Pumpkin Pie Fauxccino




Summer and fall seem to be at odds with each other. Just a few weeks ago we were out at the local pool for our last swim of the season. The weather cooled off of a bit before jumping back up to the high 80s. That’s life in Baja I guess. Slowly but surely fall is settling in. Today is the first “real” raining day we have had since last spring. I find myself delighted to be curled up with a mug of coffee and warm socks.

Yes, fall is here yet I know that there will be more warm days ahead, which is why I have some pumpkin treats up my sleeves for those days when you can’t enjoy a pumpkin pie lattes or steaming chai tea. It would just be cruel to deprive one’s self of pumpkin delights just because it is hot right?

Let me introduce you to my new friend, The Pumpkin Pie Fauxccino. It’s contains all the promises of autumn but can be slurped through a straw, allowing you to comfort yourself with the fact that it really is October even when it doesn’t feel like it. For those of you that are a fan of Starbucks tasty fall drinks I’ve been told that this fauxccino is a happy substitute. I’ve never actually had one myself so I wouldn’t know….

Regardless of I love this drink, I’ve made it quite a few times (I won’t say how many), so many times that I am out of puree and need to make some more.


Pumpkin Pie Fauxccino
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  • 2 cups strong coffee
  • 2 cups whole raw milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground clove
  • Vanilla Whipped Cream for topping
  • Salted Caramel Sauce for topping
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon for topping
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. If you want an icy drink freeze the mixture for 2 hours and blend again so that it has more of a slushy consistancy.
  3. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce and ground cinnamon.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2


Do you have a favorite fall treat for those hot days?

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is a dorm “mama” to a gaggle of amazing girls ages 10 to 18 at a home and school for the Deaf in Baja California, Mexico. She believes that life was meant to be lived barefoot with lots of open space to roam and play. Katie is passionate about nourishing food, herbs and simple living. She can often be found with a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of dark chocolate while she writing, reading and living life.