Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my favorite. I wait every fall for them to come out at Starbuck and I love them most when the weather starts to turn – really turn – into fall. Those mornings when there’s frost on the grass and the first day you have to turn the heat on after spending a few days with the windows open.

I don’t care if it’s “Basic” to like them. I like what I like and I’m not overly concerned about buzz words defining who I am.

Costly habits

However, I think we can all agree that a Starbucks habit can get expensive, fast. If I put the same amount of money I spend on coffee into a jar, we could probably go on a pretty fancy vacation each year.

But it’s really difficult for me to turn down the warm, perfectly-flavored, fall tasting coffee…until now.

pumpkin spice latte - The Everyday Mom Life

pumpkin spice latte - The Everyday Mom Life

pumpkin spice latte - The Everyday Mom Life

Better than Starbucks and perfect for a crowd? 

Last week I decided to make Pumpkin Spice Lattes at home and after just three recipe combinations, I found the perfect recipe that might be even better than Starbucks.

And, possibly the best parts? You can use it with regular coffee since I know most of us don’t have an espresso machine, and this recipe makes enough to serve a group. It’s perfect for Halloween parties with parents and entertaining with desserts and coffee.

Easy to make too!

This homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte is creamy, smooth and with a flavor that allows you to enjoy both the fall spices and the coffee.

It’s really easy to make too. It’s actually so easy to make that I wonder why I haven’t tired to make it before. You don’t need very many ingredients and you probably have a few of them at home right now considering its fall.

The spice will start to settle as you let it sit (as it did while I photographed it) but it doesn’t seem to impact the flavor. 🙂  Also, I wouldn’t save the pumpkin spice mixture since it’s made with dairy and I don’t know how long it will keep. Drink it fresh right away!

Happy eating, friends! Try this with our Pumpkin Cupcakes or Caramel Apple Handpies.

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pumpkin spice latte - The Everyday Mom Life

pumpkin spice latte - The Everyday Mom Life

Pumpkin Spice Latte

These homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes are the perfect way to celebrate fall and you don't need a fancy coffee machine to make them. You can also make enough for a crowd.
5 from 32 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade pumkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice latte
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Rachel Quenzer


  • 1 cup whole milk You can use skim or whatever milk substitute you're used to.)
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 Tbsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Mix together milk and sweetened condensed milk over medium heat.
  • Add in pumpkin, pumpkin spices and vanilla.
  • Whisk continuously until it starts to froth.
  • Make a cup of coffee. Make it in a cup that will allow plenty of room for the pumpkin spice mixture. (If you're making a pot then make it ahead of time.)
  • Pour about 3-4 Tbsp. of the milk and pumpkin mix into your coffee. Taste to make sure that's the right mix for you. Enjoy!



  1. 5 stars
    Pumpkin Spice Lattes are a huge favorite during the fall. I love that I can now make it myself at home. I need to grab all the ingredients and make it soon. Looks so delicious!

  2. I love that your recipe uses regular coffee! We’ve never gotten an espresso machine and it’s nice to know you can recreate those delicious cafe drinks at home.

  3. Yum! That looks delicious. I need to share this with my daughter. Her favorite time of the year is fall for all of the Pumpkin Spice recipes.

  4. 5 stars
    Yes! This looks so good. Every year, I miss out on the pumpkin spice latte craze because I refuse to pay a small fortune for one at Starbucks. I can’t wait to make this.

  5. Yummy! I’ve never made these types of drinks at home and I have no idea why. This sounds absolutely delicious. I love pumpkin spice lattes, especially when substituting almond milk for cow’s milk.

  6. Um YES?? You just made my day!!! I’m definitely going to try this recipe, it looks so fresh and good. And, probably costs half as much as buying at a coffee shop!

  7. 5 stars
    Nothing beats homemade! Although I am not a big fan of pumpkin spice, this latte recipe of yours looks so good I will just have to try it.

  8. Um… yes please! I love that you included sweetened condensed milk! It sounds so rich and delicious. Can’t wait to try it! I’m dairy free currently, but I bet it would be really good with coconut milk and sweetened condensed coconut milk.

  9. YUM! I drank my very first authentic version of the season just this last week. I’ve been making better meal choices and consequently also cut out stops for coffee. I’ll have to make this at home!

  10. 5 stars
    I love going to Starbucks but don’t because it can get expensive really quick. Especially if your daughter loves it as much as you! I love how easy this recipe is to make.

  11. I’m not typically a pumpkin spice fan, but I have discovered that I definitely prefer homemade over storebought. I am having company over for the weekend and was looking for a great morning drink for them and I think I just found it. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  12. That looks so amazing. I don’t usually drink stuff like this, but this makes me want to at least give it a try. It sure does sound yummy.

  13. 5 stars
    I just started drinking coffee last winter and haven’t tried a Pumpkin Spice Latte yet. This sounds perfect for me to get the taste while saving some money.

  14. 5 stars
    I can almost taste and smell those delicious pumpkin spice lattes! You’re absolutely right about the high cost of a Starbucks habit. But now with your recipe, we can all make this popular drink at home!

  15. My daughter was asking last week if I’d buy her a PSL at Starbucks. I told her that was what her allowance was for. I should totally make this for her. I’m pretty sure I’d win a parenting award! 🙂

  16. This looks delicious and definitely better than my Starbucks addiction because I don’t even have to leave the house! Can’t wait to try give this a try!

  17. I had my first pumpkin spice latte last year this time. It is Spring here now so not really the right season but we do have Starbucks here now so I got to try it out. Was pretty yummy.


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