A delicious blend of milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, coffee and pumpkin spice turn into a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte. These are perfect for when you are craving a PSL and don’t want to leave the house, plus way more inexpensive. These warm fall flavors won’t disappoint. Don’t forget the whipped cream on top!
There are so many reasons to love fall and one of those reasons is a cozy pumpkin spice latte on a crispy fall afternoon with maybe a blueberry muffin or oatmeal cookie to go with it. And the best news? You don’t have to go to Starbuck’s! You can make your own pumpkin latte at home. It’s so easy!
You Will LOVE this Recipe!
- It’s my favorite copycat pumpkin spice latte and you don’t need a fancy coffee machine to make it!
- It’s so much cheaper to make it yourself and – bonus! – that means you don’t have to leave the house.
- This recipe makes two coffee drinks, but you can easily double or triple it to serve more!
I love this pumpkin spice coffee as an afternoon treat or special breakfast coffee for brunch. It’s so good – you’re going to love it!
Notes about the Ingredients
For the coffee, you can use either brewed espresso or just make some extra strong regular coffee with your regular coffee maker.
For the pumpkin, use canned puree and not pie filling. They are both in the baking aisle, so double-check the label – the puree is best for this recipe.
Any kind of milk will do for this recipe – 2%, whole milk, even your favorite nut milk. For an extra special treat make it with half and half!
If you’ve made a batch of my pumpkin pie spice this is a great way to use it. It’s a mix of fall spices and it’s really easy to make your own or you can use the substitution listed in the recipe card notes.
Don’t forget the whipped cream for the topping! I like to garnish it with a sprinkle of the spices just like they do at the coffee shop. You could even add a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra treat!
How to Make it from Scratch
- Heat: Combine the milk, puree, and sugar in a saucepan and heat it over low heat. You don’t want it to boil, just gradually warm the mixture up until it’s hot.
- Whisk: Take the saucepan off the heat and whisk in the spices and coffee.
- Garnish and Serve: Pour it into coffee mugs and top each serving with whipped cream and sprinkle more spices over the top.
It’s so easy to make you can have two hot coffee drinks ready in about ten minutes!
That’s faster than going to the coffee shop and definitely a lot less expensive, too. Your wallet will thank you when you make your own homemade pumpkin spice lattes. I know mine has!
I hope you give this recipe a try next time you have a craving for fall flavors. It’s warming and so delicious! If you want to try some other amazing hot drink recipes be sure to give these other ones a try, too:
More Hot Drinks
- If you’re sipping on your homemade PSL your kiddos won’t feel left out if you make some Pumpkin Hot Chocolate for them!
- Want more latte ideas? My Cinnamon Roll Latte and Caramel Latte are amazing, too!
- For a grown-up hot beverage, you have to try a Hot Buttered Rum – it’s a classic cold-weather drink that will warm you up!
- Or make an Irish Coffee! It’s a spiked coffee drink that’s perfect for sipping on a cold night.
- Give your morning cup of coffee a holiday twist and make my easy Christmas Coffee!
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- 2 c. milk
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
- 2 Tbsp sugar can use more or less depending on how sweet you want it
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice** see notes
- ½ c. strong coffee or espresso
- Whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice for serving
- In a medium saucepan, add milk, pumpkin puree and sugar. Heat on low until hot, but not boiling.
- Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in pumpkin pie spice and coffee.
- Divide the mixture into serving mugs.
- Top with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice, if desired
- **Pumpkin Pie Spice – you can substitute ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon plus ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, if you prefer