With all of the holiday celebrations coming up, being far away from my family can be especially hard. I miss them like crazy! Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, I can schedule coffee dates via Skype and stay connected to the people who matter most! These moments of connection make the miles disappear and my slightly homesick heart feel a just little less homesick 🙂 Of course there is always yumminess of some sort involved, this time I whipped up a homemade pumpkin spice latte to savor while I chatted with my sister Emily.

 Coffee Date with my favorite sister - BusyBeingJennifer.com #shop #pumpkinspicelatte

I love to drink my “fancy” coffee… and if I can make it at home it’s even better!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte - BusyBeingJennifer.com #shop

Here’s what you need…

Coffee-mate Pumpkin Spice Creamer
Extra Strong Coffee
Whipped Cream
Canned Pumpkin
Pumpkin Spice

In a microwave safe container (I use a mason jar) mix 1/4 cup of milk and 4 tablespoons of the Coffee-mate Pumpkin Spice Creamer. Add 1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin and whisk into milk/creamer until completely blended. Heat for 45 to 60 seconds. Pour heated milk/creamer/pumpkin mixture into your favorite mug, and fill with extra strong, black coffee. Stir until blended. Garnish with whip cream and pumpkin spices.

Yummy Pumpkin Spice Latte - BusyBeingJennifer.com #shop

Something this yummy is best savored along with some overdue sister chat, wedding planning, and family news reporting. Of course, its best if you can share this yummy pumpkin spiced latte with your coffee date in person, but if not, they can make their own… cause you’re nice enough to give them the recipe and tell them what they need in advance 🙂

Pumpkin Spice Lattes and a nice long chat with my sister. busybeingjennifer.com #shop

Before you know it an hour or 2 will have passed and the coffee will be gone…

Pumpkin Spice Latte - BusyBeingJennifer.com

But your heart will be happy! Besides, you can always make yourself another latte and chat some more!

Sometimes in this crazy, busy, hectic part of the year, the best thing we can do for ourselves is stop, enjoy a cup of our favorite “fancy” drink and spend time with the people who matter the most! Its pretty much the only thing that keeps my from going completely crazy some days!

Whats your favorite “fancy” drink? What is your favorite way to create moments of connection?

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37 Responses to Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte #LoveYourCup

  1. Yum! This recipe sounds great. Pinning this for later!

  2. carly says:

    Oh man, this looks AMAZING!!!!

  3. ModernJune says:

    I love your mug! Really great!

  4. ModernJune says:

    Oh it ate half my message! I am a caramel kind of girl! Caramel anything in the morning <3 I have a wonderful online mommy group we vlog a lot to each other!

  5. Patti says:

    I totally need whipped cream on my coffee…RIGHT NOW!

  6. Chelsea says:

    This looks seriously AMAZING!!! I'm definitely going to have to try and make this!

  7. That coffee looks delicious! I love pumpkin spice soooo much…I can't get enough pumpkin everything during the fall. 😉

  8. jamie4flanary says:

    Ah yummy! I also live far from my family…we Skype sometimes but mostly talk on the phone.

  9. Robin says:

    I would love this if I loved coffee enough. lol Coffee doesn't do anything for me sadly. BUT NOMMYS ON THE PUMPKIN SPICE!!!!!

  10. Heather says:

    This looks super yummy!

  11. rebecca says:

    Oh, I can taste that now. My favorite is Chocolate raspberry coffee…. with whip cream it would be amazing!

  12. pnkheelspnktrk says:

    Chai Tea Latte!! My favorite "Fancy" Drink! 😉

  13. Pristine says:

    Yum!! I love homemade pumpkin spice latte recipes. To be honest, they usually turn out better than Starbucks' version! Will have to try this one. Thanks for sharing

  14. Autumn says:

    That looks SO yummy! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I can't wait to try this one out!

  15. Meredith says:

    Trying this tomorrow morning! SO excited!!!

  16. Melanie says:

    This looks great! How awesome that you guys chat online (and that you can enjoy your latte too!)

  17. kendall says:

    Yumm Yumm that sounds amazing!!

  18. Jeannie says:

    I just returned from the store with ingredients to make this, I'm quite excited! Here via TWB

  19. Barb says:

    Ooh sounds great! Especially on this cold windy night in N MI

  20. Angela S says:

    I get so excited over the rare occasion when I stop into a coffee shop for one of these. I am totally going to make my own now!

  21. Ange says:

    That looks so yummy!!

  22. Claire says:

    This looks delicious – pumpkin spice latte is my all time favorite! Thanks for the recipe!!

  23. Kecia says:

    This Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte looks great! I like your idea of connecting via Skype for coffee dates. We like to Face Time around here!

  24. Liz @ ANIAN says:

    What a perfect way to share a cup of coffee with someone you love! 🙂

  25. Chelsea says:

    YUM! This is a definite NEED to try.

  26. You know, there is nothing like a cup of hot coffee with fancy cream and conversation with a friend.

  27. MMMmm looks delicious! My favorite part of fall the pumpkin spice everywhere!

  28. katherine says:

    Now this looks amazing! YUM!

  29. amber.m says:

    This makes me wanna try a PSL. I'm not a huge pumpkin fan but this sounds good.

  30. piera says:

    I was actually looking for a PSL recipe the other day so thank you for sharing this! Looks delish!

  31. Rachel says:

    I'm a big fan of Chai Lattes. Starbucks is my favorite and I have tried to re-create it at home with little success. I will keep trying though. I love having my neighbors over for coffee (or going to their houses) so we can let our little ones play while we get ready for the day!

  32. Love pumpkin spice anything!! Yummy!

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  34. pmoppins says:

    Making this right now as I type (coffee is brewing and all other ingredients at the ready). Thanks for sharing.

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