Starbucks Inspired Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe #PSL

The first day of September screams fall to me, even though summer isn’t technically over yet! Walking into Starbucks this time of year means being bombarded with delicious scents of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin – and while I usually enjoy my Americano with a bit of cream, I can’t resist the temptation of the Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Have you read this recent post from Food Babe about the ingredients in a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte? It gave me some added incentive to create my own recipe to make at home!


This recipe is simple enough to make for yourself when you’re in a rush – and you won’t even have to wait in line at Starbucks to do it!

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Starbucks Inspired Pumpkin Spice Latte
Recipe type: Drink
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Serves: 1
An easy recipe to recreate the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte at home!
  • ¾ cup milk or non-dairy alternative
  • 1½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup of espresso or up to 1 cup of strong coffee
  • whipped cream and nutmeg (for garnish)
  1. Brew espresso or coffee.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat whisk together milk, brown sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and spice.
  3. When mixture is steaming (not quite boiling), pour over coffee.
  4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.



  1. September 1, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    I was so excited when they brought them in store early this year. Love this at home recipe too!

    • Margarita
      September 10, 2014 / 7:30 pm

      I know, everything was so fall before I was ready for it!

  2. September 1, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    yum this sounds so tasty! i love the psl’s!

  3. September 5, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing this…and the recipes! Fun blog!

    • Margarita
      September 10, 2014 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks so much!

  4. September 6, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    this sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I hope you saw the new giveaway I posted yesterday. xo

    • Margarita
      September 10, 2014 / 7:30 pm

      I’ll go check it out now!

  5. September 7, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! I hate all of the artificial flavors and sugars in store bought coffee drinks. This sounds like a wonderful (and more healthy!) alternative.

    • Margarita
      September 10, 2014 / 7:30 pm

      Me too, that’s why I stopped buying them, instead I stick with espresso & milk

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