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


    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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  • Kelly December 17, 2017, 4:10 pm

    Yum! I did use skim milk and drizzled caramel syrup on top of the whipped cream. Great recipe and it does keep well in the fridge if you want to make a bigger batch and reheat it. Thanks!!

  • Tina November 26, 2017, 11:48 am

    Yes, I made it for the first time. I used the recipe very simple. Very good and creamy. I used caramel syrup instead of vanilla. 😊 time to savor and enjoy!!

  • Liz S November 9, 2017, 8:01 pm

    I usually hit the milk mixture with my immersion blender to make it frothy. Otherwise, it’s perfect!

  • Cindy Lynn October 29, 2017, 9:13 am

    This is good! The pumpkin flavor could be just a little stronger. I will make again. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Liz gray October 11, 2017, 2:35 pm

    Amazing.Hubby had this without coffee and loved it

  • Holly October 8, 2017, 6:03 am

    Really really good! I’m not a coffee person, so I switched the coffee out for tea, and I was golden. Only problem was the pumpkin flavor was very limited. Might add an extra tablespoon next time.

  • cirella September 30, 2017, 2:23 pm

    SUPER EASY! Tastes amazing, fun to add to the recipe with more pumpkin puree, about 3 table spoons. Awesome Recipe! Thanks!

  • Benton Boychuk-Chorney September 13, 2017, 1:46 pm

    Could I make this in a large batch for the fridge and reheat it?

    • Joanne October 30, 2017, 2:19 pm

      Yes, that’s a great idea.


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