How to Make Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Avoid the Lines and Save Some Money

Italian Home Kitchen Blog

185148026Ah, the pumpkin spice latte. It’s become a seasonal favorite, but it doesn’t come cheap, and you often have to wait in frustratingly long lines in order to secure your frothy, spicy treat. Fortunately, it’s not that hard to make a fantastic pumpkin spice latte at home, and save yourself some time and money in the process.

If you’re making a PSL at home, you may as well make it extra special. This recipe—unlike many coffee shop pumpkin spice lattes—actually contains pumpkin instead of just pumpkin flavored syrup!

You’ll need the following ingredients and quantities to make your latte:

  • 2 Tbsp canned pumpkin
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1-2 shots espresso
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice, more to garnish
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • Fresh-ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup heavy cream, whipped

You’ll also need the following equipment to prepare your drink:

  • Espresso maker or coffee maker
  • Blender

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