Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte




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Make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte at home, with or without an espresso maker!
Using real pumpkin puree makes this SOOOOO much better than Starbuck's pumpkin spice latte - and making it at home makes it so much more affordable too! You can make it sugar-free, dairy-free, whatever you like! I would drink this every day - but probably skip the whipped cream (well, maybe every other day. . .).

Step 1: Ingredients

Of course you can make this recipe with pre-made Pumpkin Spice Syrup, but I don't know where to buy that, and I'm pretty sure it's not available all year 'round anyway. So I substituted actual canned pumpkin. If you can only find pumpkin pie filling, you can use that too! Just cut out the extra sugar and spices.

1 cup milk
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon sugar or sugar substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 shots espresso (or really strong coffee if you don't have access to an espresso maker - which I don't)

Step 2: Brew Some High-octane Coffee

If you have an espresso maker, you'll do this step last. But if you don't, you'll want to get your coffee brewing now.
I made my coffee triple strength!

To learn about how to make perfect espresso, check out this great Instructable, Espresso Coffee.

Step 3: Prepare Milk Solution

Now is time to prepare your coffee's milk bath.

If you have a steam wand on your espresso maker, completely combine milk, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla and spice, and froth it up. Once you've achieve a nice head, sink the wand in to heat the milk. Make sure you clean your steam wand immediately!

Step 4: Assemble

If you don't have access to a frother, combine the milk, pumpkin and sugar in a bowl and microwave for approximately one to two minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

After your milk is heated, add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Give it a good whirl with a frother or immersion blender.

Gently add your coffee or espresso to the milk.

Step 5: Decorate

Dress your pumpkin spice latte with some freshly whipped cream, a cinnamon stick, and some fresh shaved nutmeg, and you've just shown Starbucks where to stick it!

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19 Discussions


6 years ago on Introduction

Kinda going on a pumpkin-binge...this looks INCREDIBLE!


7 years ago on Introduction

Gah... I never get any of these ingredients (the [pumpkin stuff) where i live. :'( It looks so yummy too....


7 years ago on Step 5

Woman, you're killing me here!!!

That sounds so good but I don't have all the ingredients to make it...AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

I have made some of the stuff you have written about & OMG!! to die for!!

TY for sharing, I for one, really appreciate it. :)

don't think I've ever been so spoiled as I am with the stuff you have written about.
TY Ma'am. :)

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7 years ago on Introduction

I don't have the tools to make steamed milk or froth, so mine is more of a café au lait. I doubled the strong coffee because I NEEEEEDED it today. The flavor is wonderful.


And yet another Great Ible from Schoochmaroo, great job, i hope to try this one day, sounds and looks delicious!


7 years ago on Introduction

I think that you have just opened up the door to an experimental coffee laboratory for me!


7 years ago on Introduction

This looks tasty, though if I made it here, I'd have to find a substitute for pumpkin pie spice. We don't keep it in the house because the boyfriend is sadly allergic to cinnamon and mildly irritated by cloves. Any suggestions?

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He has no problems with nutmeg at all, it's just the cinnamon will cause anaphylaxis, and the clove makes him itch.


7 years ago on Introduction

A different kind of comment... I used to watch them milk cows at Stornetta's when I was a wee lad... This looks very yummy too! :)


7 years ago on Introduction

And using real pumpkin adds a big boost of nutritional value to this. Pumpkin is full of b vitamins- and you get a little extra fiber!!

I'm not lucky enough to have an espresso maker, therefore I will be making extra strong coffee. My question is: how many ounces would you say 2 shots is? Would you use a shot glass, or more precise than that.

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Oh wow! Going to the store TODAY and make this tonite! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Thanks for sharing!