How do you make a pumpkin spice latte from scratch?
This recipe simplifies the process for the every day home barista. Start by heating pumpkin puree, sugar, and pumpkin spice until the sugar is dissolved. Next, heat the milk and vanilla in the mixture then (carefully) transfer it to a mason jar and shake vigorously until foamy. Combine with strongly brewed coffee, and you’ve got an out-of-this-world PSL.
Alternatively, you could heat 3/4 cup milk with 2 tablespoons homemade pumpkin spice syrup in the microwave for 1 minute. Shake until foamy and proceed with the rest of the recipe. In either scenario, a miniature mountain of whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top is highly encouraged.
What is pumpkin spice seasoning made of?
2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving
1 c. whole milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. hot espresso or strongly brewed coffee
Whipped cream, for serving
- In a small saucepan, combine the pumpkin puree, brown and granulated sugars, pumpkin pie spice and 1 tablespoon of water. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula, 2-3 minutes until the mixture looks smooth and the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the milk and vanilla to the pot and whisk until very smooth. Cook 2-3 minutes until just simmering. Remove from the heat. Whisk vigorously or let cool slightly, transfer to a mason jar, cover and shake vigorously to create a foamy milk.
- Add the coffee to a mug and immediately top with the foamy pumpkin spice milk. Top with whipped cream and an additional sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, if desired.