Pumpkin Spice Latte {homemade recipe for 1 week of yummy drinks!}

I’m not a regular at the coffee shop. And it’s not that I don’t like what the baristas are concocting behind the counter. No, I’m actually quite fond of their beverages, both steaming hot and served over ice. It simply comes down to the dollar for me. I just can’t part with 4 or 5 bucks for a fancy coffee on a regular basis.

But this fall, I plan to indulge a bit more often in one of my favorite latte flavors, without even getting out of my pajamas in the morning. Because I have a simple and delicious recipe for a homemade Spiced Pumpkin Latte. And what I think is really cool, is that the recipe makes enough spiced pumpkin mixture for a spiced pumpkin latte every day for a week. No measuring individual ingredients every day. Just make up one big batch, and enjoy a hot and fresh cup of spiced fall goodness, with only the slightest bit of effort each morning. What a way to start the day!

Pumpkin Spice Latte {homemade recipe for 1 week of yummy drinks!}

Yield: enough pumpkin spice mixture for 7 or 8 homemade lattes


    for the pumpkin spice mixture:
  • 1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 2 c. whole milk
  • 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 2 T. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 T. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ground dried ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • to assemble the pumpkin spice latte:
  • strong coffee
  • slightly sweetened whipped cream
  • cinnamon
  • dark chocolate shavings


to make the pumpkin spice mixture:

In a blender, combine all the pumpkin spice mixture ingredients. Puree for about 30 seconds. If you want a smoother mixture, puree for a couple minutes, or until the mixture is to your desired consistency.

to assemble the pumpkin spice latte:

Pour 1/2 cup (more or less, depending on your preference) of the pumpkin spice mixture into a large mug. Microwave for about 20 seconds, then add 1 cup of hot strong brewed coffee and stir. Top with a nice lofty pile of sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. And if you're looking for extra deliciousness, top with chocolate shavings. So pretty!

Pour the remaining pumpkin spice mixture into a quart jar or similar sized container and top with a lid. Store in the refrigerator. When ready to make another drink, shake the jar well and repeat the assembly of the pumpkin spice latte. The pumpkin spice mixture will keep well for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.


from a farmgirl's dabbles


131 Responses to “Pumpkin Spice Latte {homemade recipe for 1 week of yummy drinks!}”

  1. #
    Sarah — October 20, 2012 at 11:01 am

    So I made it as the latte at first, wasn’t too crazy bout it just because it made my coffee too thick (maybe I didn’t blend it long enough) so I tried it as a frappiccino, very good!! I also made pancakes with it and those were awesome as well!!! Thanks for the recipe!! I’ll definitely keep it! :)

    • Nee replied on November 8th, 2012 at 10:22 am

      How did you adapt for the frappuccino?

  2. #
    Karin — October 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I want to preface everything by saying, this is delicious! Very good, and the end coffee drink had body, texture was very luscious. As suggested, I did blend it for a couple of minutes for a smooth texture.

    Observations: 1) Do not overheat mixture in microwave. My work’s microwave is a beast and the base came out grainy after 25 seconds. Next time, heated in 10 second bursts; came out perfect. 2) I’m not sure if its my imagination. I made this without allspice and half the cinnamon because I ran out of both. However, I felt that by the fifth day (today) in the fridge, the clove flavor in the base had become very strong. Still drinkable, but maybe not for the 6th/7th day. Perhaps next time I’ll add a pinch of cloves at the time of making?

    Overall, great recipe! No regrets and probably future repeats. Thanks!

    • Laura @ Unpunctuated Life replied on October 26th, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Maybe over-microwaving was the problem with mine! I’m drinking my first batch today and the coffee has particulates floating in it, which is sort of hampering my enjoyment. :-/

  3. #
    Jenney — October 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Just made this last night. It’s wonderful. I love pumpkin flavored things. My kids thought the mixture tasted good and one was dipping cookies in it. Thanks so much for posting

    • Brenda replied on October 27th, 2012 at 8:16 am

      Ooooo…cookie dunking. Excellent!!

  4. #
    Alice Keller — October 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Yummmy – I’ve made it twice now. I didn’t have allspice the first two times, unfortunately. I’m going to make it again tonight and I do have allspice this time. It’s marvelous. I enjoy it from the first sip to the last drop. I’m so glad you posted it!

    • Brenda replied on October 31st, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much for coming back to let me know, Alice. I very much appreciate it. Enjoy your homemade lattes! :)

      • Doyle replied on November 5th, 2012 at 9:18 am

        I just made it and am going to put it in pancakes!!!

        • Brenda replied on November 5th, 2012 at 11:37 am

          Other people have talked about that. I am now curious and need to try it, too! :)

  5. #
    Cookiethief — November 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

    This is an EXCELLENT recipe! I substituted cardamom for the ginger in a pinch, and it still came out tasting pretty delicious. I /have/ had some problems with floating particles though upon reheating the mixture, I’ll have to be careful of overheating.

  6. #
    Al — November 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I make my similar, but with a twist. I take a half gallon of milk, pour out 2 cups. I then add 10 tablespoons of pumpkin and let sit in the fridge for an hour or 2, shaking 2-3 times. Then I use a fine mesh strainer to take out the mushy pumpkin. I follow the rest as stated. I get a excellent lattee without the leftover mush on the bottom of my cup, which I use to forget about and choke down.

  7. #
    Abby — November 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Hi there! I made this pumpkin spice latte for our Thanksgiving tailgate on Saturday (sadly, our team lost). Since it was a cold day and we’d be tailgating all afternoon, I decided to combine the pumpkin spice mixture with a pot of coffee … just poured the whole thing into a crockpot. I had thermal to-go cups, some Reddi-Whip, and a ladel to serve it up. This drink was a total hit!! Except for one tailgater who mistook it for gravy and ladled it over her turkey and mashed potatoes! Whoops! Anyhoo, I’ll definitely make this again!

  8. #
    Adam — December 23, 2012 at 7:00 am

    It might be just personal taste, but I tried this recipe tonight and thought it had way too much spice. I couldn’t even handle three tablespoons of the finished mixture in my latte, let alone a half cup. All the heavy spice leaves a bad aftertaste too. Next time I make it I’m adjusting the measurements way down, and taking out the allspice and ginger. Thank you for sharing this recipe and getting me interested in making PSL’s on my own. =)

    • Brenda replied on December 27th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      This is loaded with pumpkin and spice, which my family adores. Adjust to your own liking!

  9. #
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  10. #
    Baskets Armani Homme — June 7, 2013 at 7:14 am

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  11. #
    Sara — September 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Hi, can I use skim milk and nonfat sweetened condensed milk?

    • Kristen replied on October 24th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      I’ve made it with skim milk and it worked fine for me. Also did a batch with almond milk once, it also turned out well.

  12. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — September 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    What a great idea to have a whole batch ready to go in the morning~

  13. #
    Angie — September 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    This is the best part of fall!

  14. #
    Susan — September 14, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Finally got around to making this–my only tweak is using Penzeys Pumpkin Pie Spice–2 T.–for all the spices because I am lazy and they are down the street from me. I whipped it up in a food processsor. I know some people do not like the sludge of spices in the bottom of the cup but I am pushing 70 and coffee was always percolated on the stove and always had grounds floating around and in the bottom of your cup. I love a the ‘heft’ and body this has. It is a lovely taste treat.

    • Brenda replied on September 17th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying this, Susan – thanks for coming back to let me know! :)

  15. #
    Kristin Davis — September 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I just have to send you a thanks… I’m a teacher and brought half of my batch into work, and it’s such a huge hit. :) So thank you!!

    • Brenda replied on September 17th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you SO MUCH for writing to let me know! I’m so glad you and your coworkers are enjoying this! :)

  16. #
    Pamela — September 19, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Oh, this is sooo good! Buying these specialty drinks really adds up, so in searching and trying other
    recipes that I found and being disappointed in those, I found this one.
    The only thing I can say is BINGO !!!!
    I am happy, happy, happy!

    • Brenda replied on September 24th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Wonderful! So glad you liked this, Pamela!

  17. #
    Sindy — September 24, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I just made my first batch, going to share with my family tonight….I looove it!! :) thanks!

    • Brenda replied on September 24th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Awesome, Sindy! So glad you like it! :)

  18. #
    Christy Spurlock — September 25, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    This looks delish! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  19. #
    Patricia — September 26, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Wonderful! Love it in my coffee and it is also great as a flavoring for my oatmeal. Thank you so much!

    • Brenda replied on September 26th, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Oooooo…in oatmeal?! I need to try that! Thanks!

  20. #
    Kim | Just For Clicks — October 14, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Brenda, linking to this from Life In Grace….. This sounds wonderful! And a perfect treat for my book club girls. Looking forward to making these!!!

  21. #
    Sarah E — September 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Hello! Basically, I just wanted to tell you that your pumpkin spice latte is the BEST recipe I’ve EVERY tried!!! Thanks soooooo much for sharing it!! I’ve been using it for over a year!!!


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