P. S. L.


It’s that time again. Temperatures are cooling off and the leaves are starting to change color and fall from the trees. Fall means everything pumpkin, apple or squash.  It means shorter days and cooler nights.  North of the Fort it means Apple Festival next weekend. I can’t wait!  Next Sunday’s post will tell you all about it.  

My first pumpkin recipe is the pumpkin spice latte or PSL.  There’s an unwritten rule that you must have at least one PSL each fall. I don’t care for sweet coffee. It makes me gag. The pumpkin and the spices in this drink offset the sugar that’s added.  Put on a pot of coffee and let’s toast to Fall. 


Makes 4 servings

Fresh brewed coffee

1 cup milk

2 Tbs. canned  pumpkin purée 

2 tsp. brown sugar

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, plus more for sprinkling on top

2 tsp. vanilla

4-8 Tbs. half and half

Granulated sugar, if desired

Canned refrigerated whipped cream such as Redi Whip

Cinnamon stick for garnish, if desired

Measure the milk into a large (at least 1 and 1/2 cup capacity) microwave safe measuring cup. Add the pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Mix well to combine all ingredients. Microwave on high for 1  1/2 to 2  1/2 minutes until hot and frothy. Watch carefully so it doesn’t bubble over and make a hot mess in the microwave. Mix once again. Pour a generous 1/4 cup of the milk mixture into each of 4 mugs. Pour approximately 3/4 cup of hot coffee in each of the mugs.  Add 1-2 Tbs. half and half to each cup. Taste to see if more sweetness is needed. Add desired amount of granulated sugar to each cup. Stir to combine.  Top with swirls of whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Insert cinnamon stick if desired. Enjoy!

Wishing you love, laughter and cake,



About glendaclark

Hi there! My name is Glenda and I love food. Cooking and baking are my creative outlets. You'll find me in the kitchen laughing, singing, dancing and cooking or baking. I'm wife to my green eyed Irish guy, mother of four and grandmother of four. These are the chronicles of life as Glenda, the good witch of cake. Warning: may contain cartoon moments, butter and sugar.

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