Spending a Little to Save a Latte

Comforting latte season is well underway, but the cost of the daily drive-through may be taking its toll on your wallet by now. At $4+ a pop, your daily or weekly fall fix can end up costing you almost $100 a month!

With a little planning and creativity, you can have your fall favorites at home for a fraction of the price. Here are some of our top picks for saving a latte.

Babble posted this great blog on season up your own beverages.

The Basics. The basic way to blend some pumpkin spice flavor into your beverage is by adding pumpkin puree + pumpkin pie spice. You can add them to taste. For beverages, you may want to look out for pumpkin puree from a box.
Maple. Add extra fall flavor by sweetening your pumpkin spice sip with maple syrup.
Chocolate. You might not think pumpkin and chocolate pair well together – but they certainly do! Try a pumpkin spice hot chocolate or mocha and see if the flavors entice your taste buds!

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Pioneer Woman features a delicious recipe for pumpkin muffins here.

A scone to go with your latte? Check out Recipe Girl’s Pumpkin Scone recipe, you probably can’t tell the difference between this and a leading coffee chain’s scone. At the end of the recipe, you will also find a delicious latte recipe.

Check out Sweet Pea’s Kitchen scone recipe that includes directions for freezing unbaked portions.

Happy sipping and saving.

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