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Spiked PSL with Alcohol Infused Whipped Cream

Happy November, y’all! This is the time that the holiday season really starts to heat up. Schedules get busier. Christmas shopping begins. Life gets a little crazier. But, its OK! There are plenty of ways to enjoy the season and take a moment to breathe.

One way of doing that is with my Spiked PSL. Ummm…yes, SPIKED! I added rum up in there! But I didn’t just stop with that addition. I also added Frangelico liquor to my whipped cream (do you hear the angels singing yet?). This recipe is beyond perfect for a Fall brunch, afternoon with the girls or even to whip up on Thanksgiving to get you through dinner with the in-laws. I got you boo, I got you.

The flavors of the rum and pumpkin work SO well together and the nuttiness from the hazelnut liquor is divine! This is definitely a Fall treat in a mug.

On this first day of November, our area has been facing some horrible weather. We’ve got terrible thunderstorms with heavy rain, loud thunder, scary lightening and some flash flooding. We are all staying in today, and I felt it was the best time to whip up a batch of these delicious PSLs to warm us up!

I use a basic mix of PSL ingredients such as pure pumpkin puree (not pie filling!), good strong coffee, milk and pumpkin pie spice. I then add in honey, which I feel rounds out the flavors SO much better than plain sugar, plus a good dark rum. You can use any variety of dark rum you choose, but I have been preferencing this amber aged rum from Old New Orleans Distillery. I use heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and Frangelico liquor for my whipped cream. It is so so good! Now, could you just use regular whipped cream from the can? Well…yes. Would it be as good? Proooobably not. Just saying. I also feel that Rumchata would be a delicious liquor to use in this whipped cream, or get creative with the liquor of your choice!

Let me know what you think of this recipe below! Also don’t forget to tag a PSL loving friend on Instagram!

Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte with Hazelnut Liquor Whipped Cream                                       (Makes 2 Servings)


Ingredients for the Hazelnut Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2tbs Powdered Sugar
  • 2tbs Frangelico Liquor


In a large mixing bowl with whisk attachment (I used my Kitchenaid), beat the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar on high until it just starts to come together and soft peaks form.


Add in the Frangelico and beat on high again for about another minute, until hard peaks form. Make sure to watch closely and not OVER BEAT, which could cause the cream to curdle. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and sat aside in the fridge while you make the latte.



Forgot to add the honey in the original ingredients photo (whoops!)


Ingredients for the PSL:

  • 16oz strong black coffee
  • 2tbs pure pumpkin puree
  • 4tbs honey
  • 1/2tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4tbs half & half (though regular milk will work fine too)
  • 2tbs rum


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the first 5 ingredients until well blended. Remove from heat and add in rum. Pour into 2 mugs. Top with a healthy dollop of the Frangelico whipped cream and sprinkle on some extra pumpkin pie spice.


That’s it! This is seriously the best PSL recipe and guaranteed to be a hit at your next get together!


Now time for the outfit deets. Can’t forget that of course. My dress is a couple seasons old from Express, but it has been one of my favorites! With the ruching on the stomach and the fit, it is almost an exact copy of THIS Nordstrom number. The boots are a $10 find from Just Fab and the scarf is less than $12 on Amazon! You will definitely be seeing this cozy, chic outfit on repeat!

Wishing everyone a Happy November!

XOXO, Cortney


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