Pumpkin Spice Latte: the easy recipe for the ultimate autumn drink

Total time: 10 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
By Cookist
2 cups
Pumpkin puree
2 tbsp
1 to 3 tbsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp
pumpkin pie spice, plus extra
1/2 tsp
hot coffee
1/2 cup
whipped cream for serving

Nothing says fall like a cozy pumpkin spice latte. If you want to learn how to make the best PSL, we have you covered! This easy pumpkin spice latte recipe is perfect for fall and tastes even better than the Starbucks versions.

Full of warming fall spices, a kiss of vanilla, and pumpkin puree, this tasty PSL is the ultimate way to usher in autumn. You can customize your pumpkin spice latte to suit your preferences. Ready to get started and learn how to make the best-ever pumpkin spice latte? Let's dive in!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients

To make the perfect pumpkin spice latte at home, you'll need your preferred type of milk, pumpkin pie spice mix, coffee, vanilla, your favorite sweetener, and of course, pumpkin puree!

Whole milk will give you the best-tasting, more decadent PSL, but skim or plant-based milk are fine as well. We like to use raw sugar to give our pumpkin spice lattes their sweetness, but if you're on a keto diet or watching your sugar intake, sweeteners like erythritol will work, too!

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Latte

You can make a delicious PSL that's even better than Starbucks at home. All you need to do is warm milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar in a saucepan. Don't let the mixture come to a boil, but warm it gently over medium heat. Once it's nice and hot, take the pot off the heat and stir in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and coffee.

Grab two mugs and fill each with the pumpkin spice latte. Top each mug off with a generous helping of whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice, and enjoy with a friend!

Tips for Making the Best PSL

Use any kind of milk you prefer. For a creamier PSL, use whole milk. For dairy-free options, choose your preferred plant-based milk.

Make your pumpkin spice latte frothy by whisking the milk or using an immersion blender to froth it.

If you love pumpkin flavor, add extra pumpkin puree.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Variations

To make your pumpkin spice latte even more delicious, try adding cinnamon, salted caramel, or maple syrup.

You can also add chai spice, a shot of espresso, or pour your PSL over ice to make an iced pumpkin spice latte.

Swap out the coffee for hot cocoa mix to make a pumpkin spice hot cocoa.

If you don't want to use pumpkin puree, you can add more pumpkin spice mix to get that same delicious flavor.

Can You Store Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Homemade pumpkin spice lattes will last 2 to 3 days in the fridge. For best results, leave off the whipped cream until you're ready to enjoy your PSL.

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Pour milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar into a saucepan. Warm over medium heat, but don't let the mixture come to a boil.

Take the pot off the heat and stir in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and coffee.

Pour into two mugs, garnish with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice, and enjoy.

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