Start the season with an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte! It’s easy to make at home and has a refreshingly cozy taste.

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

If there is one drink that is perfect to usher in the chilly weather, this is it Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte! This Starbucks special may be a little simple, but honestly, that’s what we’re here for. Make it at home and it’s even better than in the coffee shop: creamy and cuddly flavored, with a hint of vanilla and real pumpkin puree. This pumpkin drink is very easy to make, and when you take your first sip, you’ll want to repeat it.

What’s in a Frozen Pumpkin Spice Latte?

The Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is a chilled variant of the hot latte of the same name, first launched by Starbucks in 2003. An iced latte is made from espresso, milk and ice. The pumpkin pin on it uses real pumpkin puree, pumpkin spices and maple syrup to give the classic a cozy, autumn twist. Here are the ingredients you will need to make this iced latte at home:

  • espresso (or strong coffee)
  • pumpkin puree (no pumpkin pie filling)
  • Maple syrup
  • Milk of any kind
  • Pumpkin pie spice mix
  • ice cream

Iced Pumpkin Spice Lattee

How to Make a Frozen Pumpkin Spice Latte: Basic Steps

Here’s the outline of how to make a frozen pumpkin spice latte at home:

  • Step 1: make a double espresso.
  • Step 2: Froth up ¼ cup of whole milk Beat with ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spices by shaking in a sealed glass or until frothy.
  • Step 3: Mix the espresso with 1 tablespoon each of pumpkin puree and maple syrup.
  • Step 4: add milk and serve with ice.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Use store-bought or homemade pumpkin pie seasonings

Many pumpkin recipes use a pumpkin pie spice mix, a mix of warming spices typically used in pumpkin pie. You can use a store-bought mix or, if you can’t find it, make it homemade. To make it homemade, mix the following:

  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Espresso preparation methods (or use strong coffee)

The hardest part of an ice-cold pumpkin spice latt? Prepare espresso! There are several methods for making homemade espresso. You can also replace very strong coffee. Be sure to use espresso roast coffee: it’s important to get the right dark, bitter taste. Some brands we recommend: Illy, Starbucks or Intelligentsia. Then use one of the following espresso methods:

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Use any type of milk

This frozen pumpkin spice latte works with any type of milk you like! The best dairy products are whole milk and 2%. For a dairy-free option, we like oat milk: it has just the right creamy texture and a slightly sweet taste. Almond milk works too, but has a sharper, nutty taste.

Hop On: Add Whipped Cream!

If you want, you can top this ice-cold pumpkin-spice latte with whipped cream or non-dairy whipped cream! But to be honest: you don’t need to (especially if you want to keep the calories low). We usually drink it without it, but of course we had to do it for the photo!

More iced coffee and coffee drinks

Do you love a good iced latte? There are so many delicious lattes and iced lattes to try: and we have homemade versions of all of your Starbucks favorites! Try these lattes:

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Start the season with an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte! It’s easy to make at home and has a refreshingly cozy taste.

  • 2 Shots of espresso (2 ounces or ¼ cup strong coffee)
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup Whole milk, 2% milk or oat milk
  • ¼ teaspoon Pumpkin pie spices (bought or homemade)
  • ice cream
  • Whipped cream or non-dairy whipped cream for serving (optional)
  1. Prepare espresso: Prepare the espresso with an espresso machine, a manual espresso maker, a French press or a moka pot. (Or replace strong coffee.)
  2. Froth milk: Put the milk-pumpkin-spice mixture in a sealed glass and stir until frothy.
  3. Surcharge: Pour espresso, pumpkin puree and maple syrup into a glass and stir until everything is mixed. Top up with the frothed milk. Top with whipped cream if desired. Sprinkle with additional pumpkin spice.
  • Category: drink
  • Method: espresso
  • Kitchen: coffee

Keywords: Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte


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