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Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe – Tea Coffee & Drinks

Pumpkin Spice Latte is a rich, creamy, and warm milk drink loaded with flavors of fall spices and pumpkin. It is usually prepared with milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla essence, espresso coffee, and sweetener. The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make a Pumpkin Spice Late with easy step-by-step instructions for you to try and enjoy at home.

I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe to make the cooking process visually clear. This homemade Pumpkin Spice latte is one of the easy drinks to make and tastes similar to your favorite Starbucks. And is usually served during fall and cold winter days to keep yourself warm.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte in a cup
Pumpkin Spice Latte
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What is Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Pumpkin Spice Latte is a thick, creamy, and mildly spicy drink packed with flavors of fall spices and coffee. It is usually prepared with pumpkin puree, milk, coffee, pumpkin pie spice, and sweetener. And it is also one of the popular drinks of Starbucks, a fast-food chain restaurant.

The I have shared here is an inspiration recipe from Starbucks and I have made my Homemade version here. And this is one of the easy drinks to make at home and the best part is without any fancy equipment.

Yes, you will feel a similar taste and flavor to your favorite cafe shop right from your own kitchen. So without further delay let’s jump into our recipe.

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need to make this Pumpkin Spice Latte are basic staples that might already be in your kitchen and they are also easily available in most grocery stores around.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients
Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients
  • Pumpkin Puree – This is one of the main ingredient to make this drink, you can use freshly made puree or store brought ones
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – It is a combination of fall spice powders that enhances the taste and delivers the warmness to the drink
  • Milk – I have used whole milk here, you can also use reduced fat, or oat milk, almond Milk for vegan options
  • Espresso Coffee – The Starbucks recipe calls for espresso coffee and you can also use regular coffee decoction to achieve similar taste and flavor
  • Brown Sugar and Vanilla – Vanilla essence gives a unique flavor and brown sugar for the sweetness. But you can also use your favorite sweeteners of your choice

How to make Pumpkin Spice Latte?

The recipe I have shared here is a homemade Pumpkin Spice latte that requires no special or fancy ingredients. This helps you to make a delicious and frothy drink at home, that tastes similar to your favorite Starbucks or other fast-food restaurants.

Pumpkin Spice Latte in a cup
Pumpkin Spice Latte

Following are the high-level instructions to make this drink but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photos and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  1. Mix in milk and Pumpkin Puree – In a saucepan with medium heat, pour milk, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, vanilla essence and mix well until everything dissolves
  2. Add in the Coffee – Pour ½ cup strong espresso coffee and allow the drink to puff up
  3. Pour the Drink – Remove the Pumpkin spice milk drink from the heat and pour it into a serving glass
  4. Top with Whipping Cream – Top the drink with whipping cream or frothy milk and sprinkle some pumpkin spice powder. And now the delicious Starbuck style Pumpkin Spice Latte is ready for you to taste and enjoy
  5. Serve – Serve this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte during cold winter days or whenever you crave for it

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

To make an iced version, the process remains the same as the warm version. But the only difference is the drink is cooled completely and it is poured over ice cubes to enjoy it as cold on hot summer days.

You may also find more Ice Drinks below.

Tips

  • Thick and Frothy Latte – Whole Milk gives a thick and frothy drink but you can also use almond Milk, oat milk for vegan friendly version
  • Warmness – The pumpkin pie spice give the mild spice and warmness to the drink, so I suggest not skipping it to achieve the unique flavor and taste
  • Pumpkin Puree – It gives a mild pumpkin flavor along with the pumpkin pie spice powder and I would recommend to use both to enjoy the Starbucks style drink at home
  • Coffee – I have used espresso coffee here but you can also use other coffee decoctions if espresso is not handy
  • Serving – Serve this latte topped with frothy milk or whipped cream with a dash of Pumpkin spice powder to enjoy the café style drink

Calories

The Pumpkin Spice Latte shared here contains 119 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may vary if any of the ingredients are changed. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card below.

Storage Suggestions

This Latte feels fresh and delicious when served immediately warm, but for the iced version, you can store the drink in the refrigerator for up to a day.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this latte topped with whipped cream or frothy milk with some Pumpkin spice powder sprinkled on it. It makes the best drink during the cold winter days and you can also enjoy it whenever you crave a cafe-style drink.

You could also find similar Starbucks-style drinks below and more at Late Recipes and Winter Drinks Recipes.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe below that I hope will help you to make Starbucks Style drinks at home. And you could also find this recipe in story format.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Video

📖 Recipe

Yield: 2 cups

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte in a cup

Pumpkin Spice Latte is a rich, creamy, and warm drink loaded with flavors of fall spices and pumpkin. It is usually prepared with milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla essence, espresso coffee, and sweetener. This homemade Pumpkin Spice latte is easy to make a drink and tastes similar to your favorite Starbucks and is usually enjoyed during fall and cold winter days.

Prep Time
5 minutes

Cook Time
5 minutes

Total Time
10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ cup Milk

  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • 2 tsp Brown Sugar

  • ½ tsp Vanilla Essence

  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Puree

  • ½ cup Espresso Coffee, decoction

  • Whipping Cream, optional to garnish

Notes

  • Thick and Frothy Latte – Whole Milk gives a thick and frothy drink but you can also use Almond Milk, Oat milk for a vegan-friendly version
  • Warmness – The pumpkin pie spice give the mild spice and warmness to the drink, so I suggest not skipping it to achieve the unique flavor and taste
  • Pumpkin Puree – It gives a mild pumpkin flavor along with the pumpkin pie spice powder and I would recommend using both to enjoy the Starbucks style drink at home
  • Coffee – I have used espresso coffee here but you can also use other coffee decoctions if espresso is not handy
  • Serving – Serve this latte topped with frothy milk or whipped cream with a dash of Pumpkin spice powder to enjoy the cafe-style drink and it is also a perfect winter drink to keep yourself warm

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 119Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g

Disclaimer: Nutrition information comes from third-party apps and calculators. The information is purely an estimate and provided for information purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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FAQ

What is Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Pumpkin Spice latte is a popular Starbucks drink made with milk, coffee, pumpkin puree, fall spices, and sweetener. It is a thick, frothy drink and mildly spiced drink popular during the fall (harvest) Thanksgiving season. And it is usually topped with frothy milk or heavy whipping cream and Pumpkin Pie spice powder.

Can I make this latte without pumpkin puree?

The original recipe calls for pumpkin puree and hence you cannot make this particular latte without this main ingredient.

How to make pumpkin puree for this drink?

To make pumpkin puree, cut and remove the seeds from the pumpkin and cut the desired flesh part from it. Bake or steam the flesh until you can pierce it with a knife or fork. Cooldown the cooked pumpkin pieces to room temperature and then mash or grind it in a food processor. You can also buy instant pumpkin puree from stores as well.

Can I skip coffee in this drink?

Coffee gives a unique flavor and taste to this drink and it is one of the main ingredients but if it is not your preferred ingredient then feel free to skip it. But you will be missing the classic taste and flavor of the latte.

What are the calories in Pumpkin Spice Latte?

The shared recipe here contains 119 calories per serving and it is an estimation by the nutrition calculator. The calorie count may vary if any of the ingredients are altered. You could also find detailed nutritional information in the recipe card above.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you on how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Enjoy!

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