Pumpkin Spice Latte

homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe

The obsession! Try the frothy homemade pumpkin spice latte, it’s easy, and a budget-friendly recipe.


Yield: 2 drinks

  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree, unsweetened
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice + extra for garnish
  • A pinch of ground black pepper (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup double-strength brewed coffee (strong coffee)
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream (Chantilly Cream)


  1. First, you have to get rid of any squash flavor: In a small saucepan, over low heat, cook the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and black pepper, stirring continuously (to avoid burning), about 2 minutes, or until you smell spices flavor.
  2. Add sugar, stir well, the sugar should dissolve, and this step gives time to spices to integrate well in pumpkin puree, you won’t have squash flavor.
  3. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, heat the milk with vanilla extract, stirring constantly, until boiling point.
  4. Happy time: This step is when you see the ingredients frothiness! In a mixer, a hand blender or food processor, mix pumpkin puree and hot milk. Blend on a high speed, until frothy.
  5. Mix stage: Divide espresso coffee in mugs, add the frothed pumpkin and milk mixture. Top with whipped cream, and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice. Voilà!

La Dorure’s Tips:

  • Add whipped cream, when the latte is not very hot.
  • It depends on your taste, add 1 tablespoon sugar, or reduce.
  • For a more spicy latte, add a dash of black pepper and a pinch of ground cloves.

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