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 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 three fantastic kids.  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.