Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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When pumpkin season is upon us, I adore anything and everything 🎃 pumpkin, including drinks like this Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe. Growing up in Bulgaria, roasted pumpkin with sugar was a staple in every bakery. I have fond memories of waking up to the comforting aroma of pumpkin every weekend, knowing my grandma was either crafting her sweet pumpkin phyllo pie or roasting pumpkin in the oven. These nostalgic moments will always hold a special place in my heart. From pumpkin pie to pumpkin soup, and now this delightful Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe, my love for pumpkin knows no bounds.

Why You’ll Love Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

This Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe is not only incredibly delicious but also wonderfully easy to make. In just five minutes, you can whip up a latte that rivals any store-bought version in taste and 💸 costs much less. You can adjust the sweetness to your liking, making it perfect for a cozy autumn 🍂 treat. I can’t wait to hear about how you make it your own, so don’t forget to take a picture, and let me know in the comments!

How to Prepare Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

🥣 Mix pumpkin purée, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice in a measuring cup or bowl.

☕ Brew coffee or espresso and add it to the mixture.

🥄 Whisk until fully combined and pour into a coffee cup.

🥛 Heat milk on the stove and foam it with a milk frother it if desired.

🎃 Add the milk to the pumpkin coffee, top with whipped cream, and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 🎃

I love making espresso in my Italian Moka Pot, but feel free to use your favorite coffee brewing method.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Variations and Substitutions for Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Mix and match these ideas to create your perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe! Remember if you are changing or adding ingredients you may have to experiment and adjust the quantities.

  1. Try an 🧊 iced version! Let the coffee mixture cool and serve over ice. Use cold milk instead of heated milk.
  2. For a vegan version, substitute dairy milk with a 🌿 plant-based alternative such as almond, soy, oat, or coconut milk. Use a vegan whipped cream or omit it altogether.
  3. Substitute coffee with strong brewed chai tea or a chai tea concentrate to make a Pumpkin Chai Latte.
  4. Instead of maple syrup, try another sweetener such as 🍯 honey, agave syrup, or sugar-free syrup for a different sweetness profile.

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Common Questions

Is there an alternative to the maple syrup in this Pumpkin spice latte recipe?

Yes, you can certainly use any sweetener or sugar you like. I love the taste maple syrup gives this drink, but feel free to adjust according to your preferences.

Can I use dairy-free milk in this recipe?

Yes, you can certainly use any milk you like, such as plant-based milk like oat or soy milk,

What is the best way to heat the milk?

Heat the milk until it is simmering and then froth it with a hand-held frother. Do not boil the milk.

How do you prepare your coffee for the Pumpkin Spice latte recipe?

I love making espresso in my Italian moka pot, but feel free to use your favorite coffee brewing method.

What type of coffee works best for this recipe?

Both strong-brewed coffee and espresso work well. If you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, go for espresso. For a milder taste, use brewed coffee.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

When pumpkin season is upon us, I adore anything and everything 🎃 pumpkin, including drinks like this Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup , to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • brewed espresso or coffee, I like espresso
  • ½ cup milk, I use 2% but you can use any that froths well
  • whipped cream, optional


  • In a measuring cup or bowl, add the pumpkin purée, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Whisk well until combined.
  • Brew your favorite coffee or espresso and pour it into the measuring cup as well.
  • Whisk again until fully combined and pour it into your coffee cup.
  • In the meantime, heat the milk on the stove and then take it off the heat.
  • I like to froth it with my hand-held frother, but you don’t have to.
  • Pour in as much milk as you like into the pumpkin coffee and top it off with whipped cream. Enjoy



Calories: 146kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 51mg, Potassium: 327mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 7204IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 190mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    This is the perfect fall/winter afternoon pick me up. I used a double shot of decaf espresso and it’s just perfect.