All Natural Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

I absolutely adore all things pumpkin and ever since September 1st, I regularly have been craving a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Best known source = Starbucks. I still haven’t gone. My two issues are not wanting it to be overly sweet and not wanting it flavored by a syrup with artificial color and flavoring (have to stay true to being All Natural Annie!) So I went on a search for a recipe and ingredients that are the real deal and result in a perfectly tasteful treat without any fake additions! I found a few recipes and did some tweaking and now I’m so excited to share what I came up with… Hope you enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Latte
makes 1-2 servings (depending on mug size)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups organic milk
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree OR 1 teaspoon of an all natural Pumpkin Spice Syrup, like Monin’s
  • 2 tablespoons organic sugar or 1 tablespoon honey (you can halve this amount to make it less sweet or even leave it out if you use the syrup)
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-2 shots espresso (equals about 1/4 cup of espresso OR 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine. We did strong coffee)

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar/honey/natural syrup and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. (If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry about it – just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk)
  3. Pour into a large mug or two mugs until about half way filled. Add the espresso (or coffee) on top.
  4. Optional: Top with some all natural whipped cream and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and/or cinnamon.
  5. Enjoy!

Our experience making them was pretty comical…

Dylan (my husband) was helping me make the fresh whipped cream (organic valley heavy cream + a few drizzles of honey) while I was preparing the milk and pumpkin mixture. I wasn’t even noticing how long he was whipping until he says rather proudly, “wow, it’s turning kind of yellow.” Me: “Oh no, stop! You’re making butter!”  Sure enough, it was a few more whips away from being butter…lol. But it was still good, just not as fluffy.

After we finished the lattes, we were tasting some of the left over strong coffee… I almost spit it out as I said, “This tastes like battery acid!” We both laughed and agreed the lattes turned out good, but there was definitely some room for improvement (like less whipping of the cream and using espresso instead of strong coffee next time). Let me know if you give it a try!

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21 thoughts on “All Natural Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

  1. I’m going to make a confession – I’ve never had a pumpkin spice latte. Everyone’s been raving and I’m in the dark. I was probably over at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf while everyone else in the free world was psl’ing it up!!

    Your version sounds super good!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

  2. Sounds extremely delicious!! I will definitely have to try this recipe w/ Ian!! I love pumpkin spice lattes and frequently succumb to the call of Starbucks. ;) I used to work there so I have to support those guys. :D

  3. Omg this sounds so fun!!! I really want to try because I haven’t had one yet this year either!
    PS I have a feeling I would have enjoyed the battery acid coffee.

    xxxx

  4. It was real fun, except when I turned it into Land O Lakes lol. Definitely espresso if have haha…tasty though! good find

  5. Oh my goodness you are amazing, Annie! Thank you so much for finding a natural recipe for this! I LOVE pumpkin spice lattes and have yet to have one at Starbucks. If I could have the ingredients at home and they are natural…that is the perfect combination!

  6. I love the idea of an all natural pumpkin spiced latte! I need to try this at home. I love ANYTHING pumpkin this time of year. It makes me feel so festive. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Annie!

    xo
    Valerie

  7. HAHAHA omg just laughed out loud! I love how Dylan Thought he was doing such an awesome job!! I might have to try making organic whipped cream!! Or butter…whichever! lol

  8. Oh wow, thanks for sharing this recipe! I absolutely love all things pumpkin, too:) Glad to hear that there’s a more natural alternative! I’ll have to try this out sometime!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

  9. If you make your regular coffee like me, it’s already strong. I didn’t like Starbucks, but then again I prefer all Natural also. Love YouXXXOOO

  10. Ahhhh, I just found your site. I have two all natural coffee creamer/latte powders that you would love. One is my Pumpkin Pie and I even have a Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake. You would love it. It’s only 55 calories a tablespoon and 1 gram of fat! I use real pumpkin and walnuts………….. If I would have found you sooner. Oh well, maybe next year, eh! Thanks for the great site. I will “favorite” it!

    Lucinda

  11. Thank you for this recipe. My boyfriend and I are both HUGE Pumpkin Spice Latte fans, however we are both very much into healthy/clean eating. I’m excited to create this, it’s a little bit more work than just adding some Pumpkin Spice creamer to our coffee or going to Starbucks and purchasing it, but I bet it’ll be way better and way healthier. Looks like I have my first recipe to create this coming weekend!

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