This pumpkin spice latte brings new meaning to the word, delicious!
Can you believe I’ve had never had a pumpkin spice latte before September of 2011? How nuts is that? I went my entire life up until then without having ever tasted this deliciousness. I eventually took a sip of a friend’s PSL from Starbucks and just about fell over at the amount of sugar. It made my teeth ache! But I did like the flavor, so I decided to go home and try making it myself. What I came up with is, in my humble opinion, leaps and bounds better than the sip I took that day from my friend’s drink.
In fact, I have to be careful not to let Mini Chef get ahold of this because it’s almost like candy. Hot or cold, this is seriously good stuff! I would even be willing to bet that you too could kick the Starbucks habit completely with this little recipe. My friend sure did! The price, flavor and nutrition of this homemade version is just so much better!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Calories
Lets compare the nutrition data of this drink to the Starbucks version. This is directly from their website.
Now check out the data of this recipe!
That’s quite a difference, don’t you think? The ingredient list alone is a major upgrade for your health when you make this at home!
NOTE: I made this using a French press. So it was easy to get these specific measurements. If you use a coffee maker, you’ll need to adjust the amounts of all the ingredients based on the amount of coffee you use. You can double or triple or….
If using a coffee maker, be sure you use the type that requires the paper coffee filters. The spices will clog your machine if you have the other type that does not use these filters.
Holiday Drink Ideas
Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- French Press OR coffee maker with paper filters
- 4 tbsp. ground coffee
- 1 tbsp. pumpkin spice
- 2 ½ cups water
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of your choosing
- ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
- Combine the coffee and the pumpkin spice and brew as usual with the specified amount of water.
- Pour the maple syrup in the bottom of your cup with the vanilla extract and pour half of the hot coffee over that.
- Add 1 cup of milk and stir.
- Repeat steps 2-3 for the second serving.
This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 9/20/11.