The Pumpkin Spice Latte (or PSL if you're a hardcore lover) starts early every year. If feels like it's been around for months already and we've got a long way to go before Thanksgiving. There must be another spice!
If you're sick of Pumpkin, but still want to spice up your coffee drink we've got you covered. Here are some alternatives that will give you the Fall kick you're looking for.
1. Nutmeg- You can get fancy or stick to the basics. Sprinkle a little store bought nutmeg on your favorite drink for a great new flavor. Or you can freshly grind you own. Whether fresh or pre-ground, nutmeg infuses the drink with a gingerbread-y flavor that'll make you want to put on mittens.
2. Nutella- Here's another easy add in that most people already have in their cupboards. Just heat up a little Nutella with cream and whole milk to thin it out. You can even add a little bit of cocoa powder and vanilla. It's so good you might take a taste before you add it to your coffee.
3. Apples- Caramel or candied, apples are a fall tradition that make a great addition to your beverages. You can start by simmering apples, apple juice, whole black peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, thyme, rosemary, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and water together into a syrup, then strain out the solids.
4. Chai- If you're still craving that pumpkin feeling then Chai lattes might be for you. The spices are a very similar mix of cinnamon and cloves. You can also just go for the tea if you're looking for a caffeine break.
5. Matcha- Here's another super trendy drink these days. Matcha is basically green tea on steroids, and as the matcha-flavoured phenomenon spreads, the matcha lattes, cocktails and snacks will surely take over your favorite coffee shop as well. It's also packed with anti-oxidants for an extra holiday boost.
It may be the most popular drink this time of year, but pumpkin spice lattes aren't for us all. Hopefully with this list of possible alternatives you can find your new favorite to enjoy on a cold fall day inside a cozy warm home.