Pumpkin Spice Latte Jello Shots (And a Starbucks Giveaway!)

For me — and just about every woman I know — one my favorite signs of fall is the return of Starbucks pumpkin spice latte.

Some of my other favorites are caramel apples coated in crunchy peanuts at your grocery store. Cold crisp mornings that require a jacket for my morning commute and orange, yellow and red leaves on the trees outside our living room window.

This year the start of fall has been a little different. The cooler weather has meant we can spend more time outside with baby Austin, which I love!

We also had to go clothes shopping and pick up some warmer clothes for him. We got him the cutest little fleece vest and a hoodie sweatshirt.

To celebrate fall and their new K-cup flavors of caramel and vanilla (the caramel is ah-mazing) Starbucks put together a giftbox for me to giveaway to one of my readers.

Inside are their new K-cup flavors and some other goodies to help you enjoy the season. To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment below letting me know your favorite sign of fall.

I will announce the winner on my Facebook page Monday, September 30th.



Good luck!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Jello Shots
(Makes about one dozen large shots)
Plastic shot glasses (I buy these from Amazon)
1 cup cold Starbucks vanilla or caramel coffee
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (depending on how much spice you like, taste test it!)
2 packets of Knox gelatin
1 cup whipped cream flavored vodka
Green straws cut in half (the straws not only look cute but also help you extract the jello!)
Whipped cream or Cool Whip

1. Pour one cup cold vanilla or caramel coffee (or plain would still work too!) into a medium sized sauce pan. Sprinkle two packets of Knox gelatin on top and let it sit for 2 minutes without stirring.

2. Place the sauce pan over medium to high heat and whisk the coffee breaking up the gelatin and letting it dissolve. When warm add your 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk and whisk until combined.

3. Add your pumpkin pie spice, whisk again, bring to a low boil then turn off the heat.

4. Pour 1 cup cold whipped cream flavored vodka to your pumpkin spice coffee mixture. Pour your Pumpkin Spice Latte Jello into your shot glasses.

5. Add your straws to the jello shots and then place them in the fridge for several hours to firm up.

6. Top with whipped cream or Cool Whip and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

(Enjoy responsibly!)

126 Responses to “Pumpkin Spice Latte Jello Shots (And a Starbucks Giveaway!)”

  1. Suzanne posted on September 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is that first crisp morning when you can turn the air conditioning off and open the windows. I live on the Gulf Coast so it’s usually October before this happens.

  2. Andrea RedHill posted on September 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm (#)

    My favorite first sign of fall is the smell of woodsmoke early in the morning as folks take the chill out of the air up in the mountains of New Hampshire.

  3. chellydmo posted on September 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall (aside from pumpkin flavored ANYTHING EVERYWHERE) is being able to open my window and turn on my fan in my bedroom to keep me cool at night as opposed to using the AC in the summer. I love the feeling of fresh air in my room while I sleep, and having to bundle myself up to keep me warm at the same time. I just love fall.

  4. AlishaHB posted on September 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm (#)

    The owls that live around here wake us up in the morning in the fall, my oldest saw her first Great Horned Owl this morning.

  5. Heather posted on September 23, 2013 at 2:11 pm (#)

    OMG I want one right now (as I drink a PSL).

    My favorite sign of fall is when the PSL comes out along with the refreshing cool air. Especially in NYC after sweating all summer and barely being able to walk a block without sweating it’s nice to be able to take a stroll and not have beads of sweat rolling down your back.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

  6. Ally posted on September 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm (#)

    I love the changing leaves. It’s kind of a consolation prize for the cold weather! (;

  7. Liz Badley posted on September 23, 2013 at 2:51 pm (#)

    Love it!! I totally want some now!

  8. Heidi posted on September 23, 2013 at 3:05 pm (#)

    You had me at jello shots! This look amazing.

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  9. Tracy Bullard posted on September 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm (#)

    The cool morning air is my favorite thing about fall. Having copious amounts of coffee around a bonfire in the morning is the best. It just isn’t the same any other time of year.

  10. Jennifer Traver posted on September 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm (#)

    Pumpkins!

  11. rachel posted on September 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm (#)

    Leaves changing colors!

  12. Stephanie posted on September 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm (#)

    My favorite thing about fall is the colors and getting my pumpkin spice candles out.

  13. superfrantastic posted on September 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm (#)

    I live in Florida, where fall is considered a cold front until winter actually hits. So my favorite part of fall is a cool night, wearing hoodies and holding hot chocolates to keep my fingers warm, having the windows wide open with the cool breeze, and propping up a cinnamon broom in the front hallway!

  14. Aubrey Laine posted on September 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm (#)

    I love the beautiful weather!
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  15. JC posted on September 23, 2013 at 5:15 pm (#)

    I love the crisp fall air

  16. Manda posted on September 23, 2013 at 5:33 pm (#)

    The cool weather!

  17. suburban prep posted on September 23, 2013 at 5:52 pm (#)

    Enjoying the change of the leaves and the fact that I have to put a sweater on

  18. Kim Dalve posted on September 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm (#)

    These look beyond amazing!

    Fall is my favourite season, so so many signs are favourites as well- sweater weather, pumpkin everything, & the changing leaves-to name a few.

    Kim | evladylrebmik.blogspot.com

  19. Stefanie Ferrado posted on September 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm (#)

    My Favorite thing about Fall is lighting a fire in the back yard fire pit, grabbing a hoodie and hanging with my friends listening to music. Some weekend nights we even have an oyster roast. Now THAT is Fall!

    • Michelle O replied on September 30th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Hey Stefanie! You WON! Make sure to email me your address at ThatsSoMichelle@gmail.com ASAP so I can send your package!

  20. Lori WhoNeedsaCape posted on September 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm (#)

    YUM! I love heading to the cider mill & grabbing fresh cider and donuts, sure sign of fall for our family!

  21. Sharon Starkey posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:52 pm (#)

    I love looking out my window at the gorgeous aspens changing golden yellow!

  22. californiacydnee posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm (#)

    I look forward to cooler weather, the smells of the season, pumpkin and cinnamon.

  23. Jessica Jane posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm (#)

    I love cider donuts with hot coffee :) and carving pumpkins!

  24. Stephanie posted on September 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm (#)

    Ooo, those look good… of couse not for pregnant mamas. (21 weeks) My favorite sign of fall is cooler weather and changing leaves. Quite honestly I love everthing about fall!

  25. bwmarie posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:18 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the cool, fresh air on my early morning runs, and of course my pumpkin spice coffee post-run.

  26. Amanda posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:16 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is cool crisp mornings! Especially here in the south where we stay hotter for longer! I’m very excited to start wearing tights again!!

  27. Bianca posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:24 am (#)

    my favorite sign of fall is the smell of fireplaces!

  28. mosquints posted on September 24, 2013 at 3:42 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall are the pumpkins sitting on peoples porches & the leaves changing colors!

  29. Holly posted on September 24, 2013 at 4:57 am (#)

    My favorite sign is the crisp air with that “fall” smell. It almost makes being up early for work worth it to breathe it in in the morning 😉

  30. Amy Dong posted on September 24, 2013 at 6:00 am (#)

    I saw this on foodgawker, and had to come say how FUN they look for a fall party! I’m not a cool weather gal, but I have to say I adore fall flavors. Pumpkin, cinnamon, all of it :)

  31. Michelle posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm (#)

    OOHH I gotta try these!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  32. Leslie Blatt posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm (#)

    My favorite part of fall is the changing of the leaves and the crisp air!

  33. Yddy posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm (#)

    There’s so much to love about fall, the vibrant colors, the cooler weather, and pumpkin-flavored everything!

  34. stephanie valentine posted on September 24, 2013 at 2:04 pm (#)

    I love seeing the different color leaves while driving and the cool crisp air smacking me in the face in the morning when I walk outside which allows me to wear a hoodie :)

  35. Unknown posted on September 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm (#)

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  36. Corina posted on September 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm (#)

    I love when it’s cool enough that I can bust out my scarf collection!

  37. Vunda Vall posted on September 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm (#)

    i love when the nights get cool! its so refreshing

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  38. Sherry Lykins posted on September 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm (#)

    Love the change of the leaves and the cool mornings and evenings! Thanks for the giveaway! sharoo1975@yahoo.com

  39. Whitney Athayde posted on September 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm (#)

    crisp air and the smell of wood burning <3

  40. Becca Wilson posted on September 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is definitely the cool breeze that makes wearing a scarf a crucial part of everyday wear.

  41. dez posted on September 24, 2013 at 8:50 pm (#)

    my favorite sign of fall would be pumpkin flavored everything! 😀

  42. Ali posted on September 24, 2013 at 9:17 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is stores stocking new fall clothes!!

  43. Liane posted on September 24, 2013 at 9:41 pm (#)

    My favorite part of fall is layering! I love fall fashion.

  44. Vera Khule posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm (#)

    My favorite part of fall is watching the leaves change color.

  45. Jamie posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:28 pm (#)

    Love this recipe! My favorite part of fall is all the pumpkin-flavored things on menus!

  46. wishinoo posted on September 25, 2013 at 12:57 am (#)

    hot chocolate on cool mornings.

  47. Susan C posted on September 25, 2013 at 1:09 am (#)

    I love EVERYTHING about fall – leaves changing, Halloween, pumpkin drinks & desserts.

  48. Rachel Bellah posted on September 25, 2013 at 1:18 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is waking up to the heater coming on in the morning and my cat deciding that staying inside really isn’t so bad after all.

  49. Holly Gordon posted on September 25, 2013 at 2:51 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is when I can sleep bundled up in my blankets while snuggling with my dog

  50. Chriss posted on September 25, 2013 at 3:12 am (#)

    Boots!! That means jeans and cozy sweaters!

  51. Chriss posted on September 25, 2013 at 3:12 am (#)

    Boots!! That means jeans and cozy sweaters!

  52. brewyourownium.com posted on September 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm (#)

    my favorite sign of fall is actually pumpkin beers and patios – but i’ll take some pumpkin spice K-cups too!

  53. Natasha posted on September 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of all is all the cute decor I start seeing people and stores put up! Love it!!

  54. g posted on September 25, 2013 at 7:10 pm (#)

    Pumpkin beer and fire pits!

  55. Pink and Green Mom posted on September 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is when NHL games start up!

  56. Elisabeth posted on September 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm (#)

    When it’s cold enough to break out my sweaters and boots!

  57. Madeline B posted on September 26, 2013 at 12:54 am (#)

    I like seeing all of the pumpkins that are put out for sale at the Amish farm next to our neighborhood.

  58. Whitney posted on September 26, 2013 at 2:12 am (#)

    Everyone talking nonstop about pumpkin everything is my favorite sign of fall, haha!

  59. Dee posted on September 26, 2013 at 3:43 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is all the changing leaves. Beautiful colors! :)

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  60. Amy L posted on September 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is cooler weather.

  61. Brian Smith posted on September 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is taking a trip to the NC Appalachian Mountains and sipping a Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte on the Blue Ridge Parkway while watching the gorgeous leaves chaning colors. There’s just nothing like it!

  62. Monica Chen posted on September 27, 2013 at 7:33 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the leaves crunching under my shoes when I’m outside.

  63. Elizabeth Cowie posted on September 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm (#)

    The crisp refreshing mornings when you wake up and actually need a jacket- love it!

  64. Heavensangel2387 posted on September 28, 2013 at 2:13 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the changing of temperatures. I LOVE fall weather! Its the best!
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  65. Heavensangel2387 posted on September 28, 2013 at 2:14 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the changing of temperatures. I LOVE fall weather! Its the best!
    faithrains2387 at yahoo .com

  66. meredith m posted on September 28, 2013 at 7:40 pm (#)

    I love when the leaves change colors!
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  67. Kathi posted on September 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm (#)

    caramel apples!!

  68. Jessica posted on September 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm (#)

    I love the cool air and changing of the leaves.

  69. Lynn posted on September 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the cool morning air. I love being able to make it to class without sweating!

  70. Carolyn Gonzalez posted on September 29, 2013 at 10:20 pm (#)

    I love the leaves changing

  71. soozn posted on September 30, 2013 at 11:30 am (#)

    Sweaters, great cable knit sweaters

  72. melontherocks posted on September 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm (#)

    Leaves changing colors and great smells of pumpkin and apple pies!

  73. tali b. posted on October 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm (#)

    definitely the smell of fireplaces!!

  74. Kerri Feay posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm (#)

    I made these last night. The tablespoon of pumpkin pie source was way too much…was that meant to be a teaspoon? I had to chuck the batch this morning :-( Anyone else make these?

    • Michelle O replied on October 25th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      Oh no! I’ve talked to a few people who have made them and no one had that problem but perhaps I just like a lot of spice. Maybe I will update the recipe to read that it should be taste tested to preference! Sorry you had that happen. I hope you love the second batch :)

    • Kerri Feay replied on October 25th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      It was a good lesson for me, on taste testing. I will persevere…I’ve made a couple of varieties of shots for a party tomorrow. I feel like a Booze Chemist!!

  75. Kerri Feay posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:35 pm (#)

    *spice not source! Lol

  76. Dee posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:54 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the leaves changing colors! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  77. lainarose posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:41 am (#)

    Pumpkin Spice has been my favorite sign of Fall for YEARS!

  78. Kristina Martin posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the cooler weather and getting to wear my boots!

  79. Stephanie Mangohig posted on September 9, 2014 at 5:42 am (#)

    A cold dark morning, pumpkin spice or chai tea brewing and the kids in school. Love It!

  80. Mazaradi Mari posted on September 10, 2014 at 12:57 am (#)

    Hoodies and sweatpants and the smell of pumpkin spice and warm apple cinnamon candles burning in the house on a chilly day- Mazaradi Mari fb

  81. Mendi posted on September 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm (#)

    My favorite sign that Fall is here is the State Fair

  82. Barbara posted on September 12, 2014 at 3:51 am (#)

    I live in FL, so it’s hard to get into the spirit of Fall when it’s still soo hot! For me, it’s when it’s cool enough so that I can leave my windows open at night. A cool breeze and not paying for the A/C is definitely a change in season to me.

  83. Barbara posted on September 12, 2014 at 3:52 am (#)

    I live in FL so it’s hard to get into the spirit of Fall when it’s still so hot! To me, the change in season comes when I can finally leave my windows open overnight and have it be cool and comfortable. Not paying for A/C is a plus that I’m looking forward to.

  84. Barbara posted on September 12, 2014 at 3:55 am (#)

    It’s hard to get into the true spirit of Fall when you live in Florida and it’s still soo hot! To me, the change of season comes when I can finally leave my windows open overnight and my apartment remains cool and comfortable. Not paying for A/C is a perk I’m looking forward to.

  85. Barbara posted on September 12, 2014 at 3:58 am (#)

    It’s hard to get into the spirit of Fall when you live in FL where it is still super hot! To me, my favorite sign of fall is when I can finally leave my windows open. A cool breeze and less $$ spent on my A/C is something I so look forward to.

  86. Tiza posted on September 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm (#)

    Cool crisp mornings and changing leaves. And lots of pumpkin spice coffee!!

  87. Betsy posted on November 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm (#)

    i love the leaves changing colors

  88. Jennifer Nickell posted on August 12, 2015 at 5:27 am (#)

    My FAVORITE sign of fall is the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!! Lol but a close second is the amazing weather! I’m from FL and experienced real FALLfor the first time when our family was stationed in NC a few years back…we’re stationed in HI now and i’d give anything to have a true breezy, beautiful fall. Hopefully next year!

  89. Casey Trichel posted on August 12, 2015 at 11:53 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the Pumpkin Spice Latte!!!!

  90. Elizabeth posted on August 13, 2015 at 12:57 am (#)

    My favorite sign of Fall is the smell of a wood burning fireplace in the cool crisp autumn air!  Mix that with the changing color of the leaves and pumpkin spice flavored coffee and this says Fall to me!

  91. Alejandra posted on August 13, 2015 at 1:07 am (#)

    It was yesterday , when I went outside and suddenly I was in the middle of a rain of leaves, the wind was blowing hard and the leaves where floating in the air.. That’s my favorite . 😉

  92. Amy Walker posted on August 13, 2015 at 1:20 am (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the leaves changing, of course! These shots look delish. Thanks so much!

  93. Tara posted on August 13, 2015 at 1:45 am (#)

    The first sign of fall I love is the crip cool air in the morning n night. I also love seeing the leaves change colors.

  94. Tami Crispens posted on August 13, 2015 at 2:01 am (#)

    My favorite thing about fall is the cool mornings.

  95. Brandee McGrath posted on August 13, 2015 at 2:49 am (#)

    When the leaves change and crip air.

  96. karry rupert posted on August 13, 2015 at 3:05 am (#)

    I love the crisp air, wonderful different colors of leaves, pumpkins, cocoa, warm bonfires, and awesome drinks like this one! I will have to try this recipe! YUM!

  97. Heather Steves posted on August 13, 2015 at 5:04 am (#)

    Cool crisp air,amber leaves on the trees and hot pumpkin spice latte ?

  98. Bobi posted on August 13, 2015 at 6:15 am (#)

    My favorite thing about the fall is knowing that Thanksgiving and Christmas are rounding the corner; which means the grown up kids and their spouses come home for the holidays :). Love my babies, even though they are grown ups!

  99. DiAnn Fields posted on August 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm (#)

    Fall is one of my favorite seasons (after Winter) and pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors. I bake a lot and make many yummy desserts with pumpkin and apples; they make you appreciate the falling leaves and cooler tempatures. I also try Pumpkin Spice Lattes at any coffee store I can find – am always looking for the best tasting one.

  100. Sharon posted on August 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the crisper air which means if I get up early enough, I can exercise at home without getting overheated.

  101. Sadie posted on August 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm (#)

    I love the crisp morning air with a warm cup of coffee or tea in my hand. 

  102. Sandi Campbell posted on August 15, 2015 at 1:22 am (#)

    My favorite thing about fall is the beautiful leaves and pumpkin coffee:)

  103. Pat posted on August 18, 2015 at 12:44 pm (#)

    I love fall for so many reasons but mostly for football games. Going to the Army football games is GREAT!

  104. Christine Palulis posted on August 21, 2015 at 11:29 pm (#)

    Since moving to South Florida I no longer get to experience fall..   instead I have to remember the smell of the crisp fall air visualize in my imagination those beautiful colors of the leaves changing and pretend with my AC on full blast to be wearing my favorite sweater all while I enjoy a pumpkin spice latte thanks to Starbucks

  105. Brenda Melillo posted on September 6, 2015 at 1:57 am (#)

    Football!!!!

  106. Debbie Champagne posted on September 6, 2015 at 1:16 pm (#)

    Anything pumpkin and the crisp cool weather are my favorites

  107. Dorothy Colby posted on September 7, 2015 at 4:57 am (#)

    Seeing the beautiful Pumpkin Patch in McMinnville, Oregon…my favorite sign that Fall in among us! Bring on the Pumpkins…so excited!

  108. Danni Nicole posted on September 13, 2015 at 5:42 am (#)

    Turning the AC off and not waking up in a puddle of sweat!

  109. Lyndsey posted on September 16, 2015 at 12:24 pm (#)

    My favorite sign of fall is the cooler temps. I have MS, and the heat of summer kicks my butt, so the cooler temps mean I can get out and enjoy nature again, which I LOVE!

  110. Janice Patterson posted on September 20, 2015 at 11:33 pm (#)

    When the first chill hits the air and the leaves show just a hint of the kaleidoscope of color you are soon to witness and the smell of apples and spice and pumpkins is everywhere….ahhhhhhh!

  111. nadya kotik posted on September 24, 2015 at 8:41 pm (#)

    Trees starting to turn red and orange!

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