Whip up your own pumpkin spice latte

What’s up with that PSL? The now-classic fall drink that everyone loves to hate, then secretly orders when no one’s watching … because it really IS delicious.

No need to hide. You can make your own pumpkin spice latte this season at home. Just think of all the money you’ll save – not to mention avoiding the risk of being called “basic.” Bonus: the ingredients in this recipe are healthier than the sugar-filled mixes many coffeehouses. Plus, you can make your drink with exactly the kind of milk or dairy alternative you prefer.

If you have pumpkin pie spice in your cabinet already, you’re already ahead of the game. Use half a teaspoon and follow the rest of the recipe as shown. Since a lot of us don’t HAPPEN to have this special spice blend on hand, we’ve included a recipe you can whip up from pantry staples.

We think this recipe tastes best made with 1 cup whole milk and 1 cup 2% milk. But if you’re going dairy-free, then 1 cup full-fat coconut milk and 1 cup unsweetened almond, soy, or rice milk will work just fine.

This recipe makes 2 delicious servings. It calls for a blender, but if you don’t have one, shaking in a tightly sealed mason jar will work just as well.

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups milk, coconut milk, soy milk or nut milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 servings coffee or espresso

In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together purée, pumpkin pie spice, milk, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture starts to steam.

Remove from heat and pour mixture into a blender. Cover and blend for about 15 seconds or until frothy.

Make the espresso or coffee. If you’d like extra foam on top of your latte, pour a few tablespoons of milk into a glass jar with a lid. Tightly seal and shake for 30-60 seconds. Remove lid and place jar in microwave for 30 seconds.

Grab two mugs. Fill halfway with coffee or add 1 shot of espresso to each one, then pour pumpkin mixture over both. Top with extra milk foam (if using) and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.


Makes about 3 1/2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in a clean spice jar with a lid.


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If you’re planning a birthday celebration, a family reunion, an anniversary party or even a big corporate event, we’re ready to help with fresh, delicious favorites, including vegan and vegetarian options. We provide expert catering services for every kind of special event in Doylestown and Greater Philadelphia.

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