Homemade pumpkin spice latte! Plus, a fun pumpkin mocha version, too!
Have you seen my pumpkin ebook for 25 pumpkin recipe that aren’t pie and 1 that is? I think you would love it.
I’m taking issue with myself for how early I started drinking pumpkin spice lattes this year.
It’s never been as early as September. This much I know. My birthday is at the end of this month (OMG THE BIG 3-0!), so Fall does not start until then for me.
But, after a summer of drinking nothing but hot lemon water and green tea, the cold snap last week deemed pumpkin acceptable in my head. I couldn’t predict that the weather would climb back up to 90-degrees, and I’d be left sitting there sipping a hot drink in an Indian summer.
But, hey, at least my homemade pumpkin spice latte has real pumpkin in it. And that’s just vitamins, don't argue me on this, please!
I made a minor adjustment to regular pumpkin spice mixture recipes, and I swapped sugar for honey because I don’t need sugar guilt in the morning.
I think this homemade pumpkin spice latte is perfect. And I really do think it’s better than Starbucks.
Bravo, The Kitchn! Everything you do is amazing, but this drink especially so.
Homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe variation:
If you want to make a mocha version of this drink, stir in an additional 1 teaspoon of chocolate extract. I use the Nielsen Massey chocolate extract. Then, before serving, drizzle your glass with chocolate sauce.
While you’re at it, go ahead and drizzle the whipped cream on top, too. You’ve got nothing to lose. Chocolate also = vitamins and antioxidants!
And right now you’re thinking: Two whole tablespoons of vanilla?! Of course that must be a typo. While my recipes are almost always riddled with typos (serious high fives to the reader that always catches them for me!), this one is not a typo. It’s precisely what makes this latte better than the coffee shop’s. Along with the real pumpkin and honey. Oh, and special spice mixture. Ok, you get it.
This homemade pumpkin spice latte rocks. Do it!
Homemade pumpkin pie spice:
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 735Total Fat: 17gCarbohydrates: 123gProtein: 17g