Better than the coffee shop, you can whip up this latte in a few minutes!
I can honestly say that the ending of summer is one of the saddest times for me. But something that snaps me out of it really quickly is making one of my amazing pumpkin spice lattes!
If you are a fan, you will LOVE this EASY to make latte at home.
If you want to save time in the morning, you can make this in batches. Make it in a big pitcher (leave ice out) and whisk it really well right before serving. You will have a ready to go, better than the coffee house latte at home!
You will (or won’t) need:
Pumpkin – this recipe uses fresh pumpkin puree from a can. If you don’t have this, you can leave it out… I would up the pumpkin pie spice by about 1/2 to 1 teaspoons, to increase the pumpkin flavor. The canned pumpkin is not 100% necessary, but it does make the latte more creamy!
Milk frother – not necessary, but it’s fun to use one of these. I never had one, and recently bought one from Target for about $5. It’s fun to use, and makes the latte frothy, and it helps to incorporate the pumpkin. If you don’t have one, just use a jar with a lid (mason jar is my favorite – tested zero lead!) and shake shake shake! You will achieve the same results as using a frother.
Cashew milk – you really can use any milk. But for you dairy free folks, I find cashew milk results in the most creamy, velvety latte! I love Elmhurst, they only use TWO ingredients, and don’t use those tummy disrupting gums, and thickeners. You can use any milk, however, coconut milk might detract a little bit from the pumpkin flavor.
Maple syrup – the perfect sweetener! I love maple syrup for lattes, it has a certain deep quality that melds perfectly with coffee. You could use coconut sugar, however, it won’t mix as easily. I choose to use honey sparingly, as it is very high in fructose, which is tough on the liver. While maple syrup has fructose, its about 4%, compared to honey which is about 40%!
Pumpkin pie spice – sure, go ahead and buy the pie spice mix from the store in the spice isle, but beware! It won’t be as good as the stuff you make from scratch! Pumpkin pie spice doesn’t get purchased as fast as the other spices, increasing the chances that it will be old, bland and stale tasting. Besides, it’s more fun to make it at home, and it’s easy! You can adjust the ratios of the spices to your liking. See my recipe below!
The Coffee – the most important part! I like a really strong coffe to use in a latte. This makes sure it won’t get too diluted by the milk. How do you brew your coffee? Have you ever heard of a french press, or pour over coffee? Check out my recipe here.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
If you love pumpkin, this latte recipe is just what you need! Perfectly tasty with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, sweetened with maple syrup it is better than anything you could buy!
For the pumpkin pie spice
For the latte
Make the pumpkin pie spice
A jar with a tight fitting lid will help your pumpkin pie spice to stay fresh longer!
- Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
- Shake until combined.
Make the pumpkin spice latte
You can make this latte hot, simply add all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat just until simmering. Use a frother to get the latte foam on top!
- Pour coffee into your cup.
- Add all of the ingredients, except for the milk.
- Use frother to combine, or shake in a jar.
- Add milk, and use frother (or shake in jar) to get a nice foam on top.
- Add ice.