I shared my Easy Pumpkin Creamcheese Muffins earlier this week, so I figured I would continue the theme and share my latest pumpkin discovery: the Pumpkin Spice Latte from McDonalds.
With September done and over, the kids and I are starting to fall into a bit of a weekly routine with playgroup on Tuesdays, Camden’s preschool class on Thursdays and another playdate or two to fill out the week. I usually enjoy a coffee at home from the Kuerig each morning, but last year with the rush to get ready and out the door I got into the habit of treating myself to a store bought coffee on the way to playgroup. This was usually from Tim Horton’s, and occasionally Starbucks or Second Cup when I was wanted something extra fancy.
I have tried the coffee from McDonalds before and enjoy their latte’s, but for some reason it just never comes to mind when I think of stopping for a coffee. I first tried the McDonalds Pumpkin Spice latte on a whim when I noticed a sign for it while ordering the kids a Happy Meal. I was very pleasantly surprised by the first sip and was immediately disappointed I didn’t order a larger size then the small. It is creamy with just the right amount of pumpkin and cinnamon flavour.
I do like the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte, but at $2 less per cup McDonald’s is a great alternative. It is missing the whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkling, but doesn’t come with the guilt of spending that much on a cup of coffee. It is the perfect compromise between economical and fancy coffee and has given me something to look forward to for the last several Tuesday mornings. There’s nothing better then some adult conversation with a good cup of coffee!