Thursday, September 6, 2012

Homemade pumpkin spice latte

If this post looks familiar, you are not mistaken! I posted this recipe last fall, but I thought it was a good one to share again, in case you haven't seen it! I love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but sometimes I'm just too lazy to leave my house to get one. This is a yummy homemade solution, and it won't cost nearly as much as the Starbucks version!

The original recipe I posted calls for half and half, but I made it with soy milk today, and it turned out just fine! Not as creamy, of course, but still good enough to satisfy my craving!

You'll need:

2 cups half and half, whole milk, reduced fat milk, or skim milk (I used fat free half and half)
3 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
1-2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-4 shots espresso or very strong coffee (I used decaf espresso)

First, brew your espresso. I don't have a regular coffee maker, so I used an espresso disk for my Tassimo.

While your coffee is brewing, mix your milk, sugar, pumpkin, and  spices in a small saucepan. 

Heat until it's just about to boil, then take it off the heat and add vanilla.

Transfer to a blender or frother and blend until frothy.

Now, combine your milk mixture with your espresso. I didn't measure for this step, I just tasted until I was happy with the result.

Top with extra spices and enjoy!

You'll have enough of the milk mixture to make about 2 small lattes. You can adjust pretty much everything to your taste! I've made this a few times and skipped the blending/frothing part and it's just as good, but I recommend using a sieve to remove all of the larger pieces of pumpkin that would normally get mixed in with your blender.

This recipe was adapted from here.

I really think you will love this recipe! Happy latte making!


  1. Yumm...I can't wait to try this recipe! I LOVE Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

  2. Looks soooo good. Pumpkin spice lattes are my favorite at this time of the year!


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