It's not really fall if you don't consume at least one pumpkin spice latte. And you aren't really living your best life if you don't try at least one deep-fried pumpkin spice latte. I know it sounds crazy (insane, even), but that's where I need you to have a little faith. Faith in me, faith in the deep-fried powers that be, and faith that the pumpkin spice latte will be soul-quenching and amazing no matter what form it takes — even if that form is bite-sized pieces of crispy, cinnamon-doused perfection.
Still with me? To make our deep-fried PSL — aka the most epic fall feat you will ever accomplish — we had to get a little creative. You can't just toss a cup of coffee into a deep fryer, cross your fingers, and hope for a positive outcome; that's how kitchen accidents happen. Instead, we started with a few basic ingredients. First, we chopped pound cake into cubes. Then we soaked our cubes in — you guessed it! — a pumpkin spice latte. Five minutes in the deep fryer and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon-sugar later, our masterpiece was complete. We had a plate of pure fall magic, topped off with a swirl of whipped cream.
The result was just as decadent as you might imagine. Our deep-fried pumpkin spice latte cubes tasted like warm, mini cinnamon doughnuts dunked in coffee. They were perfect for nibbling on during a crisp autumn day. Of course, nothing can beat the original pumpkin spice latte — that thing's a legend for a reason, y'all — but this recipe comes pretty darn close.
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