Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

    pumpkin spice latte in a cup

    Fall lovers might find themselves rejoicing over the fact that their favorite seasonal beverage will be back in coffee shops soon. The beloved pumpkin spice latte, however, can be made just as easily at home.

    To make a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte recipe, affectionately known as a PSL, you’ll only need a handful of ingredients, including pumpkin purée. Make your own purée or use store-bought purée; either option will work just fine for this homemade pumpkin spice latte.

    Aside from the pumpkin that’s added to the beverage, you also get delicious seasonal flavor from the pumpkin pie spice that’s added. Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of fall spices, including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. The single spice form makes this recipe even easier to whip up with little fuss and few ingredients.

    Of course, to make this pumpkin spice latte a true latte, you’ll need some freshly brewed coffee. The bonus of making your latte at home is you can determine how strong your coffee is. Use a rich, dark roast blend or make your drink decaf.

    For the most authentic pumpkin spice flavor, we recommend using dairy milk. You can use whole or 2%, but just note that if you decide to go for a non-dairy option such as almond milk or pea milk, this may affect the flavor of your latte.

    If you end up with any leftover pumpkin spice milk, you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.


    Cook time: 5 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Idle time:


    1. Add the milk, pumpkin purée, sugar, and spice to a saucepan. Whisk everything together to combine, then warm the mixture over medium-low heat. Do not let the mixture boil; once the milk is hot and steam is rising from the saucepan, take the saucepan off the heat.
    2. Taste test the mixture for sweetness. If you want it sweeter, add a little more sugar and whisk to combine. Whisk in the vanilla extract.
    3. Pour half a cup of brewed coffee into a mug, then top with about half a cup of the pumpkin milk mixture. If you have a handheld frother, you can use that to froth your milk. Otherwise, simply top with whipped cream.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.