Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The nearest Starbucks to where I live is an hour drive away. So, when I'm out shopping or on a business trip and see a Starbucks, I have to stop.

I do have my favorites, in the summer it's any flavor frappuccino. In the winter, it the Caramel Macchiato Latte and at Christmas I cannot pass up their Peppermint Mocha Twist. Actually, it's probably a good thing I am not near a Starbucks or I would be more over weight than I already am.

This Fall, I have been looking forward to their Pumpkin Spice Latte and this week, I had an out of town business meeting and knew I would be driving by a Starbucks. My plan was to stop and get one to drink for the drive back to my office. To my extreme disappointment, they were out of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. OMG, if they only knew how my mouth had watered all morning with the anticipation of that drink. How could Starbucks do that to me!! So, I ended up with my regular Caramel Macchiato and it was really good, but I am still craving that Pumpkin Spice Latte.

In a week, I have a three-day out of town business trip in a large city. There has to be Starbucks near the hotel and hopefully, I will get my Pumpkin Spice Latte, or I will be one unhappy lady.

I'm doing something a little different this week. I don't have a recipe of my own for the Latte, so I have posting a link to one for all of you to try. This is a Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe made in a slow cooker and from the ABC News' Good Morning America web site.

What are your favorite Starbucks drinks? Post your answer in the comments. Thanks and enjoy your drink.



Marian Allen said...

I don't do Starbucks much. I hit the locals like Corydon's Cafe on the Square and Louisville's Java Brewing Company. The pumpkin spice lattes there are, as my British son-in-law would say, gorgeous!

In the summer, I like Java's cream soda, which is flavor, soda and cream. Mmmmmm....

Hazelnut is my all-'round favorite flavor, though. If I should ever get allergic, I would be so sad!

Vonnie said...

I do like the local shops as well. There is a place called Java Jodi's in the town where I work and they have hands down the best chai latte there. I took a few other chai latte fans there and we all agree.

I'm going to try the homemade recipe. I'll let you know what I think when I do.