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 stovetop 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 69 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
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

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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    107 comments
    1. Molly
      March 4, 2022 AT 9:12 pm

      5 stars
      This was so warm and satisfying! I made it in the evening with decaf coffee. I always have vanilla protein shakes on hand so I used that instead of the almond milk. Turned out great. It’ll probably be my before bed treat from now on 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 5, 2022 AT 1:18 pm

        Ooh, that sounds so good, Molly! Thanks for sharing and leaving a review, I really appreciate it!

    2. Paula
      January 10, 2022 AT 8:42 am

      I’m a little late to the party, but wanted a fancier coffee and no longer like Starbuck’s lattes after doing Whole 30. They are way too sweet and not worth the calories. Thank you for this recipe. Delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 10, 2022 AT 11:02 am

        Yay!! So happy to hear you enjoyed this pumpkin spice latte, Paula. Thanks so much for the review. It means so much to me!

    3. Ryssa
      October 31, 2021 AT 10:53 am

      4 stars
      I just made the pumpkin spice latte since it is Halloween morning even though for this year, Halloween falls on a Sunday. The latte tastes simple which is what I’d prefer over sugary drinks at Starbucks! Thank you for this fun and easy recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 1, 2021 AT 12:09 pm

        Woo!! Happy to hear you enjoyed this pumpkin spice latte, Ryssa. Thanks so much for trying them out and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate the feedback!

    4. Amy
      October 29, 2021 AT 4:00 pm

      This sounds delicious! Could I make a bigger batch and keep it in the fridge for the next day?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 1, 2021 AT 7:15 pm

        Definitely!

    5. Nita
      October 28, 2021 AT 8:31 am

      5 stars
      Brittany! OMG this is so good! I made your pumpkin spice blend and used oat milk!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 28, 2021 AT 11:27 am

        Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed this pumpkin spike latter, Nita. Thanks for the review!!

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