It’s that time of year again! PUMPKIN SPICE AND EVERYTHING YUMMY! (NICE)
We're actually late to the pumpkin spice latte party this year - they have been on the menu at our local coffee shops since the end of August. That is why I thought I would bump this recipe to the top of the blog today! For those of you interested in making your own pumpkin spice lattes at home this season. The coffee shop version is fun, but we're partial to making homemade ones. Here is why: HEALTH AND WELLNESS ( and much cheaper!)
- This recipe is quick and easy and takes minutes to prep. We love having coffee first thing in the morning and this simple quick recipe makes it possible to do so and enjoy a special treat - the time to make this coffee is about 20 minutes less then the drive to Starbucks and 45 minutes less of the line!
- Making them at home allows you to control the spice, sweetness, and all ingredients.Allowing your to spice it up just how you like but also choosing the RIGHT ingredients for your body and your goals. The healthy alternatives are endless now days and we can use them just for this latte!
You can also customize what kind of dairy you would like to use to make your lattes with and you don’t have to pay extra for the non dairy options. And you can also add as much whip as you want to your latte!
Homemade Pumpkin spice latte ingredients:
- Coffee - Snatched Coffee Packet
- Pumpkin puree - you can make your own or buy it! If you buy it, make sure the ingredient list is just “pureed pumpkin”… don’t accidentally buy pumpkin pie puree
- Milk of choice - my choice is almond or oat but any milk will work here
- Pumpkin pie spice - use a store bought blend or make your own bend - easy recipe in notes below.
- Maple syrup - You are welcome to use whatever sweetener you love best here, but I highly recommend maple syrup! In addition to being a more natural sweetener, its flavor really complements the pumpkin spice flavors and makes this latte extra delicious. It’s my fav with pumpkin. Feel free to adjust the amount of sweetener to taste.
- Vanilla extract - it’s optional but always a nice flavor base which help bring out all of those delicious pumpkin pie spice flavors.
- 2 cups milk, whole, 2%, skim or any non dairy milk you like
- 3 tablespoons pumpkin purée, or to taste
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, or to taste
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice (homemade blend below)
- ½ cup hot brewed coffee or brewed instant espresso, more to taste
- whipped cream
- nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon, for garnish
- In a saucepan whisk together milk, Snatched Packet pumpkin puree, and maple syrup.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until heated through but not boiling.
- Remove from heat, whisk in the pumpkin-pie spice and the vanilla.
- Transfer to blender carefully, add the coffee and blend until frothy.
- Divide between two large coffee mugs.
- Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon.
Directions if using microwave
- Pour the milk, Snatched packet, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin-pie spice, and vanilla into a microwave-safe bowl and mix well.
- Cook for 1 minute to 1 minute 30, or until milk starts to rise up and is frothy.
- Pour into mug, add the coffee, garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon.
- Serve hot.
Directions for an iced version
- Add all ingredients to a jar with a lid and stir to combine. Then add ice, secure lid, and shake vigorously to combine — about 30 seconds.
- A little separation is natural with both the pumpkin and milk, so whisk/stir as needed to smooth.
- This recipe multiplies really well, so if you are having friends over make up a big pot and serve it hot with whipped cream on top. Enjoy!!