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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Want to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at home?  Learn how to whip up a batch of these delicious fall-inspired lattes with the Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe. 

Made with milk, pumpkin, sugar, and spices, and tastes as good as any store-bought version.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
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How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home

Yea, we did it – made it through the first week of school!

It wasn’t easy; especially since we went cold turkey on our back-to-school bedtime/wake up routine. (Took a last-minute camping trip to our favorite campground – and “partied” up ’til the last day, lol!)

For the 1st few days, our pre-6am wake-up time went pretty well, but by Friday I’ll admit to hitting that snooze button at least twice. 

Now, If you are anything like me and are excited about the arrival of fall and more specifically pumpkin spice lattes, you’re going to LOVE this Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe I’m sharing today. (Starbucks is bringing their pumpkin spice lattes back on Sept 2nd, 2021 this year!)

Pumpkin spice latte recipe

There is just something about the velvety rich, sweet pumpkiny flavors that to me, is the perfect combination for my coffee fix.  And I don’t mind admitting, that when I hit up Starbucks in the fall and winter, a Pumpkin Spice Latte is pretty much the only drink I order.

Since I work from home, I just don’t get out to Starbucks as much anymore.  But that’s ok because I have what I think is the best recipe for a Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte.  So not only am I saving a few bucks by making it myself, I can have it whenever I want! 

The good news is this recipe only takes a few minutes to put together, is great for doubling and you can store the pumpkin cream mixture in its own container to add to your coffee anytime you get a Pumpkin Spice Latte craving.

What Are the Ingredients in a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Heading to the store and want to give this recipe a shot?  These are the ingredients to add to your list for the pumpkin spice latte. (Ingredients at a glace, grab the full recipe in the card at the bottom of the post

  • Milk | Any kind of milk – half n half, whole, nut milks or oat milk. You can really use whatever you like. Keep in mind if you use a thinner milk like almond or skim, you will need more milk for a richer latte. (I like to use either half n half, the Fairlife whole milk, or my homemade cashew milk.)
  • Canned Pumpkin | Make sure it is unsweetened pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Strong Coffee | You can also use cold brew.
  • Optional toppers | caramel syrup, cinnamon, whipped cream for garnish – highly recommended if you want your drink to taste like a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

This pumpkin spice latte recipe is amazing both hot and cold, so if it’s still too warm for hot coffee, you can enjoy it over ice too.  Use whatever type of milk you prefer (the higher the fat, the richer and more delicious it will be.)  This recipe is actually on the less sweet side so you can adjust your latte to your preferred sweetness level.

When I get a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks I usually order a tall, made with half and half (breve) and one less pump of the pumpkin syrup, just because I don’t like mine as sweet.

You can use milk alternatives in this recipe. It won’t taste exactly like a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, but it will be yummy.  Also, keep in mind if you use a milk with less fat content, you may need to add more of the pumpkin cream to your coffee to get the desired latte consistency. 

How to Make a Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

The recipe below is more of a Pumpkin Creamer recipe.  I like to make the homemade pumpkin spice creamer and store it separately from the coffee. This way I can add as much as I want whenever I want.

To make the Pumpkin Latte:

  1. Whisk together the milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice in a heavy saucepan over med-high heat. Keep whisking until the milk starts to bubble.  You’ll then remove the pan from the heat.
  2. Then add the desired amount of the the pumpkin cream to your coffee to make a latte.
  3. Serve with optional whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of caramel on top.

That’s it! 

Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe Tips:

  • The recipe is perfect to double or triple.
  • Use whatever milk you prefer.
  • Want to make this low carb? It works great with heavy cream or half n half and your favorite sugar substitute. (I tried it )
  • This recipe is on the less sweet side – this way you can adjust to taste before you drink it and it’s absolutely perfect if you top it with sweetened whipped cream and caramel sauce!
  • To cool the Pumpkin Spice mixture quickly, (for iced lattes) place saucepan in an ice bath and whisk till cool.  (This will only take a short time.)
  • Using a K-cup?  Brew it extra strong by using less water than normal.

FAQ’s

How To Store The Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Store the pumpkin creamer mixture in an airtight container in the fridge and it will be good for a couple of days. (You may need to give it a shake as the pumpkin will settle towards the bottom once cooled.)

Can this Pumpkin Latte Recipe Be Doubled?

Yes! The recipe makes enough for 2 large servings, but it is perfect for doubling and tripling too!

Is Pumpkin Spice Latte Low Carb

If you replace the sugar with a low carb sugar alternative (make sure you use one that is “cup for cup”) and use a lower carb milk, (half n half or cream) you can definitely have this pumpkin spice late on the keto diet or low carb eating plan.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Now that you have opened that 1st can of pumpkin, it’s time for all things pumpkin!

A few more pumpkin recipes you might like:

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Let us know what you think!

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe - Made with milk, pumpkin, sugar and spices and tastes as good as any store-bought version!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 1
  • Cook Time: 4
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 23 large lattes 1x

Description

This Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe is amazing! Made with milk, pumpkin, sugar and spices. Tastes as good as any store-bought version!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup Coffee (brewed extra strong)
  • optional: caramel syrup, cinnamon, whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, pumpkin and sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Keep whisking and heat until the milk starts to bubble.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Divide coffee into two cups, add Pumpkin Spice mixture to coffee.
  5. Serve with optional whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of caramel on top.

Notes

  • The recipe is perfect to double or triple.
  • Use whatever milk you prefer.
  • Want to make this low carb? It works great with heavy cream or half n half and your favorite sugar substitute. (I tried it )
  • This recipe is on the less sweet side – this way you can adjust to taste before you drink it and it’s absolutely perfect if you top it with sweetened whipped cream and caramel sauce!
  • To cool the Pumpkin Spice mixture quickly, (for iced lattes) place saucepan in an ice bath and whisk till cool.  (This will only take a short time.)
  • Using a K-cup?  Brew it extra strong by using less water than normal.

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18 Comments

  1. Tastes delicious! Just like the PSL at Starbucks. I used half n half.

  2. This Pumpkin Spice Latte tastes delicious iced too!!☺️

  3. I just made this and it really is amazing! So much better than Starbucks!! I’m one of those people that wait until October 1st to have anything pumpkin and the pumpkin spice latte is the first thing I have. The kids and I make a big deal out of “ pumpkin spice day” when we begin the start of two months every thing pumpkin!! Thank you for the great recipe! Happy pumpkin season!!

  4. So yummy! Better than any cafe pumpkin spice latte for sure.

  5. Jennifer Barry says:

    So, I live in South Africa.
    We’ve never heard of tinned pumpkin or pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice lattes – except for the movies.
    Now that South Africa has finally opened up for inter state – or provincial as we call it here – I’m finally going to see my son and his family after 8 long months.
    My American daughter in law loves pumpkin spice lattes and I’d like to surprise her with 1!
    Can I just cook and puree pumpkin?
    Thanks for your help
    ps Here now (Sept) in the Southern hemisphere we’re experiencing Spring

    1. You can 100% cook and puree your own pumpkin. I’ve never actually done that just because canned pumpkin is so readily available here. I know I have seen instructions all over the Internet for it. you can just Google it and probly find step-by-step instructions.
      Good luck!

  6. It was really yummy warm and cold and was amazing. It’s super easy to make so you can have it whenever you want. We made our own pumpkin spice and it was just awesome and a great recipe.

  7. I look forward to fall all year long and I LOVE anything pumpkin. This looks so good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try it out! ????

  8. This is so delicious—100 times better than Starbucks PSL! Thank you!

  9. OMG, I’m going to have to try this! I’m a coffee junkie all year but the fall is always special with all the cool flavors especially the pumpkin!

  10. My husband would love this. The recipe is easy to follow and he would have fun making it.

  11. I am a pumpkin everything addict so I LOVE this so much! Thanks so much for sharing I can’t wait to make this.

  12. Don’t shoot but can I admit to not having ever tried a PSL? I’ll have to make it now!

  13. Oh I totally have to do this. It’s fun to try myself to a special coffee drink every now and then and this would hit the spot.

  14. Neely Moldovan says:

    This is perfect! We’ve been using pumpkin seasoning in our lattes and a little cinnamon and its just the perfect amount!

  15. Oh man, I really want one of these now. I didn’t realize Seattle’s Best was available in k-cups, too! I’ll have to keep an eye for that.

  16. I’m totally ready for all things pumpkin. I’m drinking more coffee than ever trying to get back into the swing of things over here too. Looks great.

  17. That looks absolutely delicious!! I can’t wait to give this a try!