homemade pumpkin spice latte.

I promise you, I really do know how to follow a recipe -- you wouldn't know it from my recipe posts though. I had been really been wanting to try a pumpkin spice latte, so I tried one at Starbucks. Delicious. When trying to re-create one, I decided to go without an exact recipe (scary, right?). I did, however, take two recipes (here and here) and based off of them what I would need for ingredients and such.

So, would you like to try out my version of a pumpkin spice latte? It's really very good. And very simple. Here's a step-by-step recipe...

Mix together 1/2 cup coffee...

1 1/2 cup milk...

1/2 cup half and half -- or if you don't have any on hand, then you can just use 2 cups of milk, instead...

5 heaping tablespoons of canned pumpkin...

2 tablespoons of vanilla, about a tablespoon of brown sugar (this pretty much depends on how sweet you would like it to be) and a large dash of cinnamon in a sauce pan over medium/low heat

Whisk together until well combined and steaming.

Pour mixture into cup and top with Redi-Whip and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yum.

<< Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte >>


1/2 c. coffee
1 1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. half and half
5 heaping tbsp canned pumpkin
 2 tbsp vanilla extract
brown sugar {to taste}
cinnamon {to taste}


whisk all ingredients together over medium/low heat,
until well combined and steaming.

pour mixture in cups.
top with Redi-Whip and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Happy cooking! 



  1. oh my stars that looks delicious! i think i might make one this week :)

  2. Thank you! I can buy stuff to try it now lol! thanks sweetie! love ya!

  3. That looks so totally delicious!! That is one of Emily's very favorite StarBucks items!!! I may have to revise it to be sugar free!!! Thanks for doing the recipe development!!

  4. MUST TRY... Especially with Fall coming up, this would be PERFECT! Thanks Haley! :D


  5. Looks yummy! I don't really care for coffee but I've never tried a Latte! :D

  6. That looks so good! This is my favorite Starbuck drink; they only offer it near my birthday every year.
    Thanks for the recipe, and great pictures:D

  7. Mmm... that looks SO GOOD!!! :D

  8. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my absolute favorite! I haven't gotten one yet this fall, but that will change soon! Haha!

  9. Hello Haley,

    Your pumpkin-pie-spice latte looks SO good! I have actually never tried one, but it sure is making me want to!!

    I have a blog for girls and every-other-month, we feature "Bake on Wednesday." For this month, I was hoping to share links to fellow-blogs of fall recipes and was wondering if I could share a link to this latte? I would also like to include a picture of the finished product so the readers know what they are looking at. If you are not comfortable with this idea, then I understand! Please email me at rubieslikeruth{at}gmail{dot}com.

    ~Ana Renee

  10. I know this is from last fall.. but I just found the recipe&this is my must-make for tomorrow :) ( the best thing is, I haven't even had my first pumpkin latte yet! ;)