FALL IS HERE! like, for reals fall & we no longer have to pretend. i know most of us have been celebrating fall since the first of september, but now we can drink those pumpkin spice lattes judgement free. no more haters saying "um, you know it's still summer right?". so let us celebrate the arrival of the best season ever with a matcha twist on a classic pumpkin spice latte. because we all love green tea lattes & we all love pumpkin lattes, i took this as the perfect opportunity to create a mash up of the two. i am all about creating not so basic pumpkin spiced drinks & treats this season. this drink contains aiya matcha's cooking grade matcha powder which helps the matcha stand out even when combined with other flours. also, this drink includes real pumpkin puree because i know some pumpkin spiced lattes cough starbucks don't actually contain any pumpkin. the matcha creates a gorgeous earthy green hue colour & i even topped it with some matcha infused whipped cream. i hope you enjoy this all season long cozied up at home in sweaters & blankets galore. happy first day of fall friends!

ohhh right & about that exciting news... WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! yay for being a homeowner. a new season & a new home makes for the best month ever. it is a gorgeous centry home in a small town that reminds me of starshallow. i can't wait to show you guys it once i am done painting & decorating! i've already picked out some gorgeous farrow + ball paint & wallpaper, beautiful delta brass faucets, modern cedar + moss lighting & the funkiest bathroom wallpaper from trustworth studios. okay, i don't wanna give all my designs away so you will have to wait a few more weeks! i hope you are as excited as i am:)



for the matcha pumpkin spice latte
(makes two servings)

  • 2 1/2 cups of whole milk (can substitute almond, soy or rice milk)
  • 1/4 cup of pure pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ounce espresso
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons aiya matcha powder (cooking grade blend)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

for the matcha whipped cream


for the matcha pumpkin spice latte

  • in a saucepan over medium heat add the milk, pumpkin puree, raw sugar, vanilla, espresso, aiya matcha powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg & cloves.
  • bring to a simmer, whisking constantly to froth the milk.
  • pour into mugs & top with fresh matcha whipped cream + a dash of cinnamon.

for the matcha whipped cream

  • in a cold mixing bowl add the whipping cream, aiya matcha powder, sugar & vanilla.
  • whisk until stiff peaks are formed & set aside in the fridge until ready to use.

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this post was created in partnership with aiya matcha you can find the cooking grade matcha powder that i used here. thank you for supporting the brands that help  me do what i love!