LoCo List: A Roundup of All Things Pumpkin Spice

It’s fall in Loudoun – the leaves are changing, football is dominating, and the smell of PSL (aka Pumpkin Spiced Latte) is in the air! To kick off the season, here is a Roundup of All Things Pumpkin Spice in Loudoun County:

LIBATIONS

Pumpkin Ale
Old 690 brewery in Hillsboro is offering Wicked Old Lady Pumpkin Ale. It tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass.
15670 Ashbury Church Rd, Purcellville

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Available now, Sweet Signatures in Sterling offers a delicious house made Pumpkin Spice Latte using real spices, no artificial flavors.
22446 Davis Drive, Suite #174, Sterling

Pumpkin Cocktail
The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg has a twist on the horchata, which is a sweet and creamy drink found in Mexico. WK’s cocktail appropriately named Pumpkin Spice Horchata is made with dry rum, pumpkin, pawpaw, horchata with a rim of fall spices.
7 S King St, Leesburg


EATS

Pumpkin Soup
Zoup! in Sterling offers Pumpkin Pie Bisque – a soup made from pureed pumpkin, brown sugar, spices and a garnish of pie crust.
21435 Epicerie Plaza, Suite 185, Sterling

Pumpkin Pancakes
The Famous Toastery in Ashburn is offering Pumpkin Spice Flapjacks. Their famous flapjacks are mixed with pumpkin spice and topped with whipped cream and nutmeg.
43780 Central Station Dr, #150, Ashburn


ICE CREAM

Pumpkin Milkshake
The Round Hill Local Grocery is making Pumpkin Blaster Milkshakes. The shake is made with ice cream, real pumpkin, spices and graham crackers.
19 Main Street, Round Hill

Pumpkin Custard
Abbott’s Frozen Custard makes a Pumpkin Custard that’s smooth and creamy and word is that it tastes just like pumpkin pie. As if that wasn’t enough, they will be rolling out a variety of pumpkin flavors throughout the season like Pumpkin Chip, Pumpkin Cheesecake and Caramel Pumpkin.21426 Epicerie Plaza #180, Sterling

Pumpkin Popsicles
Popculture Craft Pops created a Pumpkin Popsicle using their buttermilk pop as a base with puréed pumpkin, a dash of coffee, maple syrup and cinnamon. A fun fall twist on a summer fave.
737 East Main St, Purcellville


DESSERTS

Pumpkin Pastry
The French Hound Brasserie will be offering its Pumpkin Ice Cream Profiteroles. The dish includes three puff pastries filled with pumpkin ice cream and covered in warm caramel sauce.
19286 Promenade Drive, Leesburg

Bread Pudding
SideBar’s house-made Pumpkin Bread Pudding is melt-in-your mouth pumpkiny deliciousness. Eat it warm with vanilla ice cream. Yum.
24 South King St., Leesburg


BAKED GOODS

Pumpkin Cake
Nothing Bundt Cakes in Dulles is offering Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake. Available in different sizes, the Bundt cakes are made with fall and winter spices topped with signature cream cheese frosting.
21305 Windmill Parc Drive, Suite 130, Dulles

Pumpkin Bread
Available now only on Thursdays and Saturdays, Great Harvest Bread in Ashburn offers a Pumpkin Spice Tea Loaf. A moist loaf in between bread and cake, you can taste the pumpkin. Available with or without chocolate chips.
44260 Ice Rink Plz, Ste 117, Ashburn

Pumpkin Pie
Mom’s Apple Pie in Leesburg and Round Hill uses pumpkins and squash grown on their farm to hand chop and blend into a perfect Pumpkin Pie complete with handmade butter crust.
220 Loudoun Street SE, Leesburg & 35246 Harry Byrd Hwy, Round Hill

Pumpkin Cheesecake
The Wine’ing Butcher in Ashburn will be carrying its Pumpkin Cheesecake. The cheesecake is light and creamy with a perfect balance of sugar and spice.
20915 Ashburn Road, Ashburn


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Mary Litton

Mary Litton is a local author who loves all things Loudoun. Her e-book Loudoun County Wine Tour Day Trips features six wine tasting itineraries in Loudoun. She also has a cookbook Western Loudoun Preserved that includes interviews and recipes from the area’s prominent farms, restaurants, wineries and breweries. Mary was born and raised in the story-telling hills of East Tennessee. After graduating from Wake Forest University, she moved to the Washington, DC area where she studied the true art of story-spinning. Now living in Loudoun County with her husband and two children, she is constantly finding inspiration to pursue her love of writing. When she isn't writing, she is teaching creative writing classes. To browse her books, visit www.marylitton.com.