Thirsty Thursday: Pumpkin Latte Mudslide

It's that season again. You know, Starbucks Holiday drinks. Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel then comes Peppermint Mocha What? You didn't know there were 5 seasons now?! I can assure you that for some people this is basic truth. I have made quite a few Starbucks inspired mudslides, salted caramel mudslide and peppermint oreo mudslide. and so I had thought for a while as to how I could bring a pumpkin spice latte to fruition.

The first go round was for our Halloween party, I made my concoction using coffee ice cream, pumpkin cream liquor, kahlua & fluff vodka...and it was pretty tasty...Just didn't quite capture the true essence that is a Pumpkin Spice Latte, the version that people literally plan their day around(not me, but definitely some people) and I set about to rectify this.

And just this past week Starbucks themselves sent me a sign that they were all gung ho in supporting me in my endeavor by releasing this is very thing one day I was aisle hopping trying to come up w/ideas. I dare you to argue this wasn't their goal...

Behold this diddly...

and my answer was so obvious and simple it would have been almost offensive to not oblige Starbucks in their quest to help me perfect this tasty treat.

1 cup ice cream
1 1/2 oz kahlua
1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
1 1/2 oz baileys
2 oz coffee
1 cup ice
1 pinch pumpkin pie spice(optional)

Place all ingredients in blender and blend to desired consistency  Keep in mind you can make this w/more or less of any ingredient, including alcohol. This would be super simple to adapt to a Non Alcoholic version.
Just omit the alcohol and use 3 oz coffee and substitute one of the bazillion many caramel flavored coffee creamers.

I made this particular recipe for a gathering I had and used shooter glasses. This recipe yielded 10 medium sized shooters. I would think it would convert to 2/3 glasses if that's how you choose to enjoy it.

and don't worry, I know you are so concerned about not knowing exactly what my first recipe was, the one involving pumpkin liqueur and marshmallow fluff. Stop it, you should know by now I only want for you to get some goodness. Tune in soon and you will get that one too.

and yes. earlier your mind didn't deceive you...I typed the word diddly. that's right. and I am not afraid to own it.

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