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It’s kind of like Starbucks, but BETTER.

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At least I think so.

Although, in full disclosure I have never actually had a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yeah, never. I am just not a coffee drinker….yet.

I may be turning into one, not sure.

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte with Chocolate Drizzle | halfbakedharvest.com

I love the smell of coffee, I love the idea of coffee, but coffee itself?

I have never been able to down it without shaking. Blame my mom who, has never been a coffee drinker either. I know I have told you this before, but she actually drinks hot chocolate… like coffee. Yup, that means a cup or two every single morning. She never skips it and if she does she honestly gets withdrawal headaches. No joke, you do not want to be around her if she has not had her hot chocolate. Let’s just say it is not all that much fun.

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte with Chocolate Drizzle | halfbakedharvest.com

My dad on the other hand loves his coffee.

But he is not fancy. He actually likes the cheap stuff (think Walmart Great Value brand – a little treat for him is Costco’s version) and he drinks it as black as black can get. No cream, no sugar.

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte with Chocolate Drizzle | halfbakedharvest.com

I was kind of tired of hearing/reading about these Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

I mean really, it seems every last person is talking about them, tweeting about them, instagraming them, facebooking them. Yeah you get it.

They are popular.

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte with Chocolate Drizzle | halfbakedharvest.com

The other day, after reading this post (best part of every single Tuesday) and visiting this amazing recipe for a traditional pumpkin spice latte I just gave in. I needed to make one. I need to try one for myself. I needed to see what all the hype was about.

I just needed to.

But then, I went to get out all the ingredients and as I was pulling out the vanilla I dropped a can of coconut milk right on my big toe.

FUDGE!

That hurt like heck and I then proceeded to  jump around for good two minutes singing “owe, owe, owe, owe”. The I was like oh, wait. TOASTED COCONUT CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE!

It was happening.

Oh yes. Now THAT I knew I would like.

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte with Chocolate Drizzle | halfbakedharvest.com

And I did.

It’s awesome and the perfect warm and cozy fall treat that is ready in like maybe eight minutes – tops. It’s freaking awesome!

Toasted coconut and chocolate make everything better, but especially on Friday. It’s a Friday treat for sure!

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte with Chocolate Drizzle | halfbakedharvest.com

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte with Chocolate Drizzle

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings: 1 large drink!
Calories Per Serving: 613 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon canned coconut milk lite or regular
  • 1 tablespoon pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract optional
  • 3-4 tablespoons of your favorite hot cocoa powder I used [ghirardelli chocolate mocha - http://www.ghirardelli.com/store/shop-products/collections/hot-cocoa-beverages/chocolate-mocha-hot-cocoa-pouch.html]
  • 1/2 - 1 cup strong hot coffee I used 1/2 cup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened flaked or shredded coconut toasted
  • whipped cream or [coconut whipped cream | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/corn-fritters-with-coconut-whipped-cream-and-sweet-honey-bourbon-syrup/] for topping

Chocolate Caramel Drizzle

  • 2 tablespoons of [ this coconut caramel sauce | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/snickers-coconut-caramel-cupcakes/] or store bought caramel sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a glass measuring cup or microwave-safe bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup coconut milk, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, but watch closely to make sure the milk does not boil over. Remove from the microwave when the coconut milk is hot.
  • To the hot coconut milk add 3-4 tablespoon hot cocoa powder (I used 4) and whisk to dissolve. Add the vanilla and coconut extract (if using) and whisk once more.
  • Pour the mixture into a tall mug or glass. Add hot coffee and a tablespoon of coconut milk.
  • Add the caramel sauce and chocolate chips to a small bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds, sir and microwave another 15 second or until melted. Stir to combine.
  • Top the drink off with coconut whipped cream and then drizzle with the chocolate sauce and sprinkle with a heavy dose of toasted coconut.

Notes

*Measurements adapted from [Recipe Girl | http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/10/10/how-to-make-a-pumpkin-spice-latte/]

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte with Chocolate Drizzle | halfbakedharvest.com

For sure, for sure, for sure!

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  1. I’m so glad that I found your blog, I never imagined that I’m gonna liked every recipes you have here. We have family dinner next week and I’ll surely try this one. BTW the photographs are great!

    1. Thank you so much!! I am so happy you found my site and are loving me recipes! Hope you love everything you try! 🙂

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I would just like to say that I am in love with your food styling!! It is PHENOMENAL!!! Very creative, it is Awesome!!!

  3. I never thought of adding coconut to pumpkin – looks fantastic! Do you feel pretty full afterwards though? It looks heavy!

    1. Thanks Shikka!!

      You only feel full if you add the amounts of whipped cream and chocolate drizzle I did. LOL! But a normal serving is perfect!

  4. Found you on Talent Show Tuesday, and had to come take a look at this amazing drink! Wow – can’t wait to try!! Your photos are beautiful!

  5. I personally think you’re crazy for not liking coffee, and for having never tried a Pumpkin Spice Latte!! I’m a coffee fiend! (Although I can’t drink it black at all…) BUT you’re coffee-spilling art makes this loaded concoction look totally amazing!

  6. I am speechless! This is dessert!! I love it sooo much! Im sure youll be a coffee drinker soon enough! 😉 These pictures are absolutely stunning! You never cease to amaze me!!

  7. As much as I love the Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes, this sounds even better! Such a great (and unexpected) combination, but it looks awesome!

  8. I’m not a coffee drinker, either. It’s funny because my mom, my dad and my sister all love coffee. But I’m just never been into it.
    This looks more like a dessert drink, though. Certainly not like traditional coffee. You just gave pumpkin spice latte’s a whole new face for me. This looks OUTRAGEOUS. In a totally good way, of course. 🙂
    Pinning!

  9. Sorry about your toe! But, um… your pain is our gain? Because this looks freaking incredible, and I’m not even a fan of the Starbucks version!

    1. Thanks Katie!! Hope you love it and hope you guys are having a great fall weekend! It is freezing here (Frsico), but beautiful!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! My PSL recipe is my #1 most popular recipe on my site, every year, since 2011 from about August to December. People apparently love their PSLs. And since you’ve never had one from Starbucks, don’t bother. What you just created here will blow the pants of it, and any other PSL from anyone or anywhere. STUNNING photography. WOW!! pinned!

    1. Thank you!! You are so sweet! Not sure this one went over as great as yours did, but it’s still delicious and so warm and cozy! Thanks for comment about my photography and for pinning!

  11. Craaazy-good! That’s what this is. Tieghan, you’ve had a stellar week! I need this hot coffee drink in my life right now…perfection!

  12. I will admit that I love a PSL from Starbucks, but I’m not the person that proclaims it to the world every time I get one haha. I’m definitely going to try to make my own this weekend, can’t wait to try!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  13. Yum! What a brilliant idea. I love all of those flavors. Definitely have to try this one! Hope your toe is ok. 😉

  14. Jess’s Tuesday things are my favorite part of Tuesday, too!! And I used to not be a coffee drinker – now I can’t go without it and totally get full on migraines when I go without. It’s awful. I think I’d get full on addicted to these in a heartbeat and if anyone ever tried to take it away I think I’d gnaw their arm off.

  15. I don’t know what the huge deal about pumpkin lattes is either … though I do love pumpkin. I like the way you think! Toasted coconut and pumpkin – oh yeah! Throw some coffee in there and a background FULL of chocolate chips and coconut; I think I’ve found pumpkin latte heaven.

  16. Hooray for more things that require coconut caramel! 🙂 This looks amazing! I love how your mom gets withdrawal without hot chocolate (that sounds like my best friend), too cute.

  17. You are going to do me in once and for all with these beautiful pictures. This sounds absolutely delightful!

  18. That looks delicious! And my chocolate-loving son thinks so too, but he said “why would someone spill all that chocolate and coconut on the table just to take a picture?” LOL little boys!

    I’m going to have to try this sometime during the weekend!

    1. Haha! My dad said the very same thing when he saw the photos!! It actually was an accident. To much whipped cream! LOL!
      Thank you so much! I hope you love this!

  19. I pretty much want to roll around in that like a puppy! Haha, is that weird? Looks delicious and definitely a way to celebrate a Friday. Great recipe!

  20. So, Tieghan … better than Starbucks? Wow – that got my attention! I mean, I loved your blog before. But now. Hmmmmm …. what is a word for way more than love? Oh! I know! Latte-love. I latte-love your blog! Every single word in the gorgeous title of this killer I-need-to-be-drinking-this-immediately recipe screams “I am super-delicious and you will love me!” Ok – ’nuff said. Amaaaaaazing!