How to make your own pumpkin spice latte recipe as delicious and healthier than the one at starbucks coffee! This recipe is easy and ready in no time, with homemade pumpkin puree, maple syrup and unsweetend almond milk, the perfect drink for cold winter days
Pumpkin spice latte at home
It's autumn and soon the cold days of winter, and if you are a fan all of pumpkin spices recipes then you must surely love this healthy pumpkin spice latte?
For those who are new to this, as the name suggests, it is a spicy latte made from pumpkin or other squash puree mixed with pumpkin pie spice such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves and served hot with espresso and milk.
Pumpkin spice lattes are the kind of drinks we like to buy to take away in coffee shops like the famous Starbucks pumpkin spice latte which cost a lot of money and are often too high in sugar and chemicals.
But this was before testing this homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe, because in addition to being so delicious, it will not cost you an arm and moreover it is made with natural ingredients and especially it is much less sweet.
Yes, this healthier pumpkin spice latte is made with homemade squash puree which is much tastier than the ones you can buy in a can and sweetened with maple syrup which blends perfectly with the spices and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
The pumpkin spice latte also contains a shot of strong espresso perfect for getting your caffeine fix and can also be made into an iced pumpkin spice latte perfect for chilling out on a hot day.
This delicious drink with spicy flavors is usually served with a cloud of whipped cream but for a vegan pumpkin spice latte you can remove it from the recipe.
And it's the perfect drink to warm up by the fireplace this winter with plaid and a good Christmas movie.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Squash: preferably homemade pumpkin puree, you can also use frozen or canned pumpkin pie filling.
- Spices: A mixture of pumpkin spice made up of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and 4 season spices.
- Sugar: For this healthy version I use maple syrup which you can replace with honey.
- Vanilla: Perfect for flavoring the latte, pure vanilla extract.
- Coffee: preferably a strong espresso made with coffee beans or filter coffee, you can also make it with cold brew.
- Milk: A neutral non dairy milk like my homemade almond milk recipe or oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk. (if you prefer to use dairy milk then take the 2% fat)
You will find the quantities and complete instructions in the recipe card further down this page.
How to make maple syrup pumpkin spice latte
1 - Pumpkin spice sauce
- Place the mashed squash in a bowl with the spice mixture, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
- Stir with a teaspoon until smooth.
Tip: You can blend the pumpkin spice syrup with an immersion blender for a smoother preparation.
2 - Add the espresso
- Add black coffee or espresso to the pumpkin mixture
- Blend until you have a liquid mixture.
Tip: You can make the pumpkin spice sauce in large batches and store it in a jar with a lid in the fridge so you always have some on hand.
3 - Make the pumpkin latte
- Pour the pumpkin spice mixture into a large mug or tall glass.
- Then add the hot almond milk to the pumpkin spice coffee.
- Stir with a tablespoon to make a smooth drink.
- Add a little homemade whipped cream on top of the pumpkin spice latte, sprinkle a little ground cinnamon and serve hot with a few cookies.
Tip: Froth the milk for a creamy drink by using an electric milk frother or the steam nozzle of your coffee machine.
Ideas for flavoring pumpkin latte
Pumpkin spice chai latte: replace coffee with black tea to make a pumpkin spice infused chai tea latte.
Mocha Pumpkin spice latte: simply add unsweetened cocoa powder to your drink.
More latte recipes
- Latte macchiato
- Iced vanilla coffee
- Hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream
- Vanilla Chai Latte
- Iced chai latte
- Dalgona coffee
- Golden milk latte
- Hot chocolate bombs
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