There is no end in sight for the affection we have for Pumpkin Spice. But whether you get your taste of fall from pastries or cereal or even Oreos, one treat remains the gold standard: the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.
Copycat recipes for the drink that set us on a course toward all things pumpkin abound, but the true advantage of making it at home is not just the extra dollars you’ll keep in your wallet. When you mix up a batch in your own kitchen, you control the ingredients and the quantity. Win, win! Try these variations to make the perfect cup for you!
If you’re dieting and sad about missing out, try the Pumpkin Spice Latte skinny or dairy free.
Got a crowd coming over? Make it in the crockpot with this recipe from Thriving Home.
Get the most bang for your tastebuds with this original copycat that won’t disappoint!
Or enjoy this cute printable on the fridge so you can recreate anytime you want.
No matter how you concoct, every recipe calls for the same basic ingredients. Can you guess which one isn’t on Starbucks’ list?
2 tbsp pureed pumpkin
2 tbsp vanilla
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 cups milk (whole preferred)
1/4-1/2 cup strong coffee or espresso
If you guessed pumpkin, that’s right! There’s actually no pumpkin in your Pumpkin Spice Latte, believe it or not. You will need to break out your saucepan to heat the milk, sugar, and puree. Then you’ll want a blender to make it smooth before foamy. And don’t worry. The satisfaction of making the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte all yours far outweighs a few extra dishes.
Try the recipes and let us know–which one is your favorite?
If you love pumpkin spice, be sure to check out some of our other favorite recipes!