This homemade DIY pumpkin spice latte recipe tastes like your favorite fall Starbucks drink but is way cheaper—and healthier too, since it uses far less sugar. In fact, it’s sweetened with maple syrup (which really underscores the fall flavor), but you can use another sweetener and adjust the amount to taste.
Making your own pumpkin spice blend ensures it’s perfectly fresh, and you’ll have extra to use all autumn long. Check out all of our pumpkin spice recipe ideas if you need inspiration.
Shopping Note: Be sure you buy pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling for this recipe. Lower fat milk (skim or 2 percent) actually froths better, but you can also use oat milk in this recipe to make it vegan.
Special Equipment: You’ll probably want a milk frother for authentic body and texture, but if you don’t have one, see how to froth milk without a frother. And if you don’t own an espresso machine, the video demo of the recipe includes instructions on using a Moka Pot instead.
See more Starbucks copycat drink recipes when you’re craving something different (like a peppermint mocha or pink drink).
Make the pumpkin spice latte: