Follow my easy, step-by-step guide to making your favorite gourmet coffee drink, the pumpkin spice latte, right in the comfort of your own home!
In this Post: Everything you need for Pumpkin Spice Latte
Coffee is my love language. Anyone else with me? In fact, the bolder the flavor the better.
Since fall has officially arrived, I thought it would be fun to recreate one of my favorite coffeehouse drinks at home: the pumpkin spice latte. Traditionally laden with artificial ingredients and way too much sugar for my liking, I’ve created the ultimate version that is rich, aromatic, and oh-so-yummy.
Pumpkin pie spice adds rich aromas including cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. To sweeten, I use just a touch of pure maple syrup. Since the warm spices are so aromatic, you don’t need a lot of extra sugar to create a delicious drink.
What’s the best type of milk to use in a latte?
I recommend using whole milk for added frothiness and a creamy texture but you could certainly use low fat milk as well. Pumpkin spice coffee is a great option but if you don’t have that on hand, Costa Rican or House Blend work too.
Don’t forget to grab some whipped cream.
What spices can I use if I don’t have pumpkin pie spice?
You can replace with 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.
How strong should I brew the coffee?
I recommend doubling the normal amount. For example, if you’re brewing 4 cups of coffee I would use 1/2 cup ground coffee and 4 cups of water.
Can I add pure pumpkin to the latte?
Absolutely! You can whisk 1/2 cup into the milk mixture. The consistency will be thicker but it would be just as delicious.
No forks required.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- To brew the extra strong coffee, I suggest 1/2 cup ground coffee with 4 cups water.
- While the coffee is brewing, whisk together pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, vanilla and milk in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Continue whisking until bubbles start to form around the edges.
- Fill four coffee mugs halfway with coffee then top with the warm milk mixture. Garnish with whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon if you wish. Serve immediately.