The Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

How to make the best Pumpkin Spice Latte at home with pumpkin puree, coffee, milk and autumn spices. Better than store bought! Switch to the homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe


How to make the best Pumpkin Spice Latte at home

As fall rolls in, we run to our local coffee shop and order a Pumpkin Spice Latte. We love them so much we’ve made it our mission to make them at home. This recipe is easy and I bet you have most, if not all, of what you need to make it at home now. It also comes together in less than 10 minutes!


Pumpkin Spice Latte ingredients

It’s easy to create your own PSL at home. Here is a brief explanation of what you need. The full recipe is below.

milk — Use milk or non-dairy milk. I like to use homemade oat milk, but coconut or almond milk are also delicious.

pumpkin puree — You can use canned puree or make your own. Here’s our recipe for homemade pumpkin puree. It’s pretty easy to do!

We add the pumpkin puree like this, but some of our readers have complained that the latte doesn’t have enough pumpkin flavor. To counteract this, you can simmer the puree in a saucepan until reduced to 1/3. This step intensifies the flavor of the pumpkin.

sugar — You can use regular sugar, brown sugar, simple syrup, maple syrup or honey! It’s entirely up to you.

vanilla and pumpkin pie spice— A little vanilla extract goes a long way and makes lattes so delicious. For the spices, use a store-bought mix or make your own. Here’s our easy pumpkin pie spice mix.

Hot (or cold) coffee — Espresso is added to latte in cafes, so the coffee is usually a little stronger. I like to make my coffee strong for homemade lattes. You can also use cold coffee or cold brew (for an iced latte).

whipped cream — It’s totally optional, but I love it!

How it goes

Begin by heating milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract on stovetop.

Then mix the pumpkin spice milk with the strong coffee. Divide between two cups and add the whipped cream. Simple, fast and without queues for coffee.

More pumpkin recipes

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Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes – We love these pumpkin pancakes – not too sweet with just a hint of spice.

Really Good Pumpkin Cupcakes – These moist pumpkin spice cupcakes are hard to beat.

Homemade (and Easy) Pumpkin Pie – How to make an easy, classic pumpkin pie from scratch. It’s our favorite way to make pumpkin pie. It’s easy too!

Pumpkin Scones – How to make the best Starbucks inspired pumpkin spice scones.

Updated recipe originally posted November 2011. Since posting in 2011 we have added a recipe video and changed the recipe to make it clearer. – Adam and Joanne

The best homemade latte with pumpkin and spices

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Make the coffee shop favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte at home. Homemade or canned pumpkin puree works well in this recipe. Here’s our recipe for making pumpkin puree from scratch.

makes 2 drinks

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will need

2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, or more to taste, see our homemade pumpkin puree recipe

1 to 3 tablespoons sugar depending on how sweet you like it

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving

1/2 cup of strong hot coffee

whipped cream for serving


    Place the milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove pan from heat and add vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and coffee.

    Divide the mixture between two cups. Garnish with whipped cream and a pinch of Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Advice from Adam and Joanne

  • Milk: 2% or whole milk is best, but skim milk can be substituted. Non-dairy milk such as soy, almond, or coconut milk also works.
  • Sugar – This recipe calls for 1 to 3 tablespoons of sugar. How much you use is up to you. We prefer less sugar in our drinks. You can also use a sugar substitute. Add this to taste.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix – Find pumpkin pie spice at the store or make it at home. You probably already have everything you need to do this. In a spice jar, combine the following spices: 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon + 2 teaspoons ground ginger + 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg + pinch of ground cloves.
  • More Pumpkin Flavor – Since this recipe was published, some readers have commented that they would prefer a stronger pumpkin flavor. You can achieve this one of two ways: increase the puree by 1-2 tablespoons, or cook a large batch of the puree in a saucepan over medium-high heat until reduced and concentrated in flavor, then use in the latte.
  • Nutritional Facts: The nutritional values ​​given below are estimates. We use the USDA database to calculate approximate values. We assume 2% milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar.

If you make this recipe, take a picture and use the hashtag #inspiredtaste. We love seeing your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutritional value per serving: Part 1 drink / calories 171 / protein 9 grams / carbohydrates 21 grams / fiber 1g / total sugar 20g / total fat 6g / Saturated Fatty Acids 4g / cholesterol 24mg

AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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