On the Menu: Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Pumpkin Spiced Latte | Sacramento Street

Everyone rejoices when the Pumpkin Latte hits Starbucks – but who wants to venture out every morning for it? Or spend that much? Well, I’ve been doing a little testing with my cousin (she’s mildly obsessed with it) and after testing out a few different recipes we finally decided on a winner. I have to say, it’s a thousand times better homemade than at your local coffee shop. Plus, once you make the milk, it lasts you at least a week . . . that is if you don’t drink it all first. It’s addicting!

So kick back in your pajamas a while longer in the morning because you’ll no longer have to get dressed for your Pumpkin Spiced Latte fix.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte


For the Pumpkin Spice Base:
– 1 cup pumpkin puree (canned or real)
– 3/4 cup light brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
– 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
– 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

For the Pumpkin Spice Latte:
– 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Base
– 1 cup 2% milk (you can use soy or almond milk as well)
– 1 shot of espresso or brewed coffee (about 4 ounces)


To Make the Pumpkin Spice Base:
1. Mix all of the base ingredients together until it has an even consistency.

2. Put Pumpkin Spice Base into a jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

To Make a Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte:
1. Make one shot of espresso or brew coffee (about 4 ounces) and pour into your favorite coffee cup.

2. Stir the Pumpkin Spice Base and the milk together in a saucepan until it has a smooth consistency. Heat over medium high heat until the mixture is steaming hot.

3. Pour the hot milk into the espresso or coffee. Top with steamed milk and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. Enjoy!

Photo by Caitlin Flemming

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  1. Julie

    Sounds so yummy!! Love the napkin.

  2. Tracy

    Pumpkin is my favorite – I will definitely be trying this!


  3. Molly {Dreams in HD}

    this sounds just perfect for the season!

  4. Lynn

    This sounds fabulous! I will be making this on Friday after I grocery shop! Pumpkin Spiced lattes are my favorite this time of year and I love how your recipe is made with REAL foods :) Thanks for sharing Caitlin:)

  5. Jayme -Jayme Designs

    This is amazing!! Can’t wait to try it! I’m getting so tired of paying for Starbucks to get my fix (and I get so sad when it goes away every year!)

  6. Tracey

    I bet that pumpkin spice latte tastes almost as good as the picture! Gonna go make one right now.

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