Based on the ubiquitous popularity of this autumn drink, you'd think that a pumpkin spice latte requires more than a couple of ingredients and a few minutes of effort. Fortunately, that's not the case. Before you go shelling out over $4 for a drink at your nearest Starbucks, try your hand at making this simple PSL recipe at home and see if you ever go back. 

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • Coffee or espresso
  • Whipped cream
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  • Step 1

    Cook pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, and black pepper in saucepan over medium heat for 2 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Add sugar and stir until mixture resembles a thick syrup.

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  • Step 3

    Whisk in milk and vanilla gently over medium heat.

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  • Step 4

    Pour milk mixture over shot of espresso or strong coffee. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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