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Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Enjoy the best homemade pumpkin spice latte any time you feel the urge with this simple to make recipe.
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  1. Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Pumpkin Spice Latte
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Do you feel excited when the beginning of fall arrives so you can finally grab a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks? You can now make your own homemade version with seven simple ingredients, so you can have your favorite drink any time of the year.

pumpkin spice latte in glass mug with whipped cream

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1½ tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • ¼ cup vanilla creamer
  • whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice for the top

PRO TIP:

Make sure you are using pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling for this recipe.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

HOMEMADE PUMPKIN SPICE MIX: If you can’t get pumpkin spice that is ready-mixed, it is really easy to make your own. A simple pumpkin spice blend would be 4 teaspoons of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ginger, 1 teaspoon cloves and ½ teaspoon nutmeg. Mix and store in an airtight container.

MILK: Almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, and oat milk could all be used in place of the whole milk in this cozy drink.

How To Make This Pumpkin Spice Latte

STEP ONE: Grab a glass measuring cup and add milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla extract, and the pumpkin pie spice, then whisk together.

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Adjust the amount of pumpkin spice you add depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.

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STEP TWO: Place the milk mixture in the microwave and heat for 1 minute. Remove and pour into your latte glass.

milk poured into the pumpkin puree mixture in a glass pitcher

STEP THREE: Brew 1 cup of coffee and pour it into the latte glass.

brew coffee poured into a glass

STEP FOUR: Add the vanilla creamer and top with a little whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

add vanilla creamer and whipped cream to the latte in a cup

How To Serve

Make your own pumpkin spice lattes, and you can capture the fall flavor year-round. Serve it with a cherry Danish or freshly-baked pumpkin coffee cake for a breakfast treat.

If you want to feel even more like you’ve made the trip to Starbucks, why not make one of their favorite pairings with the drink? The kids will love Starbucks copycat pumpkin scones, and they work perfectly with the drink. Or, for a morning option, why not make egg bites to get that protein boost at the start of the day?

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Once the drink has cooled, you can store it in the fridge for a couple of days. It is best to leave the cream off if you aren’t going to drink it immediately, as it will evaporate in the fridge.

IN THE FREEZER: You can’t freeze the completed drink, but you can store some of the ingredients to make creating a homemade pumpkin spice latte quicker. Mix the puree, sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice, then seal in a freezer bag. Pop in the freezer for up to three months. To make the drink, add ⅓ cup of milk to a pan and heat up before adding 2 tablespoons of latte mix. Heat until warm but not boiling and thoroughly mixed, then continue the recipe.

pumpkin spice latte in glass mug with whipped cream

Nothing says fall more than a pumpkin spice latte, but by making your own at home, you can enjoy the tasty pumpkin flavor of this delicious drink whenever you want and skip the coffee shops. It uses easy to get ingredients and can inspire you to make a whole range of pumpkin recipes – while enjoying a homemade latte!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I save leftovers for the next day?

This copycat Starbucks pumpkin spice latte can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days. Wait to add the whipped cream until you are ready to enjoy your drink.

Can I use homemade pumpkin puree instead of canned?

If you have real pumpkin puree, you can certainly use that in this recipe instead.

What is the best kind of coffee to use in this recipe?

You can use any type of coffee in this simple recipe. Espresso, instant, or drip coffee could be used for your latte.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Enjoy the best homemade pumpkin spice latte any time you feel the urge with this simple to make recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • ¼ cup vanilla creamer
  • whipped cream & pumpkin pie spice, for the top

Instructions
 

  • In a glass mixing cup, add the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice. Use a whisk to combine.
  • Place in the microwave and heat for 1 minute. Remove and pour into your glass.
  • Brew 1 cup coffee and pour into your glass.
  • Add vanilla creamer and top with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.

Notes

  • Make sure you are using pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling for this recipe.
  • Adjust the amount of pumpkin spice you add depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 2433IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg
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