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Pumpkin Spice Lattes with Video

Recipe By Tessa Arias
October 2nd, 2013

In this step-by-step video I show you how easy it is to make homemade pumpkin spice lattes!

Yield: 2 large lattes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Coffee + pumpkin + spices just tastes like you’re drinking the goodness of fall.
Texture: The latte is creamy while the whipped cream on top is like a cloud.
Ease: Very easy!
Appearance: Who wouldn’t want to take a sip?
Pros: Wonderful homemade version of a favorite fall treat. No getting dressed or standing in line or paying a small fortune.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? I’ve already made this a few times.

Video: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes from

It’s crazy how the first sales of Pumpkin Spice Lattes at coffee shops every year have become the indication of the start of fall, perhaps just as much as cooler weather or changing leaves. Living in Arizona, we don’t get a fall. I have to rely on Autumn-themed candles and recipes to get myself into the season and this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Lattes is no different. It just makes you feel like fall in the best possible way. I couldn’t believe how easy it is to make these babies at home. I mean, you don’t even have to get dressed or wait in line to indulge in a steaming cup of pumpkin and coffee goodness. You can make this recipe with any kind of milk, that means any percentage of fat or even non-dairy milk and it will still be delicious. If you’re diet-conscious, skip the whipped cream and lower the sugar or swap it out with a sweetener of your choice. You’re going to love making Pumpkin Spice Lattes at home!



How to make
Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Yield: 2 large lattes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
In this step-by-step video I show you how easy it is to make homemade pumpkin spice lattes!


  • 1 1/2 cups milk (any percentage dairy milk or any non-dairy milk)
  • 4 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot brewed strong coffee or espresso
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the milk, pumpkin, sugar, spice, and vanilla over medium-high heat. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Whisk vigorously until it starts to froth, about 1 minute. For a more frothy consistency, use an immersion blender or electric mixer to beat the milk mixture until the desired frothy consistency. Divide the milk mixture between two large mugs.
  2. Slowly pour about 1/2 cup coffee into each mug. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Serve.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Gaby — October 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    This is the perfect drink for fall and I could drink them all day long!!

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    Donna — October 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Can’t wait to try these! I think it would be wonderful to make these at home in my pj’s instead of going out to get one. YAY! 🙂

  3. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — October 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Wish I were sipping on one right now! Can’t wait to make one!

  4. #
    Holly — October 3, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Umm! My all time favorite coffee drink! Do you think I can make a larger amount ahead of time, keep in the refrigerator and just steam prior to drinking with espresso?

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    Nathalie — October 5, 2013 at 3:50 am

    First time I ever heard of such a drink. Tried it and it was amazing!
    Probably the best latte I’ve ever had.

  6. #
    Jahsiland Hampton — October 10, 2013 at 12:03 am

    can i request that you make a tutorial on roasting your own pumpkin. i cant have the preservatives used in canned pumpkin puree

  7. #
    Amylia Hillary — November 5, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Fantastic. Sipping on one now. YUM!

  8. #
    Fran — August 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I’m heading to the kitchen now to make one. This are my all time favorite. And I don’t mind that it’s still summer. Thanks so much for this recipe. Tired of paying over $3 for one at McDonalds.

    • #
      Tessa — August 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Woohoo! Pumpkin definitely tastes good all year long.

  9. #
    Mary — September 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    What is pumpkin pie spice? Can I use cloves/cinnamon/nutmeg instead?

    • #
      Tessa — September 14, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Of course! Just google the pumpkin pie spice equivalent of the individual spice amounts.

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