The BEST Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe - There is nothing that screams fall more than a warm, comforting Pumpkin Spice Latte. Skip the lines at your local coffee shop and make this delicious Starbucks pumpkin spice latte copycat recipe. It can even be made low carb, paleo, and dairy free.
Ingredients in a pumpkin spice latte
- Pumpkin Puree - For this recipe, I used pumpkin puree. This is not to be confused with pumpkin pie filling. The only ingredient in canned pumpkin puree should be pumpkin. Have some leftover pumpkin puree? Try this Chocolate Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe.
- Whole Milk - I used whole milk to give this a rich, creamy texture. But you can use any type of milk you prefer. For a dairy free version, use your favorite milk alternative.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice - I used a homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe. It is made with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. You can also use a store-bought version. Try these delicious gluten free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.
- Maple Syrup - To sweeten this pumpkin spice latte recipe, I used maple syrup. But you can also use regular sugar, brown sugar, or even coconut sugar.
Step By Step Instructions
How to make the best pumpkin spice latte recipe
STEP 1: Combine the pumpkin puree, milk, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
STEP 2: Whisk until all ingredients are well incorporated. Bring to a boil and then remove from the heat.
STEP 3: Divide the mixture evenly between two coffee mugs.
STEP 4: Pour 4 espresso shots and add 2 to each mug. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
Recipe Tips and Variations
- Make it paleo - To make this a paleo pumpkin spice latte recipe, simply use coconut milk in place of the whole milk, use grade B maple syrup or coconut sugar for the sweetener and use a full-fat coconut to make homemade whipped cream.
- Make it low carb - To make this a low carb pumpkin spice latte recipe, use coconut milk or almond milk in place of the whole milk and use brown sugar monkfruit or sugar free maple syrup for the sweetener. You can also make a homemade low carb whipped cream.
- Make it dairy free - To make this a dairy free pumpkin spice latte recipe, swap out the whole milk for coconut milk or almond milk.
- Use caramel extract - Add a rich caramel flavor to this drink by using caramel extract in place of the vanilla extract. Alternatively, you can skip the sweetener and use this sugar-free caramel simple syrup. (code peace for 20% off)
- Sweetener suggestions - For sweetener, you can use the maple syrup, or you can also use brown sugar, coconut sugar, or the natural sweetener of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make this a low carb pumpkin spice latte, use coconut milk or almond milk in place of the whole milk and use brown sugar monkfruit or sugar free maple syrup for the sweetener. You can also make a homemade low carb whipped cream.
No! The only ingredient in pumpkin puree should be pumpkin. Pumpkin pie filling has spices and sweeteners added, in addition to the pumpkin.
Pumpkin pie spice is made of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger.