Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Domestic Escapade Failure

You all know about my addiction to Starbucks

My addiction gets more expensive during the fall.  Because Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back.  And they are way more pricey than my regular vanilla latte.

So in an attempt to be thrifty today, I thought I'd try a recipe from Pinterest said by Sarah to be a pretty good knockoff.

I really wanted to like it.  I even put it in a Starbucks mug to make it feel legit.

But after a few sips, down the drain it went.

Did I go wrong when I used frozen pumpkin that I'd defrosted?  Did I not add enough coffee?

I don't know.

What I do know is that I just should have tried Sarah's first.

Something else I know is that my mister is great.  He felt so bad about the fail that he offered to take me for a Starbucks run afterward.

And you know I said yes.


  1. Depressing! Glad I didn't try that before trying an actual Starbucks!

    High five for Uncle Ken Ken!

  2. Okay...I tried this via a different Pin, using the a simlar recipe though. I did 1/3 c canned pumpkin, 1 c light vanilla soy milk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, realized I was out of pumpkin pie spice, so I tried to sub with 1 tsp nutmeg and some extra cinnamon. Oh ya, and a couple packs of Splenda. Plus topped with light whipped cream. FAIL!! At first it was okay, until I got to the gross goey, gritty (is that possible? those two in one texture?!) substance at the bottom of the cup. NOT GOOD! Boo. I'm thinking the pumpkin flavored syrup is the trick. Too bad it's probably full of calories. But probably still cheaper than the real thing!

  3. love it! and yay for your Hubby coming to your rescue!

  4. WHAT?! I know at least 6 peeps that have tried mine and loved it. have to at least try it the next time I make it. :)

  5. My sister has pinned one, made it, and really liked it. Not sure if it is the same as Sarah's or not. I am very proud of you for attempting to replace your Starbucks addition partially. Very proud.

  6. Sad day! I would love to find a recipe similar to Starbucks... probably won't happen. Have a great week! Thanks for linking-up!

  7. Okay... well... since you were honest, I'll be honest too. I have NOT HAD A PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE yet this season.

    Gaaaaspppppppp. Your story makes me want one. Rill bad.