Guys, I’m obsessed with holiday treats.

Breads, bagels and coffee are on the top of my lists.  Is there a better time than fall/winter for a fantastic cup of coffee?  

I didn’t think so.

Coffee as an after dinner treat?  Yesssssssss.   (And yep.  It does make me feel like a grown-up now that I choose coffee rather than ice cream or wine for dessert.)

Mom made this treat last week.


Yes it was really good because mom made it, but actually – it’s just plan good – regardless.  

It’s a pumpkin spice latte that you can make at home!  Perfect.  Glorious.  Fall.  Thanksgiving.  Goodness.  


(P.S. need another tasty sip for Thanksgiving?  May I suggest spiced apple cider?  There.  I suggested it.  Amazing.)  


Pumpkin Spice Latte

You will need:

  • 3 cups low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

In a saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until steaming.  Pour the mixture into 5 cups, then top with freshly brewed coffee.   Add whipped cream and cinnamon to top.  There will be enough for five servings.  


Leslie Means

Leslie is the co-founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have two pretty fantastic little girls ages 8 and 6 and one little dude born March 2017! When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.