Easy pumpkin drinks you need in your life rn

October is finally here—and there's never been a more perfect time for pumpkin. But a lot of baking recipes require time, energy and effort that you just don't have when there are pumpkin patches to go to. These easy drink recipes are fast, tasty and all showcase pumpkin in a way that will put you in the fall mood. 

Pumpkin spiced latte


Nothing screams fall more than a PSL. Make the classic drink by heating up milk and pumpkin puree in the microwave along with brown sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Pour the mixture in a mug, then add your espresso shots or hot coffee. Top with whipped cream and more pumpkin pie spice for that perfect sugary goodness!

Pumpkin milkshake


The perfect dessert for the gal who can't quite let go of summer yet, the pumpkin milkshake is simple and delicious. Add pumpkin pie filling, milk and vanilla ice cream to a blender and pulse until smooth and creamy. Top it with whipped cream, because every milkshake needs whipped cream. For a fun twist, use different flavors of ice cream that pair perfectly with pumpkin, like dulce de leche or cinnamon!

Pumpkin hot chocolate


Pumpkin + hot chocolate = the perfect combo you *need* to beat the cold weather. Heat up your milk of choice with pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and vanilla in the microwave (or over the stove if you want to be fancy). Stir until the pumpkin is dissolved into the milk. Add your hot cocoa powder to your favorite mug, then pour the pumpkin milk mixture over the powder. Top with whipped cream and enjoy while curled up on the couch with a blanket and a good book (check out these options for the perfect fall read)!

Iced pumpkin chai latte


Who doesn't love chai? The delicious, cinnamon-y flavor pairs perfectly with pumpkin, making it the perfect fall drink. Heat up pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and brown sugar, stirring until everything is incorporated, then let cool. Meanwhile, assemble the drink. Put ice cubes and chai concentrate (you can find this brand at Target) in a glass, then add your milk of choice and the pumpkin mixture. Stir with a straw or milk frother, top with cinnamon and enjoy!

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Looking for more drink recipes? Check out these posts:
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🎃 Everything you need to make the best-ever DIY chai latte

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by Rory Durso | 10/6/2022