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The Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

How to make the best pumpkin spice latte at home with pumpkin puree, coffee, milk, and fall spices. Better than Starbucks! Jump to the Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe or watch our quick video showing you how to make it.

The moment Fall hits, we rush to our local coffee shop and order a pumpkin spice latte. We love them so much, we took it upon ourselves to try making it at home. This recipe is easy and I bet you have most, if not everything, you need to make it at home right now.

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How to Make the Best Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home

This recipe comes together in under 10 minutes.

Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe in 10 Minutes!

Start by heating milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar on the stove. You can use whole, 2 %, skim, or dairy-free milk. Coconut or almond milk would be delicious.

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Then we add vanilla, pumpkin pie spices, and strong coffee. The mixture gets divided between two mugs and it’s time for whipped cream.

Simple, quick, and no coffee shop lines.

How to make a pumpkin latte that's better than Starbucks PSL at home.

Use this homemade pumpkin puree for things like our Easy Pumpkin Mac and CheeseHomemade Pumpkin Pancakes, Seriously Good Pumpkin Cupcakes and Pumpkin Pie.

Recipe updated, originally posted November 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have added a recipe video and tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

The Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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Make the popular coffee house pumpkin latte at home. Canned or homemade pumpkin puree both work well in this recipe.

Makes 2 Drinks

You Will Need

2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, see our homemade pumpkin puree recipe

1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, depending on how sweet you like it

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving

1/2 cup strong hot coffee

Whipped cream, for serving

Directions

    Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and the coffee.

    Divide the mixture between two mugs. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Milk: This tastes best with 2% or whole milk, but you can substitute with skim milk. Non-dairy milk like soy, almond, or coconut milk will also work.
  • Sugar: This recipe calls for 1 to 3 tablespoons of sugar. How much you use is up to you. We tend to prefer less sugar in our drinks. You can also use a sugar substitute. Add this to taste.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend: Find pumpkin pie spice at the store or make it at home. You likely have everything you need to make it already. Mix the following spices in a spice jar: 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon + 2 teaspoons ground ginger + 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg + a pinch of ground cloves.
  • Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values. We assumed 2% milk and 1 tablespoon of sugar.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1 drink / Calories 171 / Protein 9 g / Carbohydrate 21 g / Dietary Fiber 1 g / Total Sugars 20 g / Total Fat 6 g / Saturated Fat 4 g / Cholesterol 24 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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80 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Debbie November 5, 2018, 9:36 pm

    This is the best recipe! I’ve made others and they’re nothing in comparison. My only change to this one is that I don’t find the need to strain the pumpkin.

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  • Dawn October 8, 2018, 4:50 pm

    I made this for my adult son today and he said that it was awesome! He thought it was even better than what you buy at the coffee shops.

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  • urielh October 4, 2018, 11:31 am

    I had never tasted this before (i’m from france, and it is not something famous here) But I have heard so much about it, that I wanted to try. Today I finally made it, and I can say this is the best pumpkin spice latte I’ve ever had in my whole life (hehe :p)
    I just added a liiiitle bit more coffee, my espresso wasn’t probably strong enough when I made it. Thank you very much! This is delicious – currently drinking it while writing this 😉

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  • Michelle October 3, 2018, 2:46 pm

    This was unbelievably good. I was shocked. I don’t care for pumpkin spice lattes but I made my pumpkin cheesecakes and thought why not make my husband his fav pie in a drink for this morning? It came out perfect. So comforting. I loved it and so did he. I always have pumpkin pie spice. So I had it in my pantry. Also used my leftover pumpkin pie puree I use for my cheesecakes. So perfect. Thank you for putting together this concoction lol. This is for sure a keeper. Thanks again.

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  • Mary September 27, 2018, 11:17 am

    Great tasting. This is my fall pick this season. Others I have tried didn’t come close taste wise. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Nancy Burleson September 9, 2018, 8:49 pm

    Perfect treat! Better than Starbucks. I could control the calories by changing milk and sugar substitute. Thank you for the recipe!

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