Pumpkin Spice Lattes

This was probably my original Pintertest. Unfortunately, the original post has disappeared, so this isn’t an official Pintertest. Anyway, this recipe is adapted from another blog that I found through Pinterest, and I’ve made it a lot over the past few years. With that much time for experimentation, I found the best way to make these and I’m going to share it with you. Also, I would like to say that I have been making pumpkin spice lattes with real pumpkin before Starbucks made it cool. This recipe makes two 12-oz (tall) servings.

Pumpkin Spice Latte


  • Heaping 1/2 cup of real pumpkin puree, like Libby’s
  • 1 cup milk (any milk you want)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 12 oz of strong coffee
  • Additional sweetener to taste
  • Whipped cream and extra pumpkin pie spice (optional)


Step 1: In a blender, combine pumpkin puree, milk, brown sugar, and spice. Blend on medium for 45-60 seconds.

Step 1-2

Step 2: Pour pumpkin milk mixture into a microwaveable measuring cup. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir.

Step 3: While the milk is warming, prepare 12 oz of strong coffee.

Step 4: Pour half of each of the coffee and milk into two large mugs. Add your choice of additional sweeter to taste. (I use two packets of stevia.) Top with optional whipped cream and a sprinkle of pie spice and enjoy!

Step 3-4

These tend to be a little grainy, but they’re very delicious and a lot cheaper than a PSL at Starbucks. Perfect for your fall PSL cravings!


5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Lattes

    1. Starbucks just started using real pumpkin this year, if I’m not mistaken. Something about potential carcinogens from impurities in the syrup they used. It still comes with that Starbucks price tag, though.


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