Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte: A Tutorial.

This isn’t the prettiest I’ve ever looked but it’s for a good cause.


In your blender mix 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, 1 cup of milk, 1/4 tsp each cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger. Blend. Pour into a microwave safe dish and heat it up. Or heat on the stove if you prefer.

Mix milk and pumpkin with coffee and drink up.

I added some maple syrup but I found it too sweet, so I recommend tasting before sweetening.

This recipe will make 1 BIG coffee or 2 coffee mug sized ones. This recipe doubles well and will keep in the fridge for 3 days.

To read more about homemade pumpkin spice latte’s visit last year’s comparison post.

And what else to do with all that pumpkin? Well, I’ll tell you.

Share any pumpkin recipes you have.


I have a guest post up at Taming Insanity today, you should read it…uhm…I mean watch it. I am trusting one of you to step up and tell me when the time comes for me to stop this vlogging business. Please.



  1. Nora and I are watching this over and over. Me, for the coffee, her for the kiddos. Well, me for the kiddos too. Good camera work, Clarabel!

    • She liked being the camera girl. I should of mentioned the kids didn’t have coffee in their tea cups, just the pumpkin/milk.

  2. Haha! Luv it :) Clarabel may have a future in this business!

  3. Didn’t see the video, but I’m totally going to save this recipe!

  4. My wallet thanks you.

    A lot.

  5. I found this recipe for pumpkin that I want to make: http://tastesbetterwithfriends.com/2011/09/27/pumpkin-smores/

  6. I think you may have single-handedly charmed most of the Twitterverse today…people LOVE their pumpkin lattes!

    • All these nice words are in danger of going straight to my head. ;)
      My post last year about PSL is my biggest of all time, I knew it was a good topic.

  7. C-bel did a great job at filming. Also, I sent the link to Mark. He’s all over the pumpkin spice.

  8. but will be making this latte later today at around the 2pm slump time. :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love this vlogging business of yours! Makes me laugh! Go Kristin!!

  10. i will be FOR SURE trying out this recipe {i can almost smell it now}

  11. Yum! I have to admit – I don’t drink coffee, but I really want to try this. I think my kids would love the latte/milk mixture you gave your kids. Mommy will be a hero on Sunday now! ;)

    • The kids liked it plain. You could top it with whipped cream and you’d be a super star. I bet it would be good with strong tea too.
      I will be a hero too with my egg cup mini muffins!

  12. I love this! I think my kids would enjoy it too. We’ll be trying this this weekend!

  13. Yum! I will be trying this recipe but with soy instead of milk and will be making it on the stove. Thanks for all the pumpkin recipes and the prompt idea for the week.

    • Let me know how it works with soy milk, I bet vanilla flavoured would be delish. Or chocolate.
      Thanks for using my prompt, I had a lot of fun.
      Happy pumpkin-ing.

  14. I like it when you make things easy for me.

  15. Lula Lola says:

    I’m ashamed to admit, I don’t even own a coffee maker. But, this looks like a reason to buy one. I love all things pumpkin! I may have to try this little girl style!
    And I love the video and you’ve got a brilliant videographer! Love it!

    • Thanks. I think she liked being the video girl. I bet you could add the milk/pumkpin mix to strong tea. Or just drink it like hot chocolate.

  16. Well, I have a can of pumpkin that I was saving for a pie, but now I think I might have to replace it. There just happens to be a fresh pot of coffee on the counter as well! I’m in a chai tea phase at the moment and may experiment with that this afternoon.

    • And…

      • Too busy with the apples today, I didn’t get to it. I have mixed up a batch of the pumpkin concoction and will add to my coffee in the morning. Can’t wait!

        • So, I didn’t manage to get in a coffee before school today (volunteer day) but I am resting comfortably with a pumpkin spice chai tea latte. So yum! I typically don’t add sugar to my tea/coffee but I did add a sprinkle of sugar in the raw.

  17. Yummers! This would make a fantastic smoothie as well. I’m thinking a little almond butter and some soaked dates. YUMMER! Your Mini-Mueslis are pretty darn cute.

  18. Kristin, this is pumpkin spice GENIUS.

  19. Genius…I would’ve never thought to make my own pumpkin spice latte, but I love them! Great job (and adorable blog btw – love the design)!

  20. I am definitely filing this away for future use! It sounds so delicious! And you kids make excellent camera people.

    • My oldest liked being the camera girl. We filmed 2 that day and she was having fun.
      It is especially delicious with a pumpkin muffin. Let me know if you try it out.

  21. Your crew steals the show! Too cute!

  22. Pumpkin Spice Latte? Sounds very weird from here in France but why not, I like to try before saying it’s weird!

    • It’s a seasonal Starbuck’s speciality. But their version is very high in added sugar and very low in anything healthy. A homemade one is delicious and healthy, and much more affordable.

  23. Mmmmm, sounds delicious! And great camera work from your daughter!

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