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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes are the perfect chilly-weather coffee. Whip these up for your friends and family, and save money instead of hitting that drive-through. So cozy and delicious!

Side view of two glass mugs of pumpkin spice latte.

Homemade Lattes

During the colder months of the year (here in Texas), I tend to hit up the drive-through or a local coffee shop for a fun latte when I’m out running errands. I love the different flavors at Starbucks, in particular, and each fall I drink more than my share of PSLs (aka pumpkin spice lattes).

More and more, I’ve been making more coffee at home instead of spending money at coffee shops. Let’s face it – $7 lattes are kinda crazy! For a variety, try my Cozy Caramel Latte Recipe or our favorite Homemade Eggnog Lattes next!

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Why This Recipe Works:

  • FULL OF FALL FLAVOR – These include real pumpkin puree and fall spices – including cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
  • FREE OF REFINED SUGAR – Thanks to pure maple syrup, these don’t include regular sugar.
  • BALANCED – We have a nice balance of espresso, milk, pumpkin puree, and pure maple syrup.
  • SIMPLE – These can be ready to enjoy in less than 15 minutes. Simple ingredients and a simple process.
  • ECONOMICAL – These lattes are way cheaper than the drive-through. Trust me.
Overhead view of two mugs of pumpkin spice lattes.

Ingredients needed for Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes:

  • Coffee – Use a double shot of hot espresso or some strongly-brewed coffee. Cold Brew Coffee is a nice replacement.
  • Milk – I used 2% milk, but use your favorite milk. (I have not tested this with non-dairy milk, including coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk, or cashew milk).
  • Pumpkin – The canned pumpkin puree is key for a tasty latte! I don’t recommend using pumpkin pie filling for these pumpkin lattes.
  • Maple Syrup – This sweetener adds just the right amount of flavor.
  • Vanilla – Another flavor enhancer!
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – Use as much as you like for that pumpkin spice taste.
  • To serve – I occasionally add some additional frothed milk (if you have a milk frother) and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

If you get the chance to make your own pumpkin puree, do it! Here’s a great homemade pumpkin puree recipe from my friend Amy!

The labeled ingredients for pumpkin spice lattes.

How to make Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes:

These are quick to make but make sure you take time to blend the mixture well before you heat it up.

Step 1
Make the coffee. I use an espresso machine and make a double shot. You can also make strong coffee in any machine or pot.

Step 2
Blend ingredients. In a blender, combine the espresso shots, milk, pure maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. Blend until smooth.

A blender of the pumpkin spice mixture.

Step 3
Heat up lattes. Pour the latte mixture into a pan and place over medium heat. I recommend cooking it over medium heat to avoid boiling and whisk while it heats up.

Step 4
Serve. Pour hot mixture into large coffee mugs, add some frothed milk (optional), a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Wanna make DIY pumpkin spice latte recipe for a group? Triple it, blend it, and add it to a slow cooker. Serve these warm drinks in coffee mugs with some frothed milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon!

Other Delicious Pumpkin Treats:

Enjoy this (better than Starbucks) pumpkin spice latte and a pumpkin treat. Grab a cozy blanket while you’re at it!

Side view of a mug of PSL.

Recipe Variations:

  • I prefer to use espresso in these lattes, but if you don’t have one, just brew some extra strong coffee. You can also use cold brew since that’s usually a stronger coffee.
  • Instead of 2% milk, use another version. I don’t recommend skim milk (ever) but you could use 1%, whole milk, a mixture of milk and cream, or anything you prefer, especially if you have an allergy.
  • You can definitely use cane sugar instead of the pure maple syrup, or another liquid sweetener if you have a good substitute.
  • Play around with the ratios if you are extra particular about your coffee order! I’m pretty fussy, but this combo suits me perfectly.

Some treats to go with these cozy lattes:

I believe you need a yummy treat (or two) to pair with these Pumpkin Spice lattes. Invite a friend over, put your feet up, and just catch up and enjoy!

Overhead view of two glass mugs of PSL.

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xoxo ~Sue

Side view of a glass cup of pumpkin spice latte.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes are the perfect chilly weather coffee. Whip these up for your friends and family, and save money instead of hitting that drive through. So cozy and delicious!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 lattes
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 1 cup espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 3/4 cup 2% milk – or your favorite milk
  • 4-5 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup – or more for a sweeter latte (or you can use regular sugar, if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice – or as much as you like
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon plus cinnamon sticks – to serve (optional)
  • frothed milk – optional

Instructions

  • Make the coffee. I use an espresso machine and make a double shot. You can also make strong coffee in any machine or pot.
  • Blend ingredients. In a blender, combine the brewed coffee, milk, pure maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. Blend until smooth.
  • Heat up lattes. Pour the latte mixture into a pan and place over medium heat. I recommend cooking it over medium heat to avoid boiling and whisk while it heats up.
  • Serve. Pour hot mixture into mugs, add some frothed milk (optional), a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Notes

For a variety, try my Cozy Caramel Latte Recipe or our favorite Homemade Eggnog Lattes next!

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 4880IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 Comments

  1. Soooo good and makes me feel all the cozy, fall things!! I love my coffee in many forms but this is one of the best.

  2. I am all about cheap and the stay at home mode…❤️😉

5 from 2 votes

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