What better way to kick off October than with a homemade pumpkin spice latte in hand? This recipe is foolproof and a hundred times tastier than the kind from Starbucks.
Let me start out by saying, I don’t normally put pumpkin in my coffee.
Call me crazy. But when I do add pumpkin to my coffee, it’s when I’m making a pumpkin spice latte. And not just any pumpkin spice latte—THE BEST pumpkin spice latte known to man.
I know, I know, you COULD jut drive all the way to Starbucks to get an overly priced version of the real thing. But this is real life people. Where we make pumpkin spice lattes at home. Just for the heck of it.
Nah, I’m just kidding. There are plenty of reasons why you should make your pumpkin spice latte at home (besides the fact that it’s like drinking liquid gold).
First of all, it literally takes 5 minutes to prepare. No need to drive down to Starbucks just for a tasty latte. Second, it super stinking easy and uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Lastly, when you make it at home, it tastes so much fresher and you get to skipping all the additives and preservatives you would have consumed by buying it from Starbucks.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you, I don’t know what will.
This pumpkin spice latte can easily be made vegan by using dairy-free milk (like coconut milk) and using coconut whipped cream for topping.
I’ve made this homemade pumpkin spice latte many, MANY times and it is truly delicious. Smooth, creamy heaven in a mug. You are SO gonna love it.
Here’s the recipe:
- ½ cup strongly brewed coffee
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 2-3 tablespoons pumpkin puree (where to buy)
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup (where to buy)
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- Visit LiveSimply.me for full recipe instructions.
You can easily double this recipe to make two servings. (And I won’t judge if you drink both servings.)
I am so trying this! I bought Starbucks mix for pumpkin spice latte and it is HORRIBLE!! Thanks for this recipe! Pinned
I’ve been looking for a good recipe for pumpkin latte. This one looks very good and easy. I’m going to give it a try.
Christine | No Gojis No Glory says
So the other day, I was all excited for my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season. Got to the front of the line at Starbucks…and they were out! Super disappointed…but I suppose a homemade version is much better anyway. Thanks for the recipe Margaret!
Margaret Anne says
Oh, Christine—the homemade version is SO much better than Starbucks! And it’s way cheaper.
Natasha in Oz says
That sounds delicious. It will be nice to have a touch of Fall during our Down Under Spring!
I’ve just shared your post on Pinterest/Twitter/Facebook. Thanks for linking up to the Say G’day Saturday linky party!
Natasha in Oz
Diane Balch says
You can spend a small fortune at Starbucks buying these. Thanks for your recipe. Pinned. Thanks for bringing it by Weekend Bites.
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner says
Thanks for linking with us at Best of the Weekend – I’ll be featuring your recipe tomorrow night on my blog!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Hope your having a great week Margaret Anne! Your recipe is being featured on @DearCreatives Thanks for sharing it! Hope to see you again soon! Theresa
Maggie | Omnivore's Cookbook says
Very interesting recipe! The Starbucks in Beijing does not pumpkin spice latte, look at what I’ve missed! Adding pumpkin puree is really new to me, but it sounds delicious! Will try out this for this weekend’s afternoon tea!
Oh my goodness, this sounds yummy! I will have to try it. Thank you for sharing it and your marvelous honey wheat buns and granola at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend! ~Deborah
Laura@Baking in Pyjamas says
I love homemade versions of PSL, I like your addition of maple syrup how yummy. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!
Sounds delicious! With the closest Starbucks almost an hour from us this would be the ONLY way I could drink it (not that I’d pay that much for coffee anyway)! Thanks for sharing with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)
I’m so glad I found your blog; it’s like a treasure chest of healthy recipes! Due to inflammation and a severe gluten allergy, I’m turning to a real food diet, and I hit the jackpot here! Can’t wait to make the pumpkin spice latte!
Margaret Anne says
Thanks so much for your sweet comment Patty! I’m so glad you find my blog helpful. By the way, I have a whole category dedicated to gluten free recipes.
I have to admit, I love latte! And this sure seems like a great Fall recipe to try out. I know hubby would love it. Thanks for the recipe and for linking up with Home Matters Linky party!