I refuse to believe that just because it’s not October anymore that pumpkin is now passe’. But since we seem to be skipping over Thanksgiving this year (seriously, where are all the Thanksgiving ads? You know things are bad when we go straight to Chrismukkah), the discontinuation of pumpkin-flavored caffeinated beverages seems especially aggressive - and jarring. Here’s the recipe I’ve been using to keep pumpkin persisting in my mornings (and sometimes late afternoons):
Pumpkin Pie Coffee
Vanilla-flavored coffee (I prefer Dunkin’ Donuts seasonal Vanilla Nut flavor)
Pumpkin pie spice
Soy Milk Creamer (Silk has one; Trader Joe’s does too)
Add soy milk creamer to taste but before stirring, add one half teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Be careful to not OD on the PPS because it will sink to the bottom and taste like nutmeg/cinnamon shingles by the time you finish the cup. Stir well; enjoy. Viva la pumpkin!