The Pumpkin Spice Latte is one of the most coveted seasonal drinks at Starbucks. The second that cold breeze starts coming out, people start asking for it. (Sometimes sooner!)
With social distancing still in effect, the regular trip you may be used to taking to Starbucks probably isn’t happening. But we’re here to help with our series of DIY Starbucks drinks from home! (Be sure to check out my favorite: Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew)
With everyone being snug at home and curled up on their couches, I figured the Pumpkin Spice Latte would be the perfect drink to feature!
At Starbucks, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is an espresso based drink. It contains Pumpkin Sauce, 2% milk, Espresso shots, whip cream, and Pumpkin Spice Topping.
The first ingredient that goes in your cup is the Pumpkin Sauce. There are many options available on Amazon. I use 2 tbsp for mine. You can also buy a Pumpkin Syrup instead of the sauce, but it won’t have the exact same taste or consistency as the sauce.
Next is the espresso. Starbucks uses Espresso Roast in their lattes, however you can also order it with Blonde Shots. So use your own preference! There are super cheap Stove-top Espresso Makers on Amazon, as well as Fancier Automatic ones, which in my opinion, are definitely worth the investment!
Next up is the milk. At Starbucks, they use 2% milk for their lattes unless you specify something else. Use whatever milk you prefer!
For hot lattes, warm up your milk with a Milk Frother, stove-top, or microwave. If you want to make it iced, pour cold milk straight into your cup and add ice!
And finally, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is topped with whip cream and Pumpkin Spice Topping. It’s a pretty easy recipe! So now you can have this super popular drink year round!
What are some other drinks you want us to cover? Comment below! (And be sure to check out our Medicine Ball Recipe!)
- 1 shot of espresso
- 2 tbsp Pumpkin Sauce
- 10oz Milk
- Whip Cream
- Pumpkin Spice Topping
- Ice (optional for iced version)
- Put your pumpkin sauce and shot of espresso in the bottom of your cup. Be sure to swirl or stir the two ingredients together well.
- Add milk (hot/steamed for a hot latte, cold for iced)
- If you are making this an iced latte, add ice!
- Top with whip cream and pumpkin spice topping.