17 Pumpkin Recipes For DIY Treats To Ring In Pumpkin Spice Latte Season

17 Pumpkin Recipes For DIY Treats To Ring In Pumpkin Spice Latte Season

Pumpkin Milkshakes: Perfect for bringing all the plaid-clad boys to the yard. And for satisfying the pumpkin craving when it's still 92 degrees out.


There are plenty of things that ring in the changing of the seasons and the arrival of Fall: the leaves changing colors, the air getting cooler, but most importantly, the return of Starbucks' legendary Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

Effective today, August 28, Pumpkin Spice Lattes have returned to Starbucks stores. But the fun doesn't stop there! Try these 17 recipes for pumpkin-flavored treats to keep the festivity of the season going all autumn long.

And check out my pumpkin-inspired Pinterest board for more ideas that didn't make the cut!

1. Homemade PSLs

homemade pumpkin spice latte

Why spend $5 on it at Starbucks when you can make a huge supply from your own kitchen? Be the favorite friend by inviting everyone over for some.

And add booze for a nice grown-up treat.

2. Pumpkin butter 

Pumpkin butter

Takes 5 minutes to make and then you can spread it all over everything you eat this fall to make it pumpkin-y.

3. Cookies 

pumpkin cookies

Like the fluffy frosted things from the grocery store that gave us all cavities as children. Recipe here.

4. French toast

pumpkin french toast

The ultimate breakfast.

5. Truffles

pumpkin truffles

Almost better than halloween candy. Recipe here.

6. A savory tart 

Pumpkin spinach tart

Not all pumpkin recipes have to be cloyingly sweet desserts. Try this one here.

7. Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler

pumpkin pecan cobbler

Serve it hot with a cold scoop of ice cream.

8. PSL bites

PSL bites

Like little donut holes that require no baking.

9. Stuffed Shells 

pumpkin stuffed shells

Another savory pumpkin dish that features my other great food love, cheese.

10. Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie bars

There are hundreds of recipes for this but this one was one of the most aesthetically pleasing and also requires no baking.

11. Crepes

Pumpkin crepes

Much yum. Recipe here.

12. Pumpkin pie dip 

pumpkin pie dip

Yummy, creamy dip perfect with cinnamon sugar pita chips.

13. Donuts

pumpkin spice donuts

Super yummy and customizable.

14. Pancakes 

pumpkin pancakes

Stacked with protein and even better for you than actual pancakes.

15. Ice cream

pumpkin ice cream

Creamy and boozy, what a dream.

16. Cheesecake

pumpkin cheesecake

Not quite pie, but another creamy pumpkin dessert.

17. Milkshakes

pumpkin pie milkshake

Perfect for bringing all the plaid-clad boys to the yard. And for satisfying the pumpkin craving when it's still 92 degrees out.

So happy cooking and my the Pumpkin Spice be always in your favor.

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.

There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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25 Activities You Must Add To Your Fall Bucket List This Year

Before we blink, it'll be next year.


Jot these down, sister, it is officially the best season of the year.

1. Make apple cider

2. Carve pumpkins

3. Go on a hayride 

4. Burn ​​ALL​​ the fall scented candles, girl

5. Make homemade caramel apples 

6. Watch Freeform's 31 nights of halloween 

7. Go through a corn maze with your BFF's 

8. Bake pumpkin bars/bread/pie/EVERYTHING pumpkin

9. Visit a haunted house 

10. Make a cozy playlist 

11. Toast pumpkin seeds

12. Create a gratitude jar 

13. Attend a farmers market for fall produce 

14. Cheer on your favorite football team


15. Shop those Black Friday deals

16. Find joy in a new hobby

17. Find a new favorite soup recipe 

18. Host a friendsgiving 

19. Two words... halloween. oreos. 

20. Try a new fall Starbucks drink

21. Start a new book

22. Take all of those fall inspiration insta pictures

23. Explore a new local coffee shop 

24. Buy a new (or old) three times too big flannel 

25. Soak it all in 

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