Do you remember the time before fall meant the arrival of pumpkin spice everything? We do, and we’re not quite sure how we ever got by without that gourd-geously sweet flavor and those soul-warming spices gracing the better part of our autumn eating itinerary. But the food gods are kind and now there’s a glut of pumpkin-packing treats. So many, in fact, that trying to keep up makes our jack-o-lantern heads spin.
So we sought out the coolest pumpkin spice products in the patch, the ones that made us stop in our tracks and say “you can put pumpkin in that?!” Check out our top picks below. Best of all, they contain real pumpkin, not some cocktail of natural flavors that was knocked together in a lab.
You can shop all of them here on FreshDirect. Just bear in mind that supplies may be limited depending on how big this season’s pumpkin spice pandemonium is.
Califia Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew
OK, so this might be another version of your PSL. But it comes in a bottle. That you can keep in your fridge. For all those must have pumpkin spice now!!! emergencies. Plus, it’s made with Califia’s delightful fair-trade coffee and extremely delicious AlmondMilk (hello, dairy-free). And you don’t have to wait in line for it at a coffee shop where they always misspell your name.
Jacquet Pumpkin-Shaped Waffles
Authentic Belgian waffles with real pumpkin flavor and an adorable pumpkin shape? That’s almost more pumpkin perfection than we can handle. Especially when they’re toasted and you fill their warmed-up nooks with syrup, chocolate, or ice cream. Speaking of ice cream…
Adirondack Creamery All-Natural Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
New York’s Adirondack Creamery is one of our favorite ice cream brands because they turn some of the best local dairy into a creamy dessert in crazy-good flavors. With their Pumpkin Pie ice cream, they’ve really outdone themselves. This smooth-textured treat puts that pumpkin flavor up front. It’s great for topping pies and other pastry goods (see above) or just eating straight from the pint.
Simple Mills Pumpkin Muffin and Bread Almond Flour Mix
If you’re in the mood for some fall baking (and making it gluten-free while you’re at it), this mix has everything you need for full-on pumpkin flavor, and you don’t even have to pick up a can of purée! Simple Mills’ almond-flour-based recipe just needs eggs, water, and oil to make pumpkin muffins and pumpkin bread that’ll vanish from the countertop overnight.
Downeast Cider House Pumpkin Blend
Already tried every pumpkin beer out there? This year, mix things up with some hard pumpkin cider. Apples, pumpkin, and chai spices—it’s basically the most fall-tastic drink of them all.
Pick of the Patch Pumpkin Recipes
- Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes
- Paleo Pumpkin Porridge Recipe
- Pumpkin Spice Scones
- Sweet Pumpkin Beer Float
- Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Icing