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.
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.
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
- 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!
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!
Pumpkin either love it or hate it. I happen to love pumpkin. Looks really good
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.
Warm spiced drinks … So perfect for this cold weather…
This looks like a fun beverage to try. I do like pumpkin quite a bit. I love that this is easy to make and I don’t have to spend a mint buying it!
Oh wow! This looks better than the famous Starbucks one! I think you have captured what makes drinks so appealing, a beautiful color, pretty glass and it looks delicious.
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.
mmm this looks absolutely delicious! it’s so cold outside – perfect weather for this!
Woo hoo! Now I don’t have to give Starbucks an obscene amount of money for a pumpkin spice latte and saying my name wrong. LOVE it!
I have recently learned how useful pumpkin spice can be. It is not Halloween or fall until the pumpkin spice latte comes out every year.
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.
Pumkin sppice is a great way to enjoy the coffee. I have to try your recipe before thfall is over.
You had me at pumpkin spice! Now I don’t have to spend a small fortune at Starbucks!
Isn’t it always so much better nice, fresh, and real at home!?
I love all things fall too! I agree that Starbucks is expensive! What a great idea to make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte!
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.
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!
I do love my pumpkin stuff! This looks like such a delicious drink. I’ll have to make it one day to get my pumpkin fix in.
I love a good homemade latte! I would probably nix the whipped cream on mine
I could definitely go for a treat like this. We’ve been craving pumpkin spice lately and this would really hit the spot.
It is finally cool enough to enjoy a warm latte. Of course my fav is pumpkin spice in the fall (isn’t it everyones?)! This looks so creamy.
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.
I love how you have so successfully replicated this at home and how easy it looks to make. The recipe looks really simple to follow, only takes 7 minutes and it looks so good when you’ve finished. A great thing to offer guests as well.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are one of those comforting seasonal treats we look forward to enjoying during the fall months. I could go for one right now!
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.
My daughter has been spending $5+ on lattes at Starbucks. Showing this to her so she can save some money!
This recipe looks so divine! I would love to sip on one about now!!
Now this sounds like a great recipe. I love recipes that are pumpkin flavored. I would love to give this a try now.
I love a good pumpkin spice latte. This recipe looks easy to make so I’m going to try making it. Thanks for the recipe!
This looks amazing and a much better option than buying at a coffee shop. Buying lattes everyday can definitely add up!
This looks like a gorgeous drink! I hate to admit that I have never even tasted a pumpkin spice latte, lol.
Ummmm look so delicious thanks for sharing this i will make it some of this day .pretty nice presentation love it .
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!
I love pumpkin spice latte. And this one looks even better than Starbucks! I will try your recipe very soon!
I can’t wait to give this a try! Looks really comforting for fall!
This looks really amazing! Perfect fall treat!
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.
Oh I’m gonna be making this one, it’s one of my favorite. It’s that time of the year for some pumpkin drink.
I am all about the pumpkin right now. This coffee would go great with my homemade pumpkin spice coffee syrup.
My daughter who love anything with pumpkin would like this for sure. I will have to follow your recipe and try making it.
Tis the season that the air breeze smells pumpkin and cinnamon and I love it! This latte look so tasty I bet it smells good too. it makes me want to have it now.
This sounds incredible! – and SO easy! I LOVE Starbucks PSL, but they are SO pricey that I usually only treat myself to one per season. Will have to give this a try!
I would love to try out your recipe. I love my lattes; especially when they are homemade.
Well these look AMAZING! Look at that whip!
I love being able to make fancy drinks at home! These PSL look sooooo good!!
Wow this looks and sounds amazing! I’d love to give this a try. I may get my hubby to whip us up some!
I am making this next time I need a treat.
I don’t drink coffee but the pumpkin spice creamer sounds so good! Maybe I could put this in some white hot chocolate?
I am so making this! We spend way too much on coffee shops and this is the perfect solution.
Thank you so much for sharing this. This is exactly what I was lookin for. I am all about making things at home instead of spending money. Great post!
This is certainly the perfect drink for fall. I love a good latte and this one looks delicious.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are one of my favorite Fall drinks too! Having this recipe on hand will come in handy for when I can’t make it to Starbucks.
I could go for this right now. I’m down with a sinus infection and this would taste so good. It looks delicious.
It looks delicious, I’ll have to give it a try
This would be such a fun one to surprise the family with one morning. We all love those flavors!
im always a huge fan of this and trying to make a version of this in my home. cant wait to try this!
I will take two please. I have not had my pumpkin coffee for the season yet.
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! 🙂
Pimpkin lattes are my favs. this time of year. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
I love pumpkin spice lattes but hate paying for them. I need to try making this one at home.
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.
Skip the coffee line this fall because I’m going to make this super simple latte recipe right at home.
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.
I love Pumpkin Spice lattes so much! I think these look amazing!! I could go for one about now!
It’s about time I made myself a homemade pumpkin spice latte. Sounds so delicious!
I’m not a coffee fan, but I can make this with just a couple of spoonfuls of coffee and still have a remarkable treat. Loving the sweetened condensed milk in there.
The best part of fall is a pumpkin spice latte! I love to make them at home too. This recipe is delicious.
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!
This is one of my favorites! This Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe looks really tasty and I’m sure my family will love this like me.
This is absolutely gorgeous. Makes my latte cells to wake up and crave for it. I bet this tastes great!
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! 🙂
This latte looks so inviting! I love Fall for this! I will make it today!
I actually have a coffee cafe set up in my kitchen so we save money. These lattes turned out great though. I’ll have to give your recipe a go.
This is such an amazing fall treat!
Oh my! Those look so good. I love a good pumpkin spice latte, but I have never tried preparing one here at home. Thanks for the recipe!
Wooo saving money on those PSLs! Those cups are so precious!
Ooh, these look so decadent. I LOVE your photography!
THis is so yummy. I’m not one for pumpkin but I would give this a try.
I’m not a fan of the pumpkin craze, but apple now that I would love. They look beautiful though.
This looks sooo yummy! Going to add this to my receipt list of things to make this season.
Ooh YUM! I am a HUGE #psl fan, and this recipe looks soooo easy to make!
This sounds like the perfect fall latte. I have actually never had a pumpkin spice latte, and it would be fun to make one!
Looks like a great recipe for a latte!
Ooooooooh yum. Now you can make the infamous pumpkin spice latte at home!?!? Nice!!
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!
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.
Yummy! I love pumpkin anything and this is so perfect. Making it at home I can add some alcohol too, can’t do that at Starbucks.
What a great recipe so many love pumpkin spice its great to make it at home.
OMG this looks so delicious thank you for sharing the recipe I’m going to have to try this out
I must be “basic”, too because I love them. My wallets loves this recipe!
I want to try this also! Looks delicious!
I love getting pumpkin spice lattes from the coffee shop but with this recipe, I can make them right at home!
My favorite Fall drink! Can’t wait to try out your recipe.
I never tried pumpkin spice latte at home but I guess I’ll give that one a try soon! Thanks for the recipe!
This drink sounds great! I’ll try it asap!