Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte

So this was a recipe I found on Pinterest years ago but for the life of me I cannot find the original pin. So I Google’d it and found the video from Huffington Post. HP’s video is a modified version of Broke Ass Gourmet’s recipe. So what inspired me to try it?

  • It looked delicious
  • I already had all the ingredients
  • I was about to save myself $4
  • I can drink this year round – again, think of all the $$$ you’re saving!
  • Less sugar than the Starbucks version, in fact the only amount of sugar is what you add yourself, if at all.

Sound like a good idea?

What You’ll Need:

  • Coffee – prepared anyway you like it
  • 2/3 cup of milk in a lidded mason jar
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • small mixing bowl and spoon
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)


  1. Brew the coffee with the water in a regular coffee maker, French press or drip cone.
  2. While the coffee brews, stir the pumpkin pie spice into the honey or agave nectar until completely blended. Set aside.
  3. Vigorously shake milk for 2 minutes until frothy
  4. Remove the metal lid
  5. Microwave milk on high for 15-20 seconds, or until milk is warm
  6. Pour coffee in to serving cup
  7. Add Pumpkin Spice Mixture, stir until completely dissolved
  8. Add all the milk and froth
  9. A dash of additional pumpkin pie spice or some ground cinnamon on top is a nice touch.
  10. Top with cinnamon sticks (optional)

My thoughts about the recipe:

  • It’s not bad. I wanted mine to be more “pumpkin-y” so I doubled the amount of honey and pumpkin spice, and added in a teaspoon of sugar. With this change I liked it a LOT more.
  • My arm was a little bit tired from shaking up the milk but the froth was a very welcome touch.
  • If I want to “dress it up” I’ll add some “Reddi Wip” and a dash of pumpkin pie spice on top.
  • I have shared this recipe and definitely make this over going to Starbucks.
  • I’ve seen other recipes that use actual pumpkin but that’s not something I keep in my pantry year round. So this was a great alternative.


Have you heard of this recipe before? Let me know if you try it yourself and what you thought! 🙂





33 thoughts on “Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte

  1. Umm…YUM! I love anything and everything pumpkin spice—especially pumpkin spice lattes. Thanks for sharing. I’m definitely going to have to give this one a try!


  2. Ok I admit it, Im a Starbucks addict. Although I love the sound of their seasonal drinks, the heavy calories (and price) put me off so thanks for sharing this idea of a Pumpkin Spice Latte as it will be fun to try a homemade version.


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