By Vanessa Greaves

When Labor Day slams the door on summer, at least you've got PSL season to look forward to. Here's how you can save some major coin and brew your own at home. Bonus: Your name will never again be misspelled on your cup.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

This DIY has real pumpkin in it, something that even Starbucks has switched over to. Zippy, who submitted the recipe, says, "My husband is obsessed with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes! I created this recipe so we wouldn't have to go broke." How close does it come to the real thing? LivinOurLuvSong gives it her stamp of approval, saying, "I am a former Starbucks Manager. Pumpkin spice was my favorite (and cinnamon dolce).I followed the recipe to the letter but use 2% milk. I thought this was a good recipe without using a milk steamer.."

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Spicy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Not doing dairy? This one's made with almond milk and packs an extra kick with a grind of black pepper. Allrecipes community member Sara Nichols says, "This recipe encouraged me to finally try almond milk. Absolutely delicious! I now keep 1/2 cup containers of pumpkin purée in my freezer to whip this up when company knocks on the door."

Famous No Coffee Pumpkin Latte

Not doing caffeine? You can still get your PSL fix minus the jitters. With 100+ 5-star reviews, it's a tried-and-true winner you can share with the whole family. "My kids and I loved this. Loved. I will admit, I did add coffee to mine, but the kids drank theirs as is and asked for the rest of what was left in the saucepan. A+ drink." -- Sarah Jo

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup

Timesaver: Keep this on hand and add it to espresso and steamed milk for almost instant PSL anytime. Greysquirrl loves it, saying, "Great Recipe, I hate having to pay for something I know I can EASILY make and I know what ingredients are in it."


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