Which milk should I use to make pumpkin spice latte?
It is better to use whole-fat milk because fatty milk froths better. The milk should be fresh, too. It may not froth well if the expiration date is close. Even if you do not froth the milk, whole-fat milk is still better because it yields a creamier texture.
What are the ingredients of Starbucks pumpkin spice latte?
Starbucks pumpkin spice latte is made of whole milk, espresso, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin spice syrup and topped with whipped cream. Pumpkin spice syrup used in Starbucks has water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Do you crave a pumpkin spice latte but do not feel like going out to find a coffee shop? So, let’s make it at home!
Tags: Pumpkin spice latte
Pumpkin spice latte is so easy to make at home, basically using four ingredients: pumpkin puree, milk, coffee, and pumpkin pie spices, also called fall and winter spices. When you make it at home, you can use real pumpkin puree, as in this recipe, so it becomes more flavorful and delicious than the ones in coffee shops.
Now let’s move on to the recipe below and learn how to make pumpkin spice latte at home!
2 shots espresso (if you do not have any tool to make espresso at home, use ½ cup of strongly-brewed coffee)
1 cup whole-fat milk
2 tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Whipped cream for topping (optional)
Cinnamon stick and some pumpkin pie spice for garnish (optional)
Make the espresso using an automatic espresso machine, Moka pot, or AeroPress.
Add the espresso, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract into a coffee mug.
Heat the milk to scalding and froth it using a milk frother, French press, or whisker. You can skip the frothing and use hot milk in the step below.
Pour the frothed milk into the mixture in the mug.
Top it with whipped cream and garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon stick if you like.
Serve your pumpkin spice latte.
RECIPE NOTE FOR PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE:
If pumpkin flavor is not enough for your palate taste, simmer pumpkin puree on the stove for about 10 minutes until it loses some volume. Condensed pumpkin puree will provide more flavor.
HOW TO SERVE PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE:
Serve your pumpkin spice latte in a regular coffee mug. A glass mug would be nice on the eye. You can top it with whipped cream and garnish it with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and a cinnamon stick.
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE:
Blend the ingredients below together, pour the mixture into a glass jar, and use it as you need. It will stay fresh at room temperature up to the expiration dates of the individual spices. The ingredients below yield approximately five tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice.
The ingredients for pumpkin pie spice blend:
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)
- A pinch of ground black pepper (optional)