Pumpkin Spice Latte

 This Pumpkin Spice Latte is a classic fall beverage that can be enjoyed both hot and cold!

This Pumpkin Spice Latte is a classic fall beverage that can be enjoyed both hot and cold!

I love Starbucks, I do.  I just always find myself struggling to get the stroller and two babies through the door, usually while being stared at by other patrons.  This has forced me to get creative with re-creating my favourites.  The Pumpkin Spice Latte isn’t actually one of my favourites, I much prefer a Chai Tea Latte but I know many love this seasonal treat.

The benefit to making your own version of your favourite drinks is that you can use real ingredients and avoid loads of sugar, preservatives and artificial flavours plus my pumpkin latte uses real pumpkin.  (That makes it healthy, right?)

I don’t suggest actually serving this in mason jars. The glass really conducts the heat and I felt like I was touching the sun after filling these up!  I just wanted to show the finished colour of the latte rather than taking a picture of whipped cream in a mug. 

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ingredients:

2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Cloves (Mace or All-Spice are good substitutions)
1/4 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
2 cups milk (Homo works best but unless you have toddlers around, go with what you have!)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup hot brewed coffee or 1/4 Cup brewed Espresso

 

 Directions:

 In a medium saucepan, heat the pumpkin and spices over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

 Add Milk, Sugar and vanilla to the saucepan, and heat until hot being careful not to bring it to a boil.

Put the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth and slightly frothy then add the coffee and blend until just combined.

Pour into two large mugs and top with whipped cream and a mixture of nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon if desired.

 

*Note:  Chill the Pumpkin Spice Latte and serve over ice for a cold version.

 

  This Pumpkin Spice Latte is a classic fall beverage that can be enjoyed both hot and cold!

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves Mace or All-Spice are good substitutions
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee or 1/4 Cup brewed Espresso
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the pumpkin and spices over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Add Milk, Sugar and vanilla to the saucepan, and heat until hot being careful not to bring it to a boil.
  3. Put the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth and slightly frothy then add the coffee and blend until just combined.
  4. Pour into two large mugs and top with whipped cream and a mixture of nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon if desired.
Recipe Notes

Chill the Pumpkin Spice Latte and serve over ice for a cold version.

 This Pumpkin Spice Latte is a classic fall beverage that can be enjoyed both hot and cold!

 

50 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Latte

  1. There are so many PSL versions floating around! I think I need to try one!! The nice thing about making it at home is the amount of sugar!! My favourite was the new latte for Chinese New Year, Peach Blossum?! Oh, my! It was soooo good!!!

  2. mmmm I’m not a fan of pumpkin but I like it enough to know this would be a real treat! My girls are going to love it thanks chick!

      1. At starbucks, I order a pumpkin spiced chai tea. It is delish! I do like the regular latte as well, but this tends to be my favorite. Sometimes, it does tend to be a little overly spiced as the chai is already spiced as well as the pumpkin sauce. I just add a little milk and it is perfect. I hope this helps for the non-coffee drinkers 🙂

  3. By far my favorite fall drink – I dont tend to buy them too often from the coffee shops as they are pricy; so I really like the idea of making my own at home 🙂 Yum!

  4. Mmmmm, sounds so good, I haven’t tried these yet at any of the coffee shops and that is because of the price of them, but I am going to try this!!

  5. You’re killing me, Elizabeth! All your awesome pumpkin recipes and now this!! I will definitely be giving this recipe a try! I love how you served them in a mason jar!

  6. I LOVE Starbucks’ PSL! However, over the years, many people have been saying that their PSL’s are super unhealthy, so it’s great that we can make our own and know exactly what goes into each cup! So, thanks for sharing!! I can’t wait to try this recipe myself!

  7. I wonder if you can make a batch to keep in refridgerator (up until the blending part), then add the coffee /whip cream every morning.

  8. Last night we had a beautiful cool fall night and sat out with a fire with friends and enjoyed this drink it was amazing

  9. Thank you for this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte. This would make a delicious fall and /or winter drink as it looks and, I imaging, tastes so delicious!

  10. Sounds so yummy and I am just learning and experimenting on making smoothies. So I must give this one a go !!!! I love anything pumpkin. Can’t wait to try.

  11. (Pumpkin Spice Latte) This is one yummy drink that I will make for my daughter and I when fall comes around again.

  12. I love anything pumpkin… I would substitute chicory or Postum for the coffee — caffeine gives me the jitters. 😉 This looks absolutely delicious. I can’t wait for the cool fall days to come so I can sip this slowly and read a good book! Thanks for sharing!

  13. This looks and sounds so scrumptious!!!!! Just had to pin it! I am just starting to learn to make different smoothies and this one will definitely be a favorite!

  14. I just have to make this for me and my friend. Would be so good at the holidays too!! I just got a new Nutra Bullet so gonna try mixing one up in it with my Silk almond milk…..yummmo

  15. Now that it’s September I am totally in the mood for this! I like that I can control how much sugar is in it when I make them at home.

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