Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte made with the milk of your choice, real pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spices! Mix with strong coffee, top with whipped cream and enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Well, I don’t know what your weather has been like, but for several weeks the Monterey Bay Coast has been covered with a blanket of fog.
Not only thick fog, but also chilly enough for me to put the open-toed shoes away, and swap them for boots!
Just when I thought I would break out my favorite electric blanket (fits perfectly on my lap), BOOM summer decides to make an entrance!
What is going on here? 80 degree weather on the coast? Now quit fooling with me WORST Weatherperson EVER.
Summer had its chance and quite frankly, blew it, big time! I’ve moved on and now ready for fall!
It’s the smell and taste of cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in all those recipes that make me swoon with delight of the season.
I don’t know if you feel the same, but cool weather entices me to cuddle up and get comfy in sweatpants, and not budge until I’ve finished a good book.
After I saw a delicious photo of a homemade pumpkin latte my friend posted on Instagram as well as a text my son sent with a picture of his Starbucks latte, my recipe hunt was ON.
I looked through Foodgawker and also stumbled some beautiful coffee drinks, which are great recipes as is, butttt I seem to have this urge (obsession?) to tweak ALL recipes to my taste buds.
Here is my version of a full flavored sugar free pumpkin latte.
Ingredients To Make Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Milk – of your choice is the base of the pumpkin milk. Unsweetened almond, whole milk or lower fat, full-fat coconut for keto diet followers or oat milk.
- Pumpkin puree – real pumpkin adds fiber and delicious natural pumpkin flavor. If you haven’t tried baking your own pumpkin, be sure to check out my Instant Pot pumpkin puree recipe.
- Vanilla extract – enhances the flavors of the pumpkin milk.
- Pumpkin pie spice – homemade spice in one mix instead of adding multiple spices.
- Cinnamon – enhances the flavors in the pumpkin milk base.
- Sweetener of your choice – I make the base of this latte mix with sugar free sweetener, monk fruit, erythritol, or xylitol (keep away from dogs), maple syrup, or any other sweetener.
- Strong coffee
- Whipped coconut or heavy cream
How To Make Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Latte
First, you will want to make the base of the latte, which is basically a flavorful pumpkin milk mix.
Blend together all the ingredients except for the coffee and whipped topping. Store in a container with a lid.
Brew the coffee.
Warm 1/2 cup of the pumpkin milk and add to a hot cup of coffee. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Make your own pumpkin pie spice. I comes in handy all year long!
How Long Will The Pumpkin Milk Last?
The pumpkin mix used to make a latte will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
The fresher the ingredients used, the longer the milk will last.
How To Make An Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
To turn this beverage into an cool beverage fill a 16 ounce glass with ice. Add pumpkin milk and cold brewed coffee.
Don’t forget to top with fresh whipped cream!
More Pumpkin Recipes To Try
- 2 cups unsweetened milk (almond, whole, coconut, your choice)
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 Tablespoon (not a typo) vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2-3 Tablespoons sweetener of your choice
- Strong coffee
- Whipped cream
Pumpkin puree will settle at the bottom of your cup. If that is bothersome, you can strain the milk mixture before storing it in the refrigerator.
When first shared this recipe I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I've noticed that amount may be too strong depending on the variety used. 1/2 teaspoons is fine for most varieties of cinnamon.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
This post was first shared October, 2012. I have since updated with new photos and additional content (adjusted the amount of cinnamon), September, 2020.
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