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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

pumpkin spice latte recipe

Even on semi-cool mornings during the fall, I wake up craving a Starbucks holiday drink.  The eggnog latte is my favorite, but I would also never turn down a pumpkin spice or gingerbread latte, nor a peppermint mocha.  Mmmm.

Unfortunately, the calories and cost of these drinks take a hefty toll on both the wallet and the waistline. So this season, I’ve decided to make my own versions at home.  This morning was my first attempt at a pumpkin spice latte, and if I do say so myself, it was GOOD.  It was also easy (no fancy equipment needed),  lower in calories & sugar, and made with real pumpkin, not a fake flavored syrup. Here’s how you can do it too.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
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  • 1 pinch Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Canned Pumpkin
  • ½ cup 1% Milk
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 6-8 ounces hot brewed coffee
  1. Add the vanilla and the sugar to the hot coffee and stir to combine.
  2. Whisk together the pumpkin, milk and spices until well-combined, then pour into the coffee and stir everything together.
  3. Use an aerolatte milk frother to make the whole thing frothy, then enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1

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  • Deana
    November 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Great idea! Now I just need to find myself a red paper cup to drink it from 😉

  • Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco
    November 6, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Don’t you just love this time of year? I mean, it’s full of pumpkin spice lattes. But now that you’ve made them at home, we can all enjoy them all year round. Thank you! Rejoice!

  • Amelia
    November 6, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Sounds like it’s time to head to one of those ceramic painting places — you can make your own reusable mug — haha!

  • Amelia
    November 6, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I hope we can also come up with the eggnog and peppermint versions – then we’ll be set!

  • Jennifer
    October 10, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    The instructions for the pumpkin spice latte seem to be for pancakes and not a latte. Will you please review and correct? Thank you.

  • Amelia
    October 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks for noticing that, Jennifer – I apologize. It’s fixed now!

  • Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare
    October 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    This looks awesome! I’ve got to get a milk frother. I love lattes, and it would be so great to make them at home. 🙂

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