Pumpkin Spice Latte

Packed with amazing flavors from real pumpkin and powerful SUPER SPICES – Ceylon cinnamon and ginger, this HEALTHY Pumpkin Spiced Latte will bring warmth to your cold Autumn days. It’s loaded with nutrients, made with all natural stuff and REFINED SUGAR-FREE. True Fall favorite hot drink.

Healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe

Autumn is the season of colder nights, beautiful natures colors and falling leaves. Also Autumn means the return of everyone’s favorite hot drinks – teas, hot chocolates, and of course lattes.

We all love our iced coffee and iced matcha in the summer, but fall and winter belong to the hot, frothy lattes. I just love to sit inside my apartment on a chilly day with a hot beverage in my hands, siping sweet deliciousness and just relax. If you’re into coffee drinks, you gonna love this recipe.

One of my favorite hot autumnal flavored drink is Pumpkin Spice Latte. But getting a good Pumpkin Spice Latte is usually limited to few coffee shops or Starbucks (if you’re lucky to have one in your town).Since I’m not a fan of overpriced, sugar-loaded drinks – like Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, I discovered the way to make a pretty decent copycat latte at home.

This homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte tastes SO GOOD, actually BETTER than any coffee shop stuff + it’s so much healthier with less calories and much more nutrients. Not to mention it’s a lot cheaper too.

Healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe

How to make Pumpkin Spice Latte

To make this delightful warming and flavorful Pumpkin Spice Latte you don’t need a fancy espresso machine, a milk frother, or other fancy toys. It doesn’t require any special syrups or store bought stuff. You’ll only need a few simple ingredients and just a few minutes of your time. It’s a super easy recipe, a no-brainer actually.

As a base, I used soy milk. This plant-based milk alternative is an excellent source of PROTEIN, dietary fiber, and healthy fat. It’s loaded with many vitamins and essential minerals too that promotes good health. + Soy milk is naturally much sweeter than other types of non-dairy milk. Meaning you will add less added sugars in your drinks. + It has higher fat content (similar to cow’s 2% milk) so it gives a really nice FOAM.

Skim milk or other milk alternatives – like almond or coconut milk won’t give you the same effect.

Healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe

Flavorful spices + some vanilla extract and PUMPKIN PUREE are what makes this Pumpkin Spice Latte so delightful. I ALWAYS use homemade pumpkin puree to make all my pumpkin breakfast, treats, and smoothies. Not some canned stuff. But REAL DEAL pumpkin.

Homemade pumpkin puree is so rich and naturally sweet + it’s LOADED with so many nutrients, like fibers and very potent antioxidants called beta-carotene. Yup! Super POWERFUL!

Pumpkin Pie Spice mix is so easy to make at home. It’s a blend of warm fall spices you likely already have in your cupboard – like Ceylon cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and a dash of cloves. You can use it in a multitude of recipes. It also makes the perfect gift for friends and family for Holidays.

Healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe

Of course, what you’ll also need to make this hot beverage is espresso or coffee. If you don’t have an espresso machine – actually you don’t even need to have one – just use strongly brewed coffee or coffee powders – like Nescafe espresso instant powder. I really LOVE its strong and flavorful taste. Sometimes I even use decaf. The rule is to use coffee brand you love because this latte is meant for enjoyment.

I topped this latte with foam made from soy milk. I dash it with some pumpkin spices for more flavor, and sprinkled with some honey bee pollen for immunity. Yummilicious and HEALTHY!

To make the foam, you just need a shaker or glass jar with the lid. Or microwave safe bowl if you’re gonna use microwave to heat up the milk. Pour the heated soy milk into shaker or jar and shake, shake, shake. Very soon you’ll get a wonderful thick foam that’s just perfect for your pumpkin spiced drink. Easy!

Since soy milk and pumpkin puree are naturally very sweet, you don’t need to add up a lot of added sugars in this latte. I did use a bit of organic honey to sweeten this beauty up. But you can use maple syrup or even date syrup if you want to make it completely vegan.

Healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe

Healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte is more than just some average hot beverage. It’s POWERFUL drink loaded with nutrients and healing spices – Ceylon cinnamon and ginger. It’s sweet and so tasteful, bursting with amazing Fall flavors, and made completely REFINED SUGAR-FREE with all natural and real ingredients.

I promise once you taste this amazing latte, it will become your fall favorite.

Healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe
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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Packed with amazing flavors from seasonal spices and real pumpkin, this healthy REFINED SUGAR-FREE Pumpkin Spice Latte is one delightful warming treat. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American, International
Keyword healthy, pumpkin spice latte, starbucks copycat
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 148 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree see my homemade pumpkin puree recipe
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or organic honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of hot brewed strong coffee or 1 shot of espresso

Instructions

  1. Place milk in a large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Take 1/3 of the heated milk and pour it into a shaker (or jar with the lid), reserve it.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the pumpkin puree, honey or syrup, pumpkin spice, vanilla, and the coffee into the heated milk. Whisk well until mixture is evenly combined.
  3. Pour the mixture in a cup.
  4. Take reserved heated milk that's in the shaker and shake as hard as you can until the milk is frothy around 30 seconds.
  5. Spoon milk foam as you would like onto your latte.
  6. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice and bee pollen, if desired.

Recipe Notes

As a measure, I used UScup (240ml)

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Potassium 456mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 14g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 103.4%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 32.3%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Have this Pumpkin Spice Latte with:
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Pumpkin Roll Cake
Pumpkin Loaf Cake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins 

These are my recommendation for this recipe:

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Healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe

Healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe

37 Comments

  1. I love that you made this healthier (and it’s so much cheaper too)! I think I have almost everything I need to make it already at home! :]

  2. We have been making our own loads this month. So much cheaper than going to Starbucks!

  3. Wow this looks so warming Natalie – perfect for this time of year. I couldn’t agree more about taking time to have a hot drink and relax, especially during the colder days!

  4. This looks like such a lovely treat! I will be trying it this weekend for sure!

  5. what a gorgeous looking Fall drink! Pinning it as well.

  6. perfect timing for this everyone here loves latte and we wait all year for it to come out at the local places now I can make it thanks!

  7. Oooh loving everything about this! So perfect for the season!

  8. I am a pumpkin fanatic. In fact, I have been known to enjoy pumpkin lattes all year long. I know for sure I will be having one at Starbucks tomorrow at the mall!!

  9. I could go for one of these right now! We got a cold spell all of the sudden

  10. I’m not a fan of pumpkin spice, but I have several friends who would kill for this recipe to make at home! I’ll definitely be sharing with them

  11. It’s the time of the year when I enjoy pumpkin.. this looks and sounds super delicious can’t wait to give it a try!

  12. Oh my! This sounds like such a wonderful treat. I love that you used soy too! It’s always great and creamy in coffee.

  13. Oh, I want to try this latte immediately. It’s a great idea to have a cup of this fragrant drink in the morning. Love this. I’m sure this is incredibly delicious!

  14. What a delicious looking pumpkin spice latte. It looks so easy to make and a perfect way to stay warm for the fall.

  15. We love making fancy coffee drinks at home. They seem more special than the ones we purchase at the coffee shop. But I’ve yet to recreate the atmosphere of a coffee shop in my kitchen! LOL

  16. This looks so good Natalie. So simple, easy and comforting. My husband would love this. Love the bee pollen on top. I have never tired it.

  17. I love a good pumpkin spice latte – especially a healthier, yet still delicious version! How fun to sprinkle on bee pollen – gotta try that!

  18. Oh my, homemade vegan pumpkin spice latte looks absolutely delicious. I will have to try this for my husband sometime real soon.

  19. Ah, pumpkin latte is a favorite of mine. Your recipe is delicious! Easy to follow and the savings from not buying those expensive lattes, perfect!

  20. This sounds so much healthier and tastier than Starbucks. I love how creamy soy milk is in drinks like this. It really makes it a decadent morning treat!

  21. Marisa Franca

    Thank you for making a healthier version for a latte I simply love. Here I was wanting something to perk me up this afternoon. This is it!! I have all the ingredients and now I’m going to take a break and make my pumpkin spice latte.

  22. Your pumpkin latte looks and sounds wonderful! So much better than anything I could order out and with all natural ingredients!

  23. when I so the picture I was wondering the yellow thing in the latte, Finally when I checked the recipe I found the bee pollen, I haven’t tried but saw it in the grocery store, I am going to try your recipe with bee pollen.

  24. I’m so happy to find a copycat version, it gets expensive going to starbucks to get these. And as a plus I can stay in my pajamas to drink this one 😉

  25. It looks so delicious! I need to make my own more often as homemade is 1000 times better than storebought!

  26. Kelly Anthony

    We could all use a little more PSL in our lives! Especially those of us who are coffee-obsessed 😉 Thanks for the great recipe!

  27. Wow you’ve just awakened some serious inspiration! How cool is that, you can just take soy milk and shake it to produce that beautiful foam? I love that you have used real pumpkin puree in this delicious looking pumpkin spice latte. It’s a beautiful recipe, I wish I could reach out and take it! Thanks for sharing 😀

  28. All of my pumpkin spice dreams can come true without leaving my house. Why go to S-bucks when I can make it myself? Thanks for the inspiration.

  29. My husband adores latte and I’m sure he’d love to try this delicious sounding Pumpkin Spiced Latte!
    We already have the ingredients so we’re set to go! A lovely warming drink just right for this time of year!

  30. This is pure comfort food, Natalie. I love how simple and easy this is. I remember in Starbucks this is expensive. Can’t wait to try. Love the addition of bee polen.

  31. Oh I love to make my pumpkin spice latte with homemade pumpkin puree. And anyways, how delicious it looks!

  32. Beautiful photos I must say. I’m a pumpkin fanatic and this latte looks best! Perfect latte to warm you up on chilly winter evening.

  33. I LOVE that this version of a pumpkin spice late is refined sugar free! And who knew making foam at home was so easy? I can’t wait to try it!

  34. You make this sound so easy! I love a good latte and this one sounds delicious, and I’m so glad I don’t need any fancy equipment to make it. Great recipe, I can’t wait to try it.

  35. Why would you go out and buy expensive pumpkin latte, when you can prepare this at home. Such a delicious and warming drink for autumn chilly nights.

  36. I’m definitely in the Pumpkin Spice Latte club! I love that your recipe is healthy, because that means that I can have Pumpkin Spiced Lattes whenever I want! I’m excited to have found a version without all of the sugar. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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