Festive Fall Drinks To Make At Home

Written by Meghan Dunster, Aidan Johnson, Aidan Leahy, and Megan Murphy

Fall is recognized for its crisp weather, pumpkin patches, changing leaves and, most importantly, its seasonal drinks. In an effort to kick off the autumnal season, why not save money and time, by making your favorite fall beverages at home? 

 

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

In a rush but want a quick drink on the go? This creamy two-step recipe will satisfy your thirst while taking no more than a few minutes of your time. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1 bottle of coffee-flavored frappuccino 
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice seasoning

Instructions:

  1. Add ingredients ( 2 cups of ice, 1 bottle of coffee-flavored frappuccino, ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice seasoning) into a 

blender and blend until well-mixed.

  1. Top with whipped cream and additional pumpkin spice 

                          seasoning if desired. 

Photo provided by Aidan Leahy

Pumpkin Spice Latte

This easy Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe is the perfect warm drink to enjoy when wanting to cuddle up with a cozy blanket to watch your favorite Halloween movies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 ½ tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Maple syrup – to taste
  • 1 ½ unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Topping: (optional)

  • Whipped cream
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Crushed graham crackers

Instructions:

  1. In a mug, mix together the hot espresso with the pumpkin puree, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup. 
  2. Steam the milk and add it to the espresso.
  3. Top with pumpkin pie spice and crushed graham crackers, if desired.
Photo provided by Megan Murphy

 

Pumpkin Flavored Swirl 

Craving your favorite fall drinks? This simple five minute tutorial to make your new favorite morning beverage will leave you craving more and more.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 TB pumpkin puree 
  • 3 TB of sweetened condensed milk
  •  ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  •  ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp of ground ginger
  • 5-10 ice cubes
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients (in order of ingredient list) into a blender

      2. Blend thoroughly until smooth

      3. Pour into a separate cup and add whipped cream on top (optional)

Photo provided by Meghan Dunster

 

Salted Caramel Mocha

This sweet fall favorite is the best coffee to have on a crisp fall day. The tasty, warm caramel will remind you of this season in every way. 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of milk
  • 12 fluid ounces of coffee
  • Desired amount of whipped cream
  • 1 tbsp of caramel
  • 2 tbs of hot cocoa mix
  • Sea Salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put your coffee into a large cup.
  2. Mix in the milk and the hot cocoa powder.
  3. Put the whipped cream on top.
  4. Sprinkle your caramel and sea salt on top
Photo provided by Aidan Johnson

Now that you have four delicious recipes to try out don’t forget to post your creations and tag us on Instagram @whsoutlander