Fans of pumpkin spice, today is your lucky day. In addition to many other seasonal limited-time menu items, Starbucks is bringing back its Pumpkin Spice Latte for the fall. This year is the 20th anniversary of the beverage that contributed to the rise of the pumpkin spice craze.
A recent addition to Starbucks’ seasonal beverage lineup is the Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte. The Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, a brand-new Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, and the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato are also available for the autumn season. Snacks include the new Baked Apple Croissant, Owl Cake Pop, and Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin.
August is upon us, which signifies that it is once more time for all things pumpkin spice. too early? Starbucks disagrees and will be reintroducing its PSL to the menu on August 24.
Pumpkin spice latte
So if you smell sweet spices in the air, it’s not your imagination; it’s just the artificial scent of fall reminiscence. Additionally, considering that “pumpkin spice latte” isn’t a flavor found in nature, perhaps it’s time to give up on manufactured beverages and start fresh. (Because you are aware that pumpkin is actually a squash and does not naturally taste like cinnamon and sugar.)
It’s not the actual pumpkin you’re yearning if the flavor of pumpkin spice is what gets you excited about fall every year. The spice mixture, which has been enhanced with sugar, gives Twinkies, cereal, and other products their flavor.
But now that we’re all pros at whipping up meals with ingredients we already have in the fridge, why not make your own easy homemade pumpkin spice mix so you can pumpkin spice anything you want at home?
Try pumpkin fries if you enjoy sweet potato fries. Like its root vegetable siblings, pumpkin fries can be roasted in the oven or made crispy in an air fryer. Depending on your mood, they can lean either savory or sweet. The delicata and kabocha squash cultivars can also be used with this technique.
Matchstick-sized pumpkins that have been peeled and sliced should be combined with olive oil and your choice spice blend before being baked for 30 minutes at 400 degrees or fried for 15 minutes, stirring midway through, until golden.
Want them to be crispier still? Like you would with a chicken cutlet, bread them in panko and season them with herbs and spices like cinnamon and sugar for churro-style pumpkin fries or Parmesan and garlic for Italian.