This pumpkin spiced latte recipe will give Starbucks a run for their money – trust me.
If you are a fan of all things sugar and spice, pumpkin and Autumn then you’ll love this very easy recipe to make, which tastes delicious and perfect for cool evenings in Autumn.
Though I am not a huge fan of Starbucks coffee, they do make an amazing pumpkin spiced latte and I absolutely love enjoying a sneaky one here and there during the month of October for Halloween.
Which can also be super frustrating, as it’s now May here in a Australia, which means we are now in my fave season of the year; Autumn. And I have to wait until October until Starbucks release their yummy pumpkin inspired coffee series.
So, I’ve had to learn to create my own version at home, so I can really enjoy it anytime of the year.
After a lot of research online, and watching a lot of YouTube videos learning how to make one, I managed to come up with my own, and created my very own recipe, which is super easy to make and extra delicious.
Here’s what you’ll need and how to make it.
For the spices:
- 1 x teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves
These spices are great for keeping in a container in the cupboard for use in a variety of yummy recipes, like pumpkin pie.
You will also need pumpkin purée for this recipe. Which is easy to make, by boiling pumpkin (or you can opt to cook in the oven too), then you mash up, squeeze out any excess juice so the purée is not runny and you can really then use this purée for any recipe. It will last in the fridge up to a week, no more.
For the pumpkin:
- You’ll need at least 1 cup of pumpkin puree
Much like your spices, you can make extra pumpkin puree and keep in the fridge for other recipes, like soups, pumpkin pie, more lattes or even yummy pancakes.
Now it’s time to make the latte – here’s what you’ll need to make ONE pumpkin spiced latte only.
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin spices
- You can also add in star anise if you wish (maybe just one or two)
- 1 cup of chosen milk ( I alway use almond, it tastes delicious)
- Strong coffee. You can either use espresso, instant or French press. Just as long as it’s strong coffee. I had an espresso machine, so that’s what I use.
- Extra cinnamon for sprinkling
- Whipped cream if you want it
First you’ll need to make your coffee, especially if you are using a French press, or having in instant, as you need prep time to make the coffee. As I use an espresso machine, I don’t need to make right away.
In a pot on the stove, pour in your milk, the pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and star anise (if you’re using it) and bring to the boil. Switch off and strain the mixture into a bowl or pouring cup.
NOTE: depending how sweet you like your lattes, you can add in one teaspoon of sugar (brown or raw is best). However I am cutting sugar from my diet, so I don’t use any.
Pour your coffee into a mug and then pour in your pumpkin spiced milk. Top with whipped cream and then sprinkle with your extra cinnamon.
TIP: Do let the latte cool for at least 5 minutes before topping with cream, or the cream will melt pretty much immediately after popping on top.
If you like to add a little more sweetness, you can also drizzle some caramel topping over the whipped cream too. Entirely up to you. I usually sprinkle a little pumpkin pie spices and extra cinnamon on top – delicious.
And there you have it, your very own Pumpkin Spiced Latte, which I guarantee, will give the Starbucks one a real run for their money.