Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Skip Starbucks and make this healthy homemade pumpkin spice latte made with almond milk at home. It’s easy to make, vegan and delicious! 

If you like the thought of a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks but would rather skip the extra calories and sugar, you are going to LOVE the homemade version I’m featuring today. It’s crazy to me that even the smallest size (a tall) non-fat, no whip PSL from Starbucks has 200 calories and 37 grams of sugar! The sugary syrup is the culprit. It contains sugar, condensed nonfat milk, sweet condensed nonfat milk and a few other ingredients including coloring and artificial flavors.

Photo of pumpkin spice latte in a glass mug topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.

I’m all about keeping my food/beverages as natural as possible, which is why I love this homemade pumpkin spice latte. You can have a pumpkin spice latte any day of the week and feel good about it with ingredients you can pronounce, no added sugar and a low amount of calories. The best part? It doesn’t cost $4.00 a pop!

Overhead photo of a glass mug full of a pumpkin spice latter topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients

  • brewed coffee – I used cold-brew pumpkin spice coffee but plain coffee or even 1-2 shots of espresso works great as well!
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • pumpkin puree – you can make your own or buy it! If you buy it, make sure the ingredient list is just “pureed pumpkin”… don’t accidentally buy pumpkin pie puree!
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla extract
  • maple syrup – or sweetener of choice.
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Substitutions & Notes

Coffee – Like I mentioned, any coffee or espresso works for this drink!

Milk – I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk for another layer of flavor but any dairy-free milk would work!

Sweetener – I like using maple syrup best but I’m sure honey or another sweetener of your choice would be delicious too. I’ve tried it with Stevia for a sugar-free option and that worked great!

Ingredients to make a homemade pumpkin spice latte on a marble countertop: pumpkin, pumpkin spice, coffee, almond milk and maple syrup..

How to Make a Homemade PSL

There are two ways to make this!

With a handheld frother or blender: In a cup or saucepan, mix together almond milk and pumpkin. Cook on medium heat on the stove top or microwave for 30-45 seconds. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, spices and sweetener, place in a cup and use a frother to foam the milk. You can also use an immersion blender – just process for 30 seconds or until foamy. Pour coffee into a large mug, add the foamy milk mixture on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

With a Breville milk frother: Add the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and maple syrup to your hot coffee. Froth cold almond milk in the Breville milk frother and pour over coffee. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

You might find some pumpkin pulp at the bottom of your glass and that’s totally normal. Starbucks would have it too… if they were using natural ingredients and not syrup.

Overhead photo of two glass mugs of pumpkin spice lattes topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.

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Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

4 from 45 votes
Skip Starbucks and make this healthy homemade pumpkin spice latte made with almond milk at home. It’s easy to make, vegan and delicious!
Photo of pumpkin spice latte in a glass mug topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces brewed coffee, or 1-2 shots of espresso
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 Tablespoons canned pumpkin or homemade pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, or sweetener of choice
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • With a handheld frother or blender: In a cup or sauce pan, mix together almond milk and pumpkin. Cook on medium heat on the stove top or microwave for 30-45 seconds. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, spices and sweetener, place in a cup and use a frother to foam the milk. You can also use a blender — just process for 30 seconds or until foamy. Pour coffee into a large mug, add the foamy milk mixture on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!
  • With Breville milk frother: add the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and maple syrup to your hot coffee. Froth cold almond milk in the Breville milk frother and pour over coffee. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Feel free to use your favorite sweetener here. Stevia works great if you’re looking for a sugar-free option.

Nutrition

Serving: 1latte Calories: 83kcal Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 1g Fat: 1g Sodium: 94mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 11g
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy pumpkin spice latte, homemade pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice latte, vegan pumpkin spice latte

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    97 comments
    1. Brittney
      September 19, 2021 AT 8:30 pm

      5 stars
      So easy and delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 20, 2021 AT 1:42 pm

        So pumped you enjoyed this pumpkin spice latte! Thanks for the review, Brittney :).

    2. Maya N.
      September 9, 2021 AT 4:46 pm

      5 stars
      This was delicious!! To me, it tasted much better than Starbucks because the sweetness wasn’t overpowering and I loved the use of real pumpkin puree. I’ve never made a recipe on your page that I haven’t liked!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 10, 2021 AT 10:42 am

        Yay! This makes me so happy to hear! Thanks so much for the review, Maya. It means so much to me!

    3. Denver Hilland
      March 19, 2021 AT 8:05 am

      5 stars
      This turned out way better than I could have imagined. So simple but so good. I thought it would be a decent substitute for Sbucks but I actually think I like this better because it isn’t packed with sugar. Really really great recipe, thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 19, 2021 AT 11:45 am

        So glad you enjoyed this latte, Denver! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    4. Sarah
      February 10, 2021 AT 10:24 am

      4 stars
      This is pretty good! Now that it’s the grey, cold Polar Vortex days of February, I wanted to bring back the warm spices of the holidays. I added a scoop of collagen and blended this up. Perfect!

    5. Lorna
      January 19, 2021 AT 3:59 am

      4 stars
      The milk froth was delicious, but I didn’t like it with coffee. Will try with chai tea next time!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 20, 2021 AT 12:14 pm

        Let me know what you think of it!

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