic as the next b*tch when it comes to pumpkin spice lattes – aka the infamous PSL. Starbucks introduced it to the world, Jenna Marbles roasted it last fall and we’ve been drinking them since they came out in September. But if we’re being completely honest, all that Starbucks can really get to a girl’s wallet! So, here are the best tried-and-true recipes (according to Pinterest, that is) for making your very own PSLs at home. Good for your bank account and the holiday spirit!
This PSL recipe claims to be the best of the best – and we’d have to agree. This recipe is rich, sweet and just as satisfying as the real deal, without the mile-long lines. (Not to mention, you can add as much whipped cream on top as you like – we won’t judge you, we promise!)
Bad news for our vegan friends: did you know Starbucks’ pumpkin spice syrup contains dairy? Booooo. Thankfully, we’ve got the DIY solution to getting your seasonal Starbucks fix: for a tasty, cruelty-free treat that tastes like a warm Hugg (see what I did there?), check out this PSL recipe from Vegan Huggs.
That’s right – even your favorite beauty magazine has hopped in on the DIY pumpkin spice trend. Because why spend $4.00 on coffee when you could get a $2.00 Cosmo subscription instead? Click this link to get the how-to for this PSL from Cosmo Food.
And there you have it: five convincing reasons never to shell out another $5.00 at Starbucks again. Until they bring the unicorn Frappuccino back, that is…