How to Make an Amazing Pumpkin Spice Latte (at Home Recipe)

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It’s no secret that I love coffee, and nothing says fall like a warm pumpkin spice latte! Seeing Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes on their signs every fall makes my mouth water. But I can’t justify consuming that much sugar (50 grams in a grande size) plus all the junky additives.

Not to mention it costs about $6+ per cup to consume said sugar! I wanted to find a way to get that pumpkin flavor without the barista. With my love for pumpkin coffee, I knew I had to find a way to make it at home for less.

A Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe, with Real Pumpkin

I’ve fine-tuned this easy pumpkin spice latte recipe over the years and now I can’t drink anything else! It’s easy to make for yourself or for a crowd with just a blender and a stovetop (or Crock-Pot).

This pumpkin spice latte tastes very similar to the coffee shop psl versions without artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Oh, and it actually contains pumpkin puree… because it’s not a REAL pumpkin spice latte without it!

If you’re using store-bought canned pumpkin and won’t use the whole can, freeze the rest in ice cube trays and keep them in a bag for future batches. Or use it up in something like this warm pumpkin bread recipe. Check out the end of this post for more pumpkin recipe ideas.

Ingredients For a Real Food Pumpkin Spice Latte

I like using raw, grass-fed milk, but not everyone can have dairy. This coffee recipe is naturally gluten-free, but you can also make it dairy-free. Sub coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, or macadamia milk. (Macadamia is my favorite!) These are easy to find in the store, but homemade nut milk is cheaper and less watered down.

I use a half-teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, but you can use your own blend of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg if you don’t have pie spice on hand. It tastes similar to chai, but without the cardamom or black pepper. The pure vanilla extract rounds out the warming spices in this coffee drink.

Topping it Off

A dollop of whipped heavy cream or coconut cream finishes off this recipe and makes it extra decadent. Try a whipped cream dispenser for homemade (and low sugar) whipped cream on demand.

If you want to avoid sugar, then feel free to omit it. I use these pumpkin spice stevia drops, and don’t miss the sugar one bit!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

A simple and delicious pumpkin spice latte made with real pumpkin and dairy-optional ingredients!
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Calories 199kcal
Author Katie Wells


1 serving



  • In a blender, combine all the ingredients except the whipped cream.
  • Blend until smooth. Or, if you have an immersion blender, pour all ingredients into a medium saucepan and blend with an immersion blender.
  • Pour the contents of the blender into a small saucepan.
  • Heat the milk mixture over medium heat on the stove for about 5 minutes or until hot, stirring frequently.
  • Top with whipped cream, garnish with a dash of cinnamon, and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 467mg13%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1657IU33%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 313mg31%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


The nutritional info for this recipe uses 1 cup of whole milk and omits the whipped cream topping. Nutrient profile, particularly the fat and protein content, will vary if nut milk or coconut milk is used. 

Tips and Variations

  • Want More? – Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe to make for extra people. Serving for a party? Multiply the ingredients by 10 and keep warm on low in a slow cooker or in a carafe.
  • Iced Version – You can also make an iced pumpkin spice latte version with a strong cold brew instead of hot coffee if you prefer. Or cool the coffee first and blend all ingredients in a blender with 1/2 cup of ice.
  • Protein Boost – Sometimes I’ll also add a teaspoon of grass-fed collagen or a scoop of healthy protein powder for more protein.

More Pumpkin Recipes

I have quite a few pumpkin recipes on my site. Here are a few if you want to check them out. Some of them are a great way to use up the rest of your pumpkin puree after making your pumpkin spice latte.

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Do you like pumpkin spice season? What’s your favorite fall drink? Share below!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


62 responses to “How to Make an Amazing Pumpkin Spice Latte (at Home Recipe)”

  1. Michi Avatar

    Thanks! I love fall and love pumpkins but hate those prices at coffee shops and what they put in the coffee. I also don’t wanna support this. Not ok to call it pumpkin coffee and it doesn’t contain pumpkin!! Thanks for all those alternatives you come up with and for your website.

  2. Carol Avatar

    I didn’t have any milk or milk substitutes but just adding a ton of pumpkin spice (okay, not a ton but maybe a teaspoon of the pumpkin spice, extra butter (I always have grass-fed butter in my coffee) and just a little Bulletproof creamer, it was SOOOO heavenly. So thanks for the idea. I hope to make the recipe this week though!

  3. Faith Avatar

    5 stars
    with my family having a restaurant I’m gonna suggest they make pumpkin spice be available year-round they would be put on the map for that just saying

  4. Kelly Bryant Avatar
    Kelly Bryant

    5 stars
    I just made this and loved it! I used whole milk. I added a dash of sea salt and it really made it, plus added 1 more tsp of maple syrup. What a wonderful comfort drink! Thanks!

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