If you’re a pumpkin spice latte fan, like so many of us are, you’re going to love this homemade iced pumpkin spice latte.
>> You might also like to try this Iced Chai Tea Latte.
Whether you don’t want to wait until the official release of pumpkin spice at Starbucks or you’re looking to cut down on the number of expensive coffee drinks you buy, this recipe will make your day.
Ever since Starbucks introduced their pumpkin spice latte, it’s been growing in popularity, to the point where it’s being released earlier and earlier every year to satisfy the craving.
I am completely addicted to iced coffee and I make one pretty much every afternoon. It’s not necessary to pay the prices at Starbucks, when I can make it at home for a fraction of the cost. This iced mocha is a great option when you are craving something sweet and want to dress up your daily iced coffee.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes should be shared and enjoyed. So here’s my recipe. It’s very close to the taste of a Starbucks.
Ooh, you also have to try this amazing Creme Brulee latte (another Starbucks look-a-like).
How to Make Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
The perfect latte starts with a shot of espresso. The best method is with an espresso machine. If you don’t have one, check out our favorite brands here.
It doesn’t really work to use brewed coffee, because it’s not strong enough for this drink. But if you have no other options, you can brew a really strong cup of coffee to replace the espresso.
The espresso doesn’t have to be cold when you pour it over the ice, but it will melt the ice and the latte can become watery. For this reason, I prefer to cool the espresso before using it.
While the espresso is chilling, mix up the pumpkin spice milk. You can do this by combining the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar (or sugar substitute), vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender and mixing until smooth.
Fill a tall glass with ice (don’t skimp on the ice!), pour the espresso into the glass. Then top it up with the milk mixture.
If you want to make this a decadent treat, you can top the drink with whipped cream (or for an extra shot of coffee, top it with dalgona whipped coffee!) and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, like Starbucks does. I usually skip that step, because the whip cream isn’t necessary to me, but it’s up to you!
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This Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is easy to make at home and is full of delicious pumpkin spice flavor.
- 2 shots of espresso (or 1/4 cup strong coffee)
- 1 cup 2% milk (or milk alternative)
- 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp sugar (or sugar substitute)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, additional for garnish
- whipped cream, optional for serving
- Make the espresso and chill it.
- Mix the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Fill a 16 oz glass with ice. Pour the espresso over the top. Add the milk mixture. Stir. Top with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 9g
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Laura is the founder and editor of the travel blogs Savored Sips and Savored Journeys. She is dedicated to sharing the best information about drinks found around the world.