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Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte

Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte
 

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You don’t need to spend your dollars on expensive Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte anymore – you can get a perfectly delicious and super easy Pumpkin Spice Latte in the comfort of your own home! Get your comfy pants on, hair in a bun, and pour yourself a cup of this easy homemade blender pumpkin spice latte.

 

You may say – oh this is just so basic. I say: who cares? It is seriously, ridiculously delicious. You can spice it up just as much or as little as you want. I LOVE pumpkin season, and if you do too, I’m sure you will love creamy parmesan pumpkin pasta, pumpkin crème brûlée, Moroccan butternut and chevre soup and white chocolate pumpkin muffins as well! 

 

There’s more where they came from, just search for either butternut or pumpkin in the search bar, or you can click these shortcuts: pumpkin & butternut.

 

Pumpkin or butternut squash?

 

I often make pumpkin puree out of butternut, because it is a more flavorful vegetable but they still serve the same purpose. I say you can definitely use butternut whenever the recipe calls for pumpkin. You can read more about that in how to make your own pumpkin puree.

 

Making your own pumpkin puree is a lot cheaper than buying canned (especially here in Norway!!), and thus making this pumpkin spice latte even cheaper to make at home. There’s no problem in using canned either, just know you have the option. 

 

Homemade pumpkin puree can be a lot more watery than canned, but for this latte you don’t have to worry about it. If you want to use the puree in for example pumpkin muffins, it could be a good idea to run the puree through a sieve first to get rid of the excess water.

 

But that’s easy peasy and not even needed for this particular recipe!

 

Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

How to store leftover pumpkin spice latte

 

If you know you’re not going to drink it all today or tomorrow, you can make the pumpkin mixture into some sort of coffee syrup. A syrup can keep in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

 

Follow the recipe in the recipe card below, but instead of adding all the 2 cups of milk into the saucepan, take out 2/3 of the syrup first, and then pour in just 2/3 cup milk (or more if you like a very milky latte). 

 

Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

If you made it all including the 2 cups of milk, that’s not a problem either. Store leftover pumpkin milk covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

Whenever you are ready to make one again, simply pour 1 cup of the mixture into a saucepan to heat it back up. Pour the milk into a blender, and blend for 30 seconds (if you want the frothy top). Then pour it over 1/2 cup of strong, hot coffee. 

 

Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

You don’t need fancy equipment to make great lattes

 

I always thought we needed some fancy equipment to make lattes. I don’t drink much coffee, so I am no expert. But when I figured we could just use our blender, that opened a whole new world to me! Black coffee is too bitter and in my opinion.

 

Cappuccinos and lattes, however, that’s a whole different story. Mixing coffee with milk and sugarthen it becomes the magic I know it can do. Adding delicious pumpkin and earthy, warming spices of fall and it screams snuggle time!

 

Another delicious fall latte is this apple caramel latte macchiato made with apple cider. If you like pumpkin spice latte I’m positive you will love that one too!

 

Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

However, you don’t even need to use the blender

 

The blender helps to make that frothy top of the milk. You can use a milk frother too, or you can simply omit the step. Pouring hot pumpkin milk into coffee… you can’t really go wrong with that either. 

 

Sometimes when I’m re-heating leftover pumpkin milk, I just simply pour it directly into my hot coffee. No froth, but even easier – and no clean-up!

 

Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

How to make this easy homemade blender pumpkin spice latte

 

In a small saucepan on medium heat, add in pumpkin puree and all the spices. I’ve got a recipe for pumpkin pie spice in the recipe of these lovely pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies. Stir until it all smells cooked, around 2 minutes (1). Add in brown sugar, and stir until it becomes a thick syrup (2).

 

Steps to make the pumpkin spice milk.

 

Pour in the milk and vanilla (3) and only give it a gentle warm up (4). Milk is dangerous on the stove, violently pouring all over your counter if you don’t keep your eyes open. Once it’s all warm and mixed, pour it into a blender. Blend for around 30 seconds. Remember the mixture becomes larger as it fluffs up.

 

Make 1 1/2 cup strong coffee and divide it between three mugs. Pour in the pumpkin milk mixture (about 1 cup each), give it a stir and it’s ready!

 

Adding whipped cream and caramel really liven it up, making it extra indulgent and decadent. I suggest making a batch of this homemade salted caramel sauce, and keep in the fridge for when you want to drink another pumpkin spice latte.

 

Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

And the day will come, I’m telling you.

 

There’s not much that is more comforting than hot coffee, creamy milk and warming fall spices once the weather drops. If you want more inspiration, I can recommend to check out these 22 cozy hot fall drinks

 

And don’t forget to serve these lattes with a white chocolate pumpkin muffin or apple cider donuts!

 

Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

If you liked this recipe, I’m sure you will love these other fall treats as well:

 

 

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This recipe was originally published on Aug 30th 2018, but updated on Sep 9th 2020 for better content.

Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte

Easy Homemade Blender Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yield: 3 drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You don't need to spend your dollars on expensive Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte anymore - you can get a perfectly delicious and super easy Pumpkin Spice Latte in the comfort of your own home!

Ingredients

Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • 4 tbsp pumpkin puree, recipe link below, but store bought is fine
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (not a typo)
  • 2 cups milk, 500ml
  • 1 1/2 cup strong coffee, 350ml
  • whipped heavy cream, for topping, optional
  • salted caramel sauce, for topping, optional, recipe link below

Pumpkin Pie Spice (makes 1/3 cup)

  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Pumpkin pie spice: Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight container.
  2. In a small saucepan on medium heat, add in pumpkin puree and 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Stir until it all smells cooked, around 2 minutes. Add in brown sugar, and stir until it becomes a thick syrup.
  3. Pour in the milk and vanilla and only give it a gentle warm-up. Once it's all warm and mixed, pour it into a blender. Blend for around 30 seconds*. Remember the mixture becomes larger as it fluffs up.
  4. Make strong coffee and divide between the mugs. Pour in the pumpkin milk mixture, give it a stir and it's ready! Extra special with whipped cream and salted caramel sauce.
  5. Leftovers: Leftover pumpkin milk can be store covered in the refrigerator for 3 days. Re-heat and blend again if you want the frothy top.**

Notes

Recipe for Salted Caramel Sauce

Recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Puree

* You actually don't have to use the blender, you can also froth it with a milk frother. If the froth itself isn't so important to you, you can simply omit the blender step altogether and pour the pumpkin milk directly into the coffee. 

** If you want to keep it for longer than 3 days, do not add milk to the pumpkin syrup, but take out 2/3 of the syrup before adding 2/3 cup of milk - that way you are making only one serving today. The syrup lasts for 1 week in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1/3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 16.9gFiber: 0.8gProtein: 5.8g

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Kaz Gachingu

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

Like seriously it sounds like it is going to save huge bucks of mine which I can plan to spend later. Thanks for sharing such an amazing an easy to follow detailed recipe, can't wait to try this weekend.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

Thank you so much! I hate spending more money than I have to, and this is so much better too!

Stephanie Simmons

Tuesday 4th of September 2018

I literally cannot wait to try this! Its getting chilly in Wisconsin and I already got all my fall decor and candles out :) Now all I need is a warm mug of pumpkin spice latte!

April

Monday 3rd of September 2018

Oh my goodness! This looks and sounds perfect! I am so ready for fall and spice lattes. I am wondering if this would work with sweet potatoes instead? What do you think?

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Monday 3rd of September 2018

Thank you so much, April! I haven't tried it, but I can't see why it shouldn't work. It sounds like a really good idea!

Jennifer

Sunday 2nd of September 2018

This sounds delicious! Love that it is made at home, better for the pocketbook, and better for the environment! Thanks for sharing!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Sunday 2nd of September 2018

So many great arguments, thank you so much, Jennifer!

Jacqueline Debono

Saturday 1st of September 2018

I never realized a latte could be so divinely delicious but your pumpkin spice latte has taught me otherwise. Can't wait to try it when pumpkin season starts!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Sunday 2nd of September 2018

Thank you so much! Remember to make pumpkin puree to last until next year!

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