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Homemade Spiced Latte Recipes: Pumpkin, Chai, and More Here on the Suncoast

| Angela Naff |

It is that time of year again when the age-old debate of pumpkin spice or nah rage! Yes, there are many that live for those fragrant, comforting flavors and scents to reappear in the fall. The pumpkin, chai, and other amazing comfort foods with fall baked into each bite. Yet, others will rally public opinion to try and rid the country of these very flavors. It is hilarious at times to hear the pumpkin spice crowd against those who would never let those cross their lips. We are team Pumpkin Spice, chai and everything fall flavored so we compiled a list of amazing recipes you can make at home to satiate your taste buds this fall.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

Pumpkin spice isn’t just for breakfast! You can enjoy your favorite fall flavor for happy hour, too! This pumpkin martini is sweet, creamy, and topped with frozen whipped cream! This might end up being a rich go-to drink for all your gatherings and unwinding at the end of a long day.

Pumpkin Martini
Photo Courtesy of The Pioneer Woman


  • 2 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. aged rum 
  • 1/4 c. pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup 
  • 1/4 c. half-and-half
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, plus additional for garnish
  • 1/4 c. whipped topping or whipped cream
  • Handful of ice cubes


  1. Check out the full instructions HERE.

Chai Tea Apple Custard Pie

If you adore apple pie, then this twist on the traditional recipe could up your game. This from scratch, creamy, apple pie is sure to be a talking point this fall.

Photo Courtesy of Health Stars in the Kitchen


For the Custard

  • 2 cups half and half
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 splash Vanilla
  • 3 large Egg(s)
  • 3 large Egg YOLK(s), Organic Pasture Raised
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt

Pie Crust

  • 1 single pie crust

For the Pecan Crumble Topping

  • 2 tablespoons Butter (or ghee) room temperature
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup organic shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar


  1. Check out the full instructions HERE.

No-Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Heaping scoops of homemade ice cream can add an additional sweet flavor to the fall or favorite dessert. Sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice work magic in the freezer for an ice cream you don’t need an ice cream maker to pull off. The freezer does all the work!

Pumpkin spice
Photo Courtesy of Lisa Lin


  • 2/3 cup (170g) 100% pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated  nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 14-ounce (400g) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (475ml) heavy cream


  1. Check out the full instructions HERE.

Seeded Pumpkin Bread

This bread adds some additional health benefits with pumpkin, flax, and sesame seeds. You can add whatever toppings you prefer to personalize this hearty bread. Whether for breakfast, lunch, or a snack this is sure to be a pleasing recipe.

Pumpkin bread
Photo Courtesy of Southern Living


  • 1 ⅓ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ⅓ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin
  • ⅔ cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 ⅓ cups (about 14 1/4 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Baking spray with flour


  • ¼ cup raw pumpkin seed kernels (pepitas)
  • 2 tsp. flax seeds
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds


  1. Check out the full instructions HERE.

Which recipe are you going to rush out and try today? There are several weeks left in the Fall before winter comes upon us with a new taste palette of holidays and other items. While purchasing expensive drinks out can get expensive, these recipes can be a great alternative. Make your own offerings for your own, as well as fall gatherings with that spice flavor profile sure to please those who love pumpkin spice and chai flavors.

Happy Fall Suncoast!

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