Because I want a PSL everyday.
Be honest. When Pumpkin Spice Lattes hit the local coffee shop early this year, did you squeal a little inside? Me too.
Because, pumpkin spice lattes (or PSL's as I like to call them) are the ultimate indicater that delicious, chilly fall nights are upon us. It means morning coffee with a touch of pumpkin and a touch of spice. It's all the happy things in one little cup.
BUT: If you're like me, you take a good, hard look at your budget the first week of October and wonder where the heck $25 bucks went missing. And then you realize, PSL's are an indulgence...and a costly one, at that.
Thankfully, I've solved your problem.
You can now take all the delicious flavor of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, mix them into a giant mug, and microwave up your own PSL in, like, 2 minutes. I mean it. You'll dive into a mug of homemade PSL cheesecake, and you'll thank yourself for being so utterly and deliciously clever. Becaus you are. And also because you just made a dessert in 2 minutes flat that costs less than $1.50 per serving.
Now, that's the real way to welcome autumn.
2-Minute Microwave Mug Pumpkin Latte Cheesecake
Makes 1 mug cakes
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream
- 1/3 cup graham crackers (optional, see NOTE below)
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional, see NOTE below)
In a large bowl, stir together softened cream cheese, egg, powdered sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and espresso powder until smooth. Spray a large mug with nonstick spray, and spoon the batter inside. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, or longer if needed. The cheesecake is done when the center is set and no longer gooey. Allow to cool slightly. Serve topped with whipping cream.
NOTE: for more classic Cheesecake flavor, mix together 1/3 cup graham crackers, melted butter, and brown sugar. Sprinkle half of the mixture in the bottom of the mug before spooning the cheesecake batter inside, then sprinkle the rest on top after the cheesecake is done cooking. A delicious way to get a little graham in your life!