The Pumpkin Spice Latte is an autumn favorite that warms both body and soul. While coffee shops offer their versions, there's an unparalleled satisfaction in crafting your own at home, allowing you to tailor every element to your liking.
Our recipe for the Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte encapsulates the essence of autumn, delivering a rich, creamy delight that captures the very essence of the season.
– 1 cup milk (whole milk, skim, almond, or any other milk of your choice) – 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree – 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (adjust to taste) – 1 tablespoon vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend
– 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee or 1-2 shots of espresso – Whipped cream (optional) – Ground cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish (optional)
Prepare the Pumpkin Mixture:In a small saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is hot and steamy. Do not let it boil. Add Flavorings:Remove the saucepan from the
heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice. Brew the Coffee or Espresso:Brew a strong cup of coffee or prepare 1-2 shots of espresso. Combine the Coffee and Pumpkin Mixture:Pour the brewed coffee or espresso into a mug.
Add the Pumpkin Milk:Pour the pumpkinmilk mixture over the coffee, using a spoon to hold back the foam if desired. Optional Toppings:Top with whipped cream if you'd like and sprinkle with ground cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor and presentation.
Serve and Enjoy:Give it a gentle stir to combine the flavors. Serve hot and enjoy your homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte!