How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home

Publish Date September 12, 2023 2 Minute Read

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home: Video & Recipe

In celebration of the return of PSL season at coffee shops everywhere, we’re thrilled to share a homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe that stands toe-to-toe with the one crafted by your favorite barista. Not only can you make this classic in the comfort of your own kitchen, but it also comes together in less time than it takes to get dressed and drive to the nearest coffeehouse. This means you get to enjoy the warm and cozy flavors while still in your pajamas.

On this page, we’ll show you how to make pumpkin spice latte syrup that’s just as good as the one your local coffee shop uses, and then we’ll guide you through the process of whipping up a PSL that might just make staying home your preferred morning ritual. Start by delving into the essential elements of this cherished seasonal beverage, then watch the video and gather the ingredients you need to get brewing.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Watch and learn how to make a pumpkin spice latte that rivals the one made by your most beloved barista. Then, keep scrolling to get the full recipe and shop ingredients.

Essential Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients

Whether you’re a professional barista or you’re just learning how to make a latte, we’ll help you get the most from your brew. Although there are many different ways to make coffee, and just as many types of coffee makers, you probably already have the equipment you need to execute a better morning beverage. Lattes, typically made with espresso and foam, are one of the creamiest coffee drinks available, and they’re easy to whip up at home! To make a coffee shop-style PSL, you’ll need the following:

  • Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup: Premade pumpkin spice coffee creamers offer a quick and easy way to add seasonal flavor to your mug, but you can find an even wider and deeper range of flavors by using syrup. To make your own pumpkin spice syrup, simply heat sugar, water and pumpkin pie spice until the sugar dissolves. This syrup can be used immediately or stored in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. Watch the video or check below for the full recipe.
  • Espresso: A proper latte starts with a shot of espresso, which is a concentrated, stronger coffee. For a less caffeinated beverage, simply use strongly brewed coffee instead.
  • Frothed Milk: Frothed milk adds a light and airy mouthfeel to your brew and creates a satisfying dense foam. Your barista probably uses a milk frother, but you can achieve the same consistency by using a hand mixer or blender.
  • Garnishes: Although garnishes aren’t required, the additional touch goes a long way. Top your beverage with a thick swirl of whipped cream and a dusting of pumpkin pie spice for a drink that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.

The Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Brimming with a delicious blend of traditional fall spices, this quick and easy pumpkin spice latte evokes the warm, cozy essence of autumn in every sip. It’s the perfect seasonal indulgence for coffee lovers everywhere.


½ cup sugar
½ cup water
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish
1½ cups whole milk
2 oz. espresso, brewed
Whipped cream, for garnish


  1. In a medium pot over medium heat, combine sugar, water and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until sugar dissolves. Syrup can be stored and refrigerated for up to two weeks.
  2. Heat milk to 150°F or until hot to the touch but not simmering. Using a frother, hand mixer or blender, froth until milk foamy, about 25 seconds.
  3. To make beverage, combine 2 Tbsp. spice syrup, espresso and ¾ cup frothed milk. Top with whipped cream and a dusting of pumpkin pie spice.

Check out more delicious Copycat Tea & Coffee Recipes, explore more meal planning ideas or visit The Fresh Lane for everyday trendy recipes, cooking tips, DIY inspiration and much, much more.

Shop Pumpkin Spice

More Pumpkin Spice Drinks & Recipes