Pumpkin Spice Latte


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Pumpkin Spice Latte  is a famous Starbucks recipe but guess what!? It’s a 1000x better made right at home (no special equipment is required). It’s so easy to make, you can enjoy it year-round…including iced in the summer!

Homemade lattes are a great way to enjoy your favorites without waiting in line and without a hefty price tag. Whether it is spiked eggnog latte or an Irish coffee.

Close up of Pumpkin Spice Latte with whipped cream and cinnamon on top.

Jura has provided me with the amazing coffee machine used to create this perfect pumpkin latte.

What Is In a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

A pumpkin spice latte contains pumpkin puree, milk (non-dairy works too), and coffee or espresso to make this drink so luscious and creamy! Don’t forget the whipped cream and caramel sauce for drizzling!

This copycat recipe has all the pumpkin spice and everything nice you’d see in the Starbucks version. Since you can make it at home, it has fresh ingredients (unlike the list on the pump of PSL at a coffee house). I promise you it is SO MUCH BETTER than any coffee house latte I’ve ever had!

For an adult version spike it with add a shot of Baileys or hazelnut liquor.

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte

This pumpkin spice latte is an easy recipe to make, with just 2 steps you can enjoy your favorite latte any time of the year!

Coffee or Espresso: Coffee is truly my love language. I have a Jura S8 Coffee Machine (which you may remember from my Affogato recipe) for both lattes and coffee. I’m obsessed with it for everything from lattes to my perfect cup of joe in the morning.

In this recipe I use it to make the espresso but I’ve also made this recipe with regular black coffee (which I brew a little bit on the stronger side).

  1. Heat milk, cream, sugar, pumpkin puree and spices in a pan until just about boiling. Do not let it boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add shots of espresso or strong coffee

Divide over two mugs and top with whipped cream.

How to Make it in a CrockPot

If you are making pumpkin spice lattes in a crockpot, scale up the recipe and keep the crockpot on warm so people can help themselves!

Stir occasionally to make sure the mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom of the crockpot. Enjoy the fragrance of fall all throughout the house!

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

5 from 3 votes
Review Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Pumpkin puree, espresso and cream are combined to make the perfect PSL

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup light cream such as half and half
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee or 4 oz espresso
  • 2 oz baileys or hazelnut liquor optional
  • whipped cream & caramel sauce for topping

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Instructions

  1. Combine milk, cream, sugar, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and add coffee (or shots of espresso, see note).
  2. Divide between 2 mugs and add liquor if using.
  3. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce and additional pumpkin pie spice

Recipe Notes

Note: If using espresso, increase milk to 1 1/2 cups and eliminate cream.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 307, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 125mg, Potassium: 602mg, Carbohydrates: 35g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 32g, Protein: 10g, Vitamin A: 7871%, Vitamin C: 2%, Calcium: 334%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Pumpkin Spice Latte

Adapted from Food Network

 

Close up of Pumpkin Spice Latte with whipped cream and cinnamon on top.
Close up of Pumpkin Spice Latte with whipped cream and cinnamon on top.
Top photo - Ingredients to make PSL in a pot, with an espresso machine in the background. Bottom photo - Close up of Pumpkin Spice Latte with whipped cream and cinnamon on top.

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  1. Can’t believe how easy it was to make at home, and definitely tasted so much better than Starbucks. Never mind so much easier on the pocket book!

  2. I can’t wait to make this. It’s the only thing I get at Starbucks but not often cause it’s to expensive. Going to make it this week. Thank you!!!! Now I can have it year round.