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How to make a Pumpkin spice latte

You’ll want to know how to make a pumpkin spice latte, so you can make these at home and save so much money during the fall months!

I’m so excited about this pumpkin spice latte recipe.  That doesn’t really tell you all that much since I’m excited about new recipes every week… but this week I’m particularly excited.

Why is that, you ask? Well, I loved this week’s pumpkin spice latte recipe.  My husband loved this week’s recipe.  My son loved this week’s recipe.  And when you learn how to make a pumpkin spice latte at home, I hope you’ll love it too!

Today I’m going to show you how to make a pumpkin spice Latte, in the comfort of your own home… without waiting in long lines or shelling out a gazillion pennies.   We’re going to make a “tall” latte, as they say in the coffee world.

Start with the milk.  You can use any sort of milk you’d like.  I usually use nonfat milk because I’m always trying to lighten things up.  Honestly, it’s the best tasting with whole milk because it’s so rich and creamy.  Try alternative milk like soy milk, almond milk or coconut milk too.  It’s completely up to you.

Add 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree to one half cup of milk.  Make sure you use plain, unsweetened pumpkin puree since you’ll be adding sugar to the recipe. Add a little brown sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk it all together and put it in the microwave until it’s hot and steamy.  If you don’t like to use the microwave, you can do this on the stove instead.

Do you use coffee or espresso for a Pumpkin Spice Latte?

You can use either.  I have a coffee maker at home, and I have an espresso machine.  Whatever you’d like to use, go ahead and brew it right into your pumpkin milk.

Finish off your pumpkin spice latte with a couple of splashes of cream (I use half & half), and a teaspoon or two of sugar.  Stir to combine.

Now you know how to make a pumpkin spice latte!  You can drink it like this, or you can add a little bit of whipped cream (optional, but not really).  And be sure to sprinkle some nutmeg on top.