Make the perfect pumpkin spice latte in 4 easy steps. 


Pumpkin spice latte—the drink everyone loves to hate but secretly orders at the coffee shop when no one’s looking. Yes, they may be delicious but they can also cost an arm and a leg. While it may not seem like a lot, five or six dollars a day spent on coffee adds up to a significant amount over a few months. Try making your own pumpkin spice latte this season to save on added sugar and money. Here’s how!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin purée

  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 2 cups milk (or any unsweetened nondairy milk)

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 shots espresso, or 1 cup freshly brewed coffee

  • Extra 2% milk (optional)

Step One

In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together 2 tablespoons pumpkin purée, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 2 cups milk, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Continue whisking until mixture starts to steam.

Step Two

Remove from heat and carefully pour the mixture into a blender. Hold the lid on tightly and blend for about 15 seconds.

Step Three

Make either the espresso or coffee, depending on your personal preference or what you have on hand. If you’d like extra milk foam to top your latte, pour a few tablespoons of milk into a glass jar with a lid while the coffee is brewing. Tightly seal the lid and shake for about one minute. Remove lid and place jar in microwave for 30 seconds.

Step Four

Divide the coffee and milk mixture between two mugs. Top with extra milk foam (if using) and just a tad of pumpkin pie spice.

There you have the perfect pumpkin spice latte, made right in your own kitchen!


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