A flat-lay image of a cup of pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream kept atop a white towel on a yellow table
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Delicious Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Savor the warm spices of your favorite fall beverage by making it in the comfort of your home!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin spice latte, fall beverage
Appliance: Blender, Stove, Immersion blender
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 2 tbsp pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee decoction
  • sweetened whipped cream


  • To make pumpkin spice latte, combine pumpkin puree, milk, vanilla extract, and pumpkin spice in a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Use a plastic wrap to cover the bowl. 
  • Microwave the bowl till the milk becomes hot. Once done, whisk the mixture vigorously until the milk becomes foamy. This should ideally not take more than 30 seconds to a minute. 
  • Now, in a large cup combine the foamed pumpkin spice milk and espresso or coffee. Top the latte with whipped cream and sprinkle some pumpkin pie spice as garnish. 
  • Another alternate and perhaps an even easier way to make this beverage would be to combine all the aforementioned ingredients in a blender and blend it until the resultant consistency is smooth and creamy. Once done, taste and adjust the seasonings as required. Your pumpkin spice latte is ready to be poured into a mug. You can either have it cold by adding ice cubes or heat it over the stove and have it warm.
    Two cups of pumpkin spice latte with cinnamon and star anise and pumpkins kept beside them atop a white table
  • You can add spices like nutmeg, cardamom or cinnamon powder to the latte if you prefer. 


You are likely to get a slightly grainy texture if you allow the drink to rest for too long. Keep that in mind when you make this drink at home. For a caffeine-free drink, skip the coffee and add more almond or coconut milk instead. Adjust the sweetness and spices as and how you prefer. If you make use of granulated sweetener such as coconut sugar, you will have to ensure that it properly dissolves before serving.