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.)
Kathleen Ruth says
This is ALMOST the recipe I use. The only difference is I like a sprinkle of black pepper added for a bit of a ‘bite’. Really wakes me up!
Margaret Anne says
Wow, I’ve never heard of adding black pepper before, but I’ll have to give that a go.
MB @ Bourbon and Brown Sugar says
YUM… love the idea of the maple syrup
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
I just made my own pumpkin butter (that is sweetened with maple syrup) It would go perfectly in this latte. Thanks for sharing. My pumpkin butter recipe will be on my site next week!
Margaret Anne says
Great! I’m looking forward to your post!
You do make it sound easy! Now I want one. Thanks so much for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop. Have a great weekend!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
This looks so good! Just pinned it! Thanks for linking it up with us at Foodie Fridays!
Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing this!
Joy @ The Joyful Foodie says
Mmmmm…I love pumkpin spice lattes! Pinning to give this a try.
Trish @TheTrishList says
This looks AMAZING! Can’t wait to try it out this weekend! YUM!
Miz Helen says
A great Latte, wish I had it right now. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
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This looks so good! Thanks for sharing. It’s pinned!
Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness says
YUM! This looks so delicious. I’d so rather make my own than go to Starbuck’s, too! Love it!
Pumpkin spice latte is my all time favorite and I will definitely be using this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy
Lindsay Eidahl says
I love coming up with ways to make your favorite things at home. This looks so good. I found a way to make the Chai Tea Lattes I like so much from Starbucks at home and I am enjoying putting all that money back in my pocket! Thanks for linking up to Show My Saturday!
I love this recipe. Perfect for the season. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Fall into Fall party that opens Tuesday evenings at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com
Carrie This Home says
This looks so yummy! I have some leftover pumpin puree and this would be the perfect way to use it! Pinning this and (if I remember) I’ll be trying it out tomorrow morning!