Enjoy the taste of autumn!

Pumpkin SPice latte

Autumn is my favorite time of year!  And when pumpkins arrive at the farmer’s market and grocery store it’s a reminder that it’s time to make my favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe!

It can be expensive to have the barista make them for you-so I love to make them at home!  It’s also a great way to make it exactly the way you like it.  I found this recipe several years ago in Good Housekeeping magazine and I’ve been making it ever since.  Unlike some recipes that rely on artificial flavorings-it contains pure pumpkin, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte-

Pumpkin spice latte recipe

I created this illustrated version of the recipe that is available as a free download at the end of this post.  The recipe is very simple to make with simple ingredients from your pantry, and it doesn’t take much time!  I save the unused pumpkin for other recipes such as pumpkin bread, cookies or pie!

{umpkin spice latte ingredients

Simmer the sugar, water, pumpkin, pumpkin spice and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan, whisking occasionally for 10 minutes.  Strain it twice through a mesh strainer during the cooling process as it will remove some of the pumpkin solids from the syrup.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The finished syrup is a lovely deep amber and tastes (and smells) wonderful!  When the syrup is completely cool, pour it into a pitcher and store it in the refrigerator for up to a month.  It never lasts that long in my house!

Pumpkin spice latte mug

Stir before using and mix 1-2 tablespoons of the syrup with coffee and warm milk to taste.  I also like a version using 1 tablespoon of half and half (20 calories and 1 1/2 grams of fat)  and 1 tablespoon of the syrup.  It makes a creamy, smooth latte with the taste of cinnamon and pumpkin, but it’s not overly sweet.  And the recipe works well with soy milk if you prefer!

Pumpkin spice latte

A Pumpkin Spice latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top makes a wonderful dessert!

This recipe let’s you treat yourself to a Pumpkin Spice latte every day without worrying about the coffee-shop prices.  Pour yourself a cup and light a fire in the fireplace and you’re ready for fall!

Enjoy the taste of autumn!

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