Sunday 23 October 2022

How to make the perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte at home

I am taking part in Blogtober 2022 and will be writing posts with various themes/prompts throughout October. Today's prompt is: Anything pumpkin!

Autumn lovers and pumpkin worshippers alike are happy at this time of year with Starbucks selling their Pumpkin Spice Latte. I had never tried one until this year. It was nice, something different but not amazing but the thing was a few days later I fancied another. There is some kind of Autumn magic about them.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

How to make the perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte at home!

1. Create some pumpkin puree.
The first step is to make the pumpkin puree. Begin by slicing, deseeding and then deveining your pumpkin. Bake the pumpkin for 45 minutes at 374 degrees Fahrenheit (190 ◦C) in a preheated oven. Then blend in a food processor until smooth. 

If you are short on time, perhaps try a pre made pumpkin puree that will make the process speedier. Supermarkets sell it, especially at this time of year.

2. Create the perfect spice blend.

Whilst you wait for the puree to bake, you can begin to create the vital spice blend that gives the latte its distinctive flavour.

To create the perfect blend of spices, you will need:

4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
2 teaspoons of ground ginger.
1 teaspoon of ground cloves.
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

It is worth noting that this recipe can be adapted to suit most dietary requirements or if you only have cinnamon sticks, you can ground down to be used in this recipe.

3. Heat up your chosen milk.

In a pan, warm 2 mugs of your chosen milk (dairy or non-dairy alternative).

4. Mix together.

In a heatproof glass or mug combine 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree and 1 shot of espresso, add half a teaspoon of your spice mix and whisk until smooth. For extra sweetness, include 1 tablespoon of sugar or 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Add in the warm milk and any leftover froth and stir.”

To achieve maximum autumnal cosiness serve in a large mug or to achieve the cafe aesthetic, serve in a tall glass. Don’t forget to serve with whipped cream, a dusting of cocoa powder and a cinnamon stick for stirring.

Do you like the Pumpkin Spice Latte drinks?

The idea for this blog post and instructions on how to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte came from Jack and Beyond.


  1. Thisiswhereitisat23 October 2022 at 19:15

    I never thought about making it at home, I will have to give it a try x

  2. I like pumpkin flavored sweets, but the pumpkin spice latte is a bit too sweet for me (which is really saying something). Making it at home is a great idea as you can adjust for personal taste!

  3. This sounds so good. Thanks for the recipe Kim! #MMBC

  4. Ooh this looks so lovely. I will definitely be making this. I was away at the weekend but my daughter made PSL and PS Biscuits. She saved me a biscuit but I missed out on the PSL xxx

  5. I tried a pumpkin spice latte last year for the first time from Starbucks. It was nice but I didn’t love it. The funny thing is Starbucks only offer PSL for us now and we are in spring. Maybe they taste better in the Autumn haha!