Pumpkin Spice White Russian

This pumpkin spice white Russian is full of kahlua, cream, pumpkin pie spice and just a drizzle of chocolate syrup. This is the perfect fall cocktail!

This pumpkin spice white Russian is full of kahlua, cream, pumpkin pie spice and just a drizzle of chocolate syrup. This is the perfect fall cocktail!

Today isn’t just about cocktails. It’s also about the totally fabulous Joanne of Joanne Eats Well with Others. She is getting married in a few weeks and myself and a few other bloggers have gotten together and thrown her a little virtual wedding shower.

So in true Nutmeg Nanny fashion I brought a cocktail. Who doesn’t love a good cocktail?

This pumpkin spice white Russian is full of kahlua, cream, pumpkin pie spice and just a drizzle of chocolate syrup. This is the perfect fall cocktail!

I have always loved white Russians because it reminds me of my mom. She is not a huge drinker but will almost never turn down one of these tasty libations. I remember as a kid watching her sit with her cocktail and sip away. Of course because I was a horrible child I would sneak sips when she wasn’t looking. Dude, this stuff is delicious. How could I not sneak a few sips? Plus I’m a huge fan of The Big Lebowski so you can’t not love white Russians after watching that movie.

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Although I’m guessing The Dude would not be a big fan of the addition of the pumpkin pie spice. Oh well, his loss. It takes this simple drink to a whole new fall flavor level. A level that you need to reach. Trust me.

This pumpkin spice white Russian is full of kahlua, cream, pumpkin pie spice and just a drizzle of chocolate syrup. This is the perfect fall cocktail!

If you’re not a fan of vodka you can simply leave it out for a less potent (but equally delicious) cocktail.


Pumpkin Spice White Russian

This pumpkin spice white Russian is full of kahlua, cream, pumpkin pie spice and just a drizzle of chocolate syrup. This is the perfect fall cocktail!

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • Whipped cream, optional
  • Chocolate syrup, optional


Shake together pumpkin pie spice and heavy cream to combine.

Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in vodka, coffee liqueur and heavy cream mixture.

Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup if desired.

Joanne's Shower Graphic

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48 Responses to “Raspberry Amaretto Croissant French Toast”

  1. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — February 9, 2015 at 7:55 am

    This breakfast looks like a million bucks. I love it! And your Valentine’s Day traditions are just like mine.

  2. #
    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — February 9, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I want to take that fork and slice right through that stack of buttery goodness. Oh my does this look incredible!

  3. #
    Beth — February 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Brandy, oh my goodness, you rocked this one!!! <3

  4. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 9, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Holy smokes, croissant french toast?! YES!!

  5. #
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — February 9, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Croissants are pretty much my favorite thing ever! Top them with that raspberry amaretto cream and this is the perfect french toast!

  6. #
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — February 9, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Yeah, crumbs in bed is no bueno. But I could make an exception for this french toast!!

  7. #
    Melanie | Melanie Makes — February 9, 2015 at 8:55 am

    How absolutely delicious does this look?! Now I need to find someone to make it for me, stat!

  8. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — February 9, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Oh my…I’m not sure which is making me swoon more – the french toast or that dripping raspberry sauce! P.S. Your husband sounds like mine – hating to pay for over-inflated gifts or dinner on Valentine’s Day… 🙂

  9. #
    Stephanie @ Back for Seconds — February 9, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Crumbs in bed are my nightmare. I would be pretty excited to wake up to these though! ….and eat them at the table of course 😉 Gorgeous photos!!

  10. #
    meg @ The Housewife in Training FIles — February 9, 2015 at 10:59 am

    No crumbs or food ever in the bedroom. My hubs would cause a huge mess. Love him but not the cleanest eater! I think he would get out of bed for this though! Too die for.

  11. #
    Christie — February 9, 2015 at 11:02 am

    We don’t bother much with Valentine’s Day either. I would look for any excuse to make this french toast though! It would make any day feel special.

  12. #
    Cookin Canuck — February 9, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I’ve decided that I need to be your official recipe tester. You don’t mind if I just sit in your kitchen and taste all of your creations, do you? Because this French toast…wow!

  13. #
    Annie @Maebells — February 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Just amazing! I want to swim in that sauce!! It sounds incredible!

  14. #
    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — February 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    This croissant french toast is definitely the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day breakfast! I’m totally with you on the no crumbs in bed rule! It’s bad enough that I find crumbs on my sofa already!

  15. #
    Angie — February 9, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Those raspberries look so delectable! French toast has got to be my favorite. Unfortunately no one else in my family shares my french toast love!

  16. #
    Cate | Chez CateyLou — February 9, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I am so with you on crumbs in bed – I never really understood the whole breakfast in bed thing! This is the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast! Delicious, special, and beautiful. I love amaretto!!

  17. #
    Matt Robinson — February 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Absolutely incredible, I can’t stop looking at the pictures!

  18. #
    The Food Hunter — February 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    I love the raspberries on top…such a great idea

  19. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — February 9, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    My hubby is the same as yours! He boycotts Valentines and would rather stay home only because he thinks it is just so commercial and prices are just hiked up. We might go out the night before or after but not on that day. OH and eating it bed, gross, feel the same way lol!

  20. #
    Ginny McMeans — February 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I love the idea of cutting the croissant in half. I would want to eat that raspberry topping with a spoon too!

  21. #
    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — February 9, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Such a decadent breakfast. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  22. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — February 9, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    I’m realizing more and more people decide to stay home on Valentine’s day. My husband and I have been doing that for years! We don’t like crowded restaurants or “pre-set” menus. Love this french toast – it’s perfect!

  23. #
    Jennifer | Bake or Break — February 9, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    You’re killing me with this one, Brandy. So many good things going on here!!!

  24. #
    Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — February 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Just gorgeous! Croissant french toast is the best idea ever.

  25. #
    Danae @ Recipe Runner — February 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    You and your hubs sound like me and mine. Card exchange, make a nice dinner or bring something home and eat it. If my husband knew the first thing about cooking I would demand this french toast for breakfast, it’s absolutely amazing!

  26. #
    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — February 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Yeah crumbs in the bed…. nah! Your such a good wifey making this for your hubby. He is one lucky man! These look amazing!

  27. #
    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — February 9, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Just the idea of crumbs in bed is making me squirm – bleh! Um, hello some of my favorite things wrapped up in one breakfast package! Raspberry, amaretto, croissants, oh and the apple pie spice you snuck in. Evil genius, I’m going to be dreaming about this until the craving is satisfied.

  28. #
    Kimberly Ann @ Bake Love Give — February 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Yes. Everything about this recipe, yes. We totally have the no food in the bedroom rule. I feel like a rebel if even a glass of water strays across borders. I may now firmly believe that every croissant should be made into french toast – this sounds heavenly. 🙂

  29. #
    Heather | girlichef — February 9, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I want that whole plate – that is Valentine’s breakfast perfection. Or Tuesday breakfast perfection. Either way.

  30. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — February 9, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Ohhh c’mon it’s not even fair how amazing this looks!!

  31. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 10, 2015 at 7:09 am

    I’d much rather stay home in my pjs and enjoy a home cooked meal than fight the crowds and loud chatter. Give me this for dinner, and I’m good! Pinned.

  32. #
    Shanna @ pineapple and coconut — February 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I am totally saving this recipe and showing it to my husband to make me on my birthday/mother’s day. I will eat it and not change out of pajamas all day that day. ha ha ha. This looks so amazing!!

  33. #
    Bea — February 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    That sounds like us – hate crowded restaurants and it’s the one day when everyone seems to go out. We have never gone out on Vday and let me just admit this right now – never even given each other a card. There is always a card for our girls but not for.

    Love your raspberry amaretto french toast. Sounds and looks – as always – fantastic.

  34. #
    Becky | The Cookie Rookie — February 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    You make the most beautiful recipes!!! Dying to try this one!

  35. #
    Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze — February 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    This croissant french toast looks amazingly for Valentines Day! And I totally agree about no food in the bedroom. Crumb = gross is right! I need to make these asap! Pinned! 😉

  36. #
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — February 10, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    OMG you’re so right haha. Valentine’s Day is equivalent to hell on earth! Well at least when you’re talking about restaurant! I use to wait tables and it was my least favorite day ever!! I’d much rather have breakfast in bed with this french toast!

  37. #
    Kim Beaulieu — February 11, 2015 at 6:18 am

    So if you ever want to ditch hubs I’m available. Just putting that out there. I’ll even do dishes. Okay, maybe not dishes, that might be too far. I’ll hire someone to dishes. While you make this. For me. Not hubs. Me.

    I’m totally making this on the weekend, but with cherries. I’m a rebel. I know mine won’t be as pretty as yours. You stack like a boss.

  38. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — February 11, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Not too decadent, huh? These look crazy good, Brandy! Happy Valentine’s day!

  39. #
    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — February 11, 2015 at 11:01 am

    OhdearLordinHeaven!!!! I am salivating all over myself with this one – you are just crazypants-brilliant and I LOVE it! We are also not that into vday (just w the kiddos). I’m with your hubs on that….tell me you love me with a card on a Tuesday in July is what I say, lol!

  40. #
    LoveCompassionateLee — February 11, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Who needs a night out when you can enjoy this recipe? I would definitely feel loved if someone made this for me on Valentine’s Day. Happy Wednesday 🙂

  41. #
    Lauren@HealthyDelicious — February 11, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    OMG that sauce! I want to eat it with a spoon! These look so buttery and syrupy and fabulous.

  42. #
    Jenny Flake — February 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Drooling all over my keyboard! Amazingness!!!

  43. #
    Rose | The Clean Dish — February 11, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    I agree – most restaurants are just SO crowded on Valentine’s Day! It really takes away from the fun which is why we usually don’t go out either! Your raspberry amaretto sauce — OMG! I can think of many other foods I want to pour if over. As always, I love your photos!!

  44. #
    Joanne — February 13, 2015 at 9:53 am

    We don’t do breakfast in bed either (the whole crumbs thing), but we definitely do fancy breakfasts on holidays (and just most weekends in general). This is so droolworthy. I might try to just drink the sauce on it’s own.

  45. #
    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — February 13, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I would definitely do the breakfast in bed thing…..I’d just brush them on the floor. But the only way I would ever have breakfast in bed is if I got out of bed, made breakfast and then brought it back to bed with me. Not happening. But I’d make this in a heartbeat!!!

  46. #
    Kate — February 14, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    So I just made this for our big valentine brunch celebration. I was expecting it to be good, but this blew my mind. That raspberry sauce is amazing. I subbed almond extract as I didn’t have amaretto. I was worried it would make the recipe less stellar but it worked beautifully.

    Definitely one of the best brunch recipes we’ve had (and we brunch A LOT) Thanks so much for sharing.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — February 17th, 2015 @ 4:55 pm

      Hi Kate! I’m so happy you enjoyed the dish! I could have eaten that sauce with a spoon I loved it so much 🙂


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