How to Make the Best Pumpkin Spice Latte


The moment fall hits the corner, you rush to your local coffee shop and grab a pumpkin latte!

But if you love it so much, why don’t you take it upon yourself and try making one at home? Yes, it’s possible and that too with the authentic taste as that of your coffee shop.

Freshly brewed and spiced to perfection with hints of pumpkin and cinnamon flavors, making the best pumpkin spice latte is extremely easy.

You bet, and you probably already have most, if not everything, in your kitchen to make it right away.

pumpkin latte

Here’s what you need and the simple steps to follow for a satisfying experience making your favorite latte.

Steps to Make the Best Pumpkin Spice Latte

Things you’ll need:

pumpkin latte things need

  • Pumpkin puree – 2/3 cup
  • Sugar – 1/3 cup
  • Pumpkin spice powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon
  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Brewed coffee – 1/2 cup

Step 1. Heat water in a pan

heat water in a pan to mak epumpkin latte

  • Heat about 1/3 cup of water in a pan.

Step 2. Blend in the sweet and the spicy

blend in sugar and pie spice powder to make pumpkin latte

  • Add 1/3 cup of sugar to the water and stir.
  • Blend a pinch (1/2 teaspoon) of pumpkin spice powder into the sugar syrup.

Step 3. Infuse the essence of vanilla

infuse vanilla to make pumpkin latte

  • Brew up your sugar syrup with the flavor of vanilla. Add about 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence to the syrup.

Step 4. Add the core ingredient

add pumpkin puree to make pumpkin latte

  • Add 2/3 cup of pumpkin puree to the sugar syrup.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly.

Step 5. Boil, simmer and pour

boil and simmer pumpkin puree to make latte

  • Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • After it starts to boil, turn the heat down a bit and let it simmer for 5 minutes until the mixture acquires a thick consistency.
  • Turn the heat off and pour the mixture into a Mason jar or cup.

Step 6. Mix in the milk and coffee

mix in milk and coffee to make pumpkin latte

  • Add 2 cups of milk and 1/2 cup of brewed coffee to the pumpkin syrup.
  • Stir well to thoroughly mix the ingredients.
  • Top it with some fresh cream or a scoop of your favorite ice cream.
  • Drizzle with cinnamon powder and enjoy your latte with love.

pumpkin pie spice latte

Tips

  • You can refrigerate the pumpkin latte and serve a colder version over ice.
  • This latte tastes best made with whole milk. But for the health-conscious and the vegans, you can use skim milk or a non-dairy variety like almond milk, coconut or soy milk.
  • If you do not have pumpkin pie spice handy, you can easily make one. Just mix together 1 tablespoon each of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and clove powders.
  • To make a foamy top on your latte, carefully transfer the mixture into a blender container and blend for 1 minute.

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