Fall Recipes/ Quick & easy

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

This is the best pumpkin spice latte recipe ever! It’s rich, creamy, frothy and aromatic. It’s easy, simple, non-dairy and contains REAL pumpkins! Become your own barista and make your PSL at home! The best way to celebrate fall!

pumpkin spice latte

Hello my beautiful food lovers! This is the first weekend of October, and you all know what does that mean, don’t you? Yes! You guessed it! It’s the beginning of the PUMPKIN SEASON which means that pumpkin mania is in full force! Also mean that we can start enjoying the now-classic fall drink, the obsession of millions, the queen of lattes: The Pumpkin Spice Latte!

I bet you that there’s nothing better than making yourself a hot frothy cup of pumpkin spice latte on a crisp fall morning!

Although I’m a fan of the Summer months, I can not wait until fall hits to enjoy a cup of PSL! I start counting down to get to October 1st. But four years ago I started to notice that dairy make my stomach sick so later on I had a lactose test and knew that I’m lactose intolerant. I used to keep drinking the Starbucks version of PSL anyway until I couldn’t enjoy it anymore. I love this drink so much that I took it upon myself to become my own barista and make it at home. My own version of non-dairy pumpkin spice latte that I can enjoy without any guilt or sickness.

pumpkin spice latte

This drink is cheaper than those coffee shop drinks. You can save money AND enjoy your PSL at home, especially on those lazy days when you don’t feel like getting out of your house to grab a drink from a coffee house, or for those of you who don’t have a place close that serves PSLs.

The ingredients in this recipe are so much better for you than the mysterious, sugar-filled seasonings some cafés use in the drink. I prepare both my pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice at home.

For my homemade version of pumpkin pie spice blend = 4 Tbsp cinnamon + 2.5 Tbsp ginger + 2 tsp cloves + 4 tsp nutmeg + 4 tsp all spice + 1/2 tsp salt

It makes more than what you need for this recipe, so if you were wondering what to do with the rest of the pumpkin pie spice, my friend Erin at My Flourless Kitchen has the answer! She makes these cute pumpkin pie tarts (recipe here) that are just bites of deliciousness. They’re perfect during Fall and around the Holidays. Make sure to check out her recipe! You won’t regret it!

This recipe comes together in under 10 minutes. Start by heating your milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice & vanilla on the stove. You can use any kind of milk; dairy or non-dairy and any kind of sweetener; whether white or brown sugar, honey, maple or stevia! You can tweak this recipe to your liking! Then just before it hits boiling point, take it off  the stove and pour it in a blender (you can also use a hand mixer for this). Be careful when blending hot liquids in a blender, make sure to make a small opening in the blender lid to allow steam to escape.

Prepare the espresso shots or the strong brewed coffee in a mugs then pour the milk mixture on top of it. Now time for whipping cream. Finish it off with whipping heavy cream or coconut cream for a non-dairy option. Don’t forge to sprinkle some pumpkin spice on top of it!

Simple, quick, and no coffee shop lines.

pumpkin spice latte

Tried this recipe? Let me know in the comments below or take a picture and tag it #dateswithlara on instagram! I’d love to see how yours turned out. Cheers my food lovers!
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Pumpkin Spice Latte
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
  1. In a sauce pan, over medium heat, add the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla and keep whisking until it's heated then take off from heat just before boiling.
  2. Pour the milk mixture into a blender, cover, and hold the lid on tightly and blend for 20 seconds, or until frothy. (you can also do this with a hand mixer)
  3. Whip the coconut cream or heavy cream with a stand mixer. Pour the coffee in a mug and add the milk mixture on top. Top it with the whipped cream and sprinkle some pumpkin spice on top. Serve hot immediately .
Recipe Notes
  • You can use your choice of milk, full fat or skimmed, and either dairy or non dairy like almond, rice, coconut milk.
  • You can substitute the sugar with any sweetener of your choice and you can use as much or as little as you want, depends on how sweet you like it to be.
  • Pumpkin pie spice blend: 4 Tbsp cinnamon + 2.5 Tbsp ginger + 2 tsp cloves + 4 tsp nutmeg + 4 tsp all spice + 1/2 tsp salt
  • Multiply the recipe to make more than 1 mug.
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  • Reply
    Erin McLachlan
    November 13, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious! I have always said I was not a huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes but this makes me want to rethink that position! Thanks for posting!

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