As the leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold and the air takes on a crisp, refreshing chill, there’s one thing that warms our hearts during the fall season – the iconic Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte has become synonymous with autumn, and we’re here to help you recreate that cozy, spiced goodness at home. With a few simple ingredients and a dash of creativity, you can craft your very own Starbucks-inspired Pumpkin Latte that’s both delicious and customizable to your preferences.
Grab your favorite mug, and let’s make one, shall we?
How to make a Starbucks pumpkin latte:
1. Brew Your Coffee
- Start by brewing a fresh cup of your favorite coffee. You can use a coffee maker, French press, or even instant coffee if you’re in a hurry.
2. Heat Your Milk
- Pour the whole milk into a saucepan and heat it over medium-low heat. The milk can also be warmed in the microwave. Be careful not to boil it; you just want it to be hot.
3. Add the Pumpkin Spice
- Sprinkle in the pumpkin pie spice and stir it into the warmed milk. This spice blend is what gives the latte its signature autumnal taste.
4. Add Pumpkin Puree and Sugar
- Mix in the pumpkin puree and brown sugar until well combined. This step will give your latte that rich pumpkin flavor with a touch of sweetness.
5. Blend Pumpkin Mixture and Coffee
- Once your coffee is ready, add the pumpkin mixture to it, stirring until they are well combined. This will infuse the coffee with the delightful pumpkin flavor.
6. Froth Your Milk (Optional)
- Use a milk frother or whisk to froth the heated milk until it’s nice and foamy. This step adds that luxurious texture to your latte. Alternatively, you can use homemade whipped cream.
8. Garnish to Perfection
- If you’re feeling extra indulgent, drizzle some caramel sauce over the top and add a dollop of whipped cream. These optional toppings take your homemade pumpkin latte to the next level.
9. Sip and Savor
- Grab your coziest blanket, find a comfortable spot, and savor the warmth and spiciness of your homemade Starbucks-inspired Pumpkin Latte. Enjoy the comforting taste of fall in a cup.
The Starbucks-inspired Pumpkin Latte is the ultimate fall beverage, and with this easy-to-follow recipe, you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. Customize it to your liking, whether you prefer it with whole milk or a dairy-free alternative, and don’t forget to add those optional finishing touches of caramel and whipped cream for an extra treat.
Embrace the autumn season one sip at a time with this delightful and heartwarming drink. Happy fall, pumpkin coffee lovers!
Psst … Looking for more things pumpkin? Give these a try:
- Pumpkin Cheesecake (with NO WATER BATH!)
- Pumpkin French Toast with Cinnamon Maple Butter
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Risotto
STARBUCKS INSPIRED PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
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- ¾ Cup Whole Milk (for dairy free substitute almond, coconut or oat)
- ½ Cup of Hot Coffee
- 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
- 2 teaspoons Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Optional: caramel and whipped cream
- Warm the milk in the microwave. Add the pumpkin puree, spice, and brown sugar.
- Add ½ cup of hot coffee.
- Top with whipped cream and caramel, if using. Dust with another pinch of pumpkin pie spice.
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