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
- 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
- Add the vanilla and the sugar to the hot coffee and stir to combine.
- Whisk together the pumpkin, milk and spices until well-combined, then pour into the coffee and stir everything together.
- Use an aerolatte milk frother to make the whole thing frothy, then enjoy!
Serving size: 1
DeanaNovember 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 FiascoNovember 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!
AmeliaNovember 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!
AmeliaNovember 6, 2011 at 8:13 am
I hope we can also come up with the eggnog and peppermint versions – then we’ll be set!
JenniferOctober 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.
AmeliaOctober 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm
Thanks for noticing that, Jennifer – I apologize. It’s fixed now!
Crystal @ Simply Playful FareOctober 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. 🙂