Do you want a Starbucks-like experience without going out? Make this easy homemade pumpkin spice latte instead. All your favorite flavors in the comfort of your home. Sounds like the perfect combination to me!
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I love Fall! Warm days that remind you of Summer, and crisp, cool nights that are just made for sleeping. And when people think of Fall, pumpkin recipes always come to mind. Today I am sharing one of my favorite copycat recipes that you can make at home.
Common Questions About Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Here are some things you may ask yourself before making this recipe:
Is a homemade pumpkin spice latte healthy?
Drinking these drinks on occasion is fine, but they aren’t recommended for daily consumption if you’re trying to maintain good health.
What kind of coffee is in a pumpkin spice latte?
Most commonly, you will find espresso in one of these drinks. As I share below, espresso powder is the perfect substitution if you don’t have your own espresso machine. And, let’s face it, much more cost effective.
What is the best milk to use in a homemade pumpkin spice latte?
As a rule of thumb, we always recommend whole milk first. However, you can substitute any milk that you want. Almond milk is a popular non-dairy choice for this drink, as it is smoother and thicker.
Does frothing milk make it sweeter?
Although milk isn’t actually sweeter when heated, its sweetness is perceived to be sweeter as it gets hotter. If you like the frothy milk, you can get a handheld milk frother so you can make it at home.
What You Need To Know To Make A Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Necessary Kitchen Equipment:
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients:
- 2 cups of milk (dairy or non-dairy). If you are using regular milk, whole milk is ideal.
- ¼ cup of concentrated coffee (or 2 shots of espresso). I highly recommend this espresso blend.
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree. If you prefer to use fresh pumpkin, check out this recipe for homemade pumpkin puree.
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract. Don’t want to use artificial vanilla extract? No worries, there are plenty of homemade vanilla recipes out there.
- ½ tsp of homemade pumpkin pie spice. If you are in a hurry, you can certainly use store-bought, but I don’t think it has the flavor of homemade.
- Whipped cream topping. Lady & The Blog has the perfect recipe for homemade whipped cream.
Directions To Make The Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
In a small/medium pot, add the milk, pumpkin puree and sugar. Mix and heat on the stove.
Important Tip: Remove right BEFORE it starts boiling. You’ll start to see the steam coming off the milk so you know it is time. If you aren’t quick enough, it will boil over and make a huge mess!
Add the vanilla extract and the pumpkin pie spice. Whisk until well combined.
Pour the milk in a glass or mug and pour the coffee on top.
Top your homemade pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream and sprinkle more pumpkin pie spice to finish off the drink.
Grab a book, a tasty treat, and enjoy your drink!
Recipes To Enjoy With Your Pumpkin Spice Latte
Here are a few sweet treats you can enjoy with your drink!
I hope that you see how easy it is to make a homemade pumpkin spice latte to enjoy in the comfort of your home. A few simple ingredients combine for the perfect Fall treat. Well, actually, you can make it any time!