This Pumpkin Spice Latte is a comforting fall drink that combines coffee, steamed milk, and the classic pumpkin spice flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
With a creamy whipped cream topping and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice, it’s the perfect beverage to savor the cozy vibes of autumn. Enjoy the seasonal delight of our Pumpkin Spice Latte for a lovely coffee experience.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Milk- The milk serves as the base of the latte, providing creaminess and richness to the drink. You can use any type of milk you prefer, such as whole milk, almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk.
- Coffee: The hot coffee adds the essential element to the latte, providing the caffeine kick and a robust coffee flavor.
- Pumpkin puree: The pumpkin puree is the star ingredient that gives the latte its pumpkin flavor. It adds a luscious texture and earthy notes to the drink.
- Brown sugar: Brown sugar adds sweetness and a subtle caramel flavor, balancing the bitterness of the coffee and enhancing the overall taste.
- Pumpkin pie spice: The pumpkin pie spice blend infuses the latte with the warm and aromatic flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and sometimes ginger. It’s what gives the drink its iconic “pumpkin spice” taste.
- Caramel: Adding caramel drizzle on top of the latte adds extra sweetness and a lovely caramelized flavor, elevating the taste experience. This is an optional indulgence for those who enjoy a sweeter and more decadent drink.
- Whipped cream: A dollop of whipped cream on top adds a creamy and luxurious texture to the latte, making it even more indulgent. It’s a delightful finishing touch that can be omitted for a lighter version of the drink.
- If you don’t have pumpkin puree, you can use canned sweet potato puree as a substitute. The taste will be slightly different, but it will still provide a similar autumnal flavor.
- For a healthier option, you can replace the brown sugar with a natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey, adjusting the amount to suit your taste.
- If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, you can make your own by combining cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in the proportions you prefer.
With these ingredients and their roles in mind, you can easily customize your Pumpkin Spice Latte to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. Enjoy the cozy and delightful flavors of autumn in every sip!