Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

By on 8/27/2018 11:00:00 AM

I love Autumn.  Actually, I love cinnamon and cloves, the colors orange and brown, crunchy leaves, and fall comfort foods—especially pumpkin desserts and spicy pumpkin lattes.  I know that every coffee shop, doughnut shop and bakery within driving distance serves a seasonal pumpkin latte of some sort—but, sometimes I would like to make one at home instead. Sometimes to save $$$.  Sometimes--because those artificial flavorings give me migraines.  Sometimes--because I just don't want to leave the house on a chilly fall morning! This is my absolute favorite, easy, basic recipe for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. 

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Pumpkin Spice Latte in a white cup
It’s great because you can adjust the sugar, adjust the fat content of the milk, add more or less pumpkin (you will taste only a hint of it in this version) or increase (or decrease) the spices.   

Ingredients for our Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
2 c. Skim Milk
1 Tbsp. Sugar or Stevia (This drink is not very sweet—so you may wish to add additional sugar.)
1/8 tsp. Cloves
¼ tsp. Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Ginger
Dash of Nutmeg
½ c. Strong Coffee or ¼ c. Espresso
Whipped Cream and Ground Cinnamon for Garnish (optional)

Instructions for a Pumpkin Spice Latte:
Mix the pumpkin base.  Combine the milk, pumpkin, and sugar in a small saucepan.  Whisk thoroughly and heat until milk mixture is steaming.
Spice it up and blend.  Add the Vanilla and spices.  Transfer to a blender or use a hand blender to blend the mixture until it is foamy.
Add the Coffee or Espresso.  Pour the milk mixture into two large cups—filling about 2/3 full.  Add ¼ c. hot coffee or 1 Tbsp of the espresso to the top.  
Garnish and serve.  Top each mug of pumpkin pie spiced latte with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Serve warm.  


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  1. These are all of my favorite parts of Autumn as well! My favorite season, wish it was here year round!
    This sounds so delicious, and I can't wait to try it!


  2. This looks AWESOME! Forget Starbucks, I can make my own now, thanks :)

  3. Thank you thank you! I love pumpkin spice latte and I even have canned pumpkin in my cupboards right now. I am soooo trying this. I'm visiting from Mother Daughter Book Reviews and I'm now following you. Thanks so much for visiting us!

    Cheers! :D

  4. I'm going to have to try this! Sounds delish! Thanks for following my blog. I'm following your blog now too.