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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

This easy pumpkin spice latte recipe hits all the cozy vibe notes! Flavored with brown sugar and autumn spices, it’s perfect topped with a generous serving of whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

Homemade pumpkin spice latte in a glass mug with whipped cream and cinnamon

A cup of coffee, homemade, that comes to you dark as a hazel-eye, but changes to a golden bronze as you temper it with cream…such a cup of coffee is a match for twenty blue devils and will exorcise them all.” – H. W. Beecher

If you’re craving a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte but don’t want to trek to the nearest location, this homemade version is here to give you your fix. I created this recipe back in 2006 when I was still in graduate school and Starbucks was a constant, if expensive, companion. Many um, ahem, years later this is still one of my favorite Autumn beverages.

Flavored with fresh nutmeg, ground cloves, and brown sugar, this easy coffee recipe is cozy, and perfect in a big mug topped with a tall swath of whipped cream. I like to sprinkle extra ground cinnamon or nutmeg on top and maybe add a cinnamon stick for garnish and extra flavor. It makes a handy stirring stick too!

This is not a “true latte” in that I don’t use espresso. I couldn’t afford an espresso machine in grad school and I still don’t have one to this day. So, if you’re looking for a drink that is “technically” a latte this is not the recipe for you. But if you’re just looking for a tasty homemade pumpkin spice latte, definitely give this drink a try! You might also like my Gingerbread Latte recipe while you’re at it. 🙂

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

This easy pumpkin spice latte recipe hits all the cozy vibe notes! Flavored with brown sugar and autumn spices, it’s perfect topped with a generous serving of whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

  • Author: Rustic Family Recipes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 level tablespoon canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar (packed and leveled)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coffee (brewed using 2 tbs per 1 cup of water)
  • 4 tablespoons half-and-half
  • Sugar to taste
  • Whipped cream

Instructions

Begin brewing coffee.

Make the pumpkin spice milk mixture. In a blender puree the milk, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar and vanilla. Pour into a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the milk is warm and begins to froth slightly. (About 4-5 minutes.) Remove from heat.

For each serving: Pour 1/2 cup of the pumpkin mixture into your coffee mug. Add 2 generous tablespoons of half-and-half. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, then add 1 cup of brewed coffee. Top it off with a touch more ‘pumpkin milk,’ add sugar to taste, then cover with whipped cream and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon. 

Notes

TIP: You can also make a bigger batch of the pumpkin mixture in the blender and store it in the fridge for a couple days. Easy pumpkin spice latte in the mornings!

Keywords: spicy pumpkin latte, starbucks fall drink, pumpkin spice coffee

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