15 Pumpkin-Packed Ways to Celebrate the PSL's 15th Birthday
Let's raise a glass (or pumpkin-scented candle) to that fateful day in 2003.
It's hard to imagine a time when the PSL — that sweet, sweet harbinger of fall — wasn't on the forefront of our minds (and lips) each and every autumn. But just 15 years ago this past spring, the pumpkin spice latte — almost named the 'Fall Harvest Latte' (oh the horror!) — was just a germ of an idea incubating at Starbucks' Liquid Lab in Seattle, set to hit test markets later that fall. The rest is history.
Since then, Starbucks has sold more than 200 million PSLs, turning a few basic ingredients into a cultural phenomenon. In addition to the barrage of PSL-scented candles and bath products overtaking store shelves each August, you can now buy pumpkin spice cereals, sweets and even potato chips. And to be honest, we're not mad about it. In fact, we've jumped on the bandwagon wholeheartedly this year to bring you our favorite ways to stock your home and pantry with all things pumpkin and spice. Happy 15th b-day, PSL!
Set the Table With a Pumpkin Centerpiece
MAKE IT: Succulent-Topped Pumpkin Centerpiece
Light a Candle
BUY IT: Amazon, $19.99
Welcome Guests in Style
BUY IT: Etsy, $40
Soothe Chapped Lips
BUY IT: Amazon, $8.14
Craft Some Chic, Velvet Pumpkins
MAKE IT: DIY Velvet Pumpkins
Light It Up
BUY IT: Pier1, $5.99
Disinfect With Pumpkin-Scented Cleaners
BUY IT: Amazon, $38.00
Eat Pumpkin Butter Straight From the Jar
BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $10.36
Whip Up Pumpkin-Spice Pancakes
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes Soaked in Syrup and Topped With Chopped Pecans
These pancakes are a bit denser than usual pancakes thanks to the weight of the pumpkin puree, but with a slight increase in cooking time you are left with a flavorful start to your day. Serve these up for breakfast throughout the holiday season.
MAKE IT: Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Serve This No-Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
MAKE IT: No-Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Indulge in Spicy Pumpkin Pasta
MAKE IT: Spicy Pumpkin Pasta
Brew a Batch of Slow-Cooker PSLs
Make It: Slow-Cooker PSL for a Crowd
Sip in Style
BUY IT: Etsy, $12.99+
Relax With a Pumpkin-Spice Face Mask
MAKE IT: Pumpkin Spice Face Mask
Don't Forget the Fur Babes!
BUY IT: The Honest Kitchen, $7.99