Enjoy this copycat starbucks pumpkin spice latte in the comfort of your home with this homemade version! This simple recipe comes together quickly and is just as tasty as the coffee shop version.
If you’re craving a pumpkin late you don’t have to drive anywhere to get your fix. You can make one at hope in just minutes with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Making your own pumpkin spice latte is easy and you can make dairy-free substitutes and use your sweetener of choice.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Heat the milk with the pumpkin puree, and sugar over medium heat in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and add in the pumpkin pie spice. If you have a frother or immersion blender, blend the mixture to a froth before adding to your mug.
Next, brew fresh espresso or strong coffee. Pour the coffee into a mug and top with the pumpkin spice latte mix. Top with your favorite topping. Traditionally, whipped cream and ground cinnamon are topped on a pumpkin latte, but you can use your favorite toppings of choice.
This recipe makes enough for two 12 ounce lattes. Double or triple the recipe as needed to make more. Store leftover latte mix in the refrigerator. Rewarm the mixture when ready to use again, or mix in a warming milk frother.
- Milk – Use any type of milk or non-dairy milk. Oat milk is a fanatic choice and it froths up lovely in this recipe. Whole milk, coconut milk, unsweetened almond milk and soy milk are all great choices as well.
- Sweetener – I used organic white sugar, but other types of sugar like brown sugar, coconut sugar or sugar free sweeteners like stevia will also work. You can also use liquid sweeteners like raw honey and pure maple syrup.
- Pumpkin Puree – While you can technically leave the pumpkin puree out, this use of it gives this latte a great pumpkin flavor.
- Coffee – Use fresh hot coffee or espresso for this pumpkin spice latte. If you don’t have an espresso machine, aropress coffee made with espresso bean works really well and gives this recipe great flavor.
Pumpkin puree is the key ingredient for that authentic pumpkin flavor. You can try using butternut squash or sweet potato puree as a substitute, but it may alter the taste slightly.
You can make your own pumpkin pie spice by mixing ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and ground cloves together. Try my homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe here!
Yes, you can use a sugar substitute like stevia, erythritol, or monk fruit sweetener instead of sugar. Adjust the amount to taste.
Yes, you can use instant coffee, but it won’t have the same depth of flavor as brewed espresso or strong coffee. Dissolve instant coffee in hot water and use that as a substitute.
Absolutely! Simply use decaffeinated coffee or espresso to make your latte.
Yes, you can make a vegan version by using non-dairy milk like almond, soy, oat, or coconut milk, and skipping the whipped cream or using a dairy-free alternative.
You can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less sugar or sugar substitute to your taste. Start with a small amount and taste-test before adding more.
You can use a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, or even a drizzle of caramel or maple syrup as an alternative garnish.
It’s best to consume your latte right after making it for the freshest flavor. However, you can refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days and reheat it as needed.
More Coffee Drinks:
- Pumpkin Cold Brew (Paleo + Keto)
- Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew (Copycat Recipe)
- Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee)
- Gingerbread Latte Recipe
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Starbucks Copycat Recipe)
Celebrate pumpkin season with this Starbucks copycat pumpkin spice latte! Learn how to make it at home with simple ingredients you have in your kitchen!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Beverages
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- 4 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup espresso or strong brewed coffee
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk, pumpkin puree and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and add in the pumpkin pie spice. If you have a frother or immersion blender, blend the mixture to a froth before adding to your mug.
- Next, brew fresh espresso or strong coffee. Pour the coffee into a mug and top with the pumpkin spice latte mix. Top with your favorite topping. Traditionally, whipped cream and ground cinnamon are topped on a pumpkin latte, but you can use your favorite toppings of choice.
- This recipe makes enough for two 12 ounce lattes. Double or triple the recipe as needed to make more. Store leftover latte mix in the refrigerator. Rewarm the mixture when ready to use again, or mix in a warming milk frother.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 158
- Sugar: 26g
- Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 27g
- Protein: 4g