Celebrating - Hubbard & Cravens' Pumpkin Steamer

I love this time of year. Fall is simply wondrous. The morning air is crisp. The skies are incredibly blue. The trees turn yellow, gold, orange, and red. And pumpkin "stuff" appears.

Let's face it, I'm a sucker for anything with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger or allspice - or especially all of the above. So, when I had my first sip of a pumpkin steamer from Hubbard & Cravens in Broad Ripple, I nearly levitated in joy. My mood, already buoyed by the morning sky and the barista's fabulous service, slid even farther up the scale toward pure bliss.

I guess what I'm saying is this: if you have a similar love as I, get thyself to Hubbard & Cravens and order up at least a tall pumpkin steamer. I had mine with 1% milk - and whipped cream on the top.

Here's what I'm wondering: What other ways can I enjoy that similar pumpkin pie flavor without eating pumpkin pie? Does the change of the season after the long hot summer make most people feel this way? What's the psychology behind that sensation?

Edit: Just wanted to add that The Bean Cup in Greenwood got me started on pumpkin steamers. Both places use actual pumpkin, not just flavoring. Both are pure love.