Fall in Love with Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Welcome coffee lovers! Fall is in the air and there’s no better time to indulge in a delicious homemade pumpkin spice coffee. This recipe will take your morning cup of joe to the next level and leave you feeling warm and cozy on those brisk autumn days.

I know what you might be thinking, ‘Why make it myself when I can just head to Starbucks?’ But hear me out, making your own pumpkin spice coffee is not only easy but also much more affordable than constantly purchasing it at a café. Plus, you can customize it to your taste preferences and even use decaf coffee if you’re sensitive to caffeine.

So, grab a mug and let’s get started on this pumpkin-y deliciousness. Trust me, once you try this homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe, you won’t ever want to go back to the store-bought version.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Coffee
Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Ladies and gentlemen, have you ever felt a sudden urge to treat yourself with a warm and cozy drink, one that blends the flavors of pumpkin and spice into a creamy, delightful brew? Well, look no further! Our pumpkin spice coffee recipe will surely satisfy your caffeine cravings with an irresistible twist.

This recipe is perfect for those who love to indulge in fall-themed treats. It’s a great alternative to the popular pumpkin spice latte and saves you a buck or two. Our homemade pumpkin pie spice adds just the right amount of boldness to the brewed coffee, which is then combined with milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. The result is a smooth and velvety drink that is sure to put a smile on your face.

But why should you try our recipe over Starbucks’ version? The answer is simple: quality ingredients. We use real pumpkin purée instead of artificial flavorings, which makes all the difference. Moreover, this recipe allows you to customize the sweetness according to your preference. Want it sweeter? Add more maple syrup. Not sweet enough? Add sugar! The option is all yours.

Let’s not forget about our substitution tips; we provide suggestions on how to make this drink decaf and vegan friendly. With its versatility, our recipe caters to anyone who wants a taste of autumn made easy from the comfort of their own home.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an indulgent yet affordable drink that satisfies your pumpkin craving this fall season, I invite you to give our homemade pumpkin spice coffee recipe a try. It won’t disappoint- but don’t take my word for it! Make it yourself and experience the rich aroma and flavor that will curb your cravings one sip at a time.

Ingredient List

 Wake up and smell the pumpkin spice coffee!
Wake up and smell the pumpkin spice coffee!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delightful pumpkin spice coffee recipe:

  • 1 cup of brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Whipped cream (optional)

For those looking for a decaf version, you can easily swap out the regular coffee grounds with decaf. Additionally, for those who prefer their coffee a little sweeter, feel free to increase the amount of maple syrup used.

The Recipe How-To

 This ain't your ordinary cup of joe. It's pumpkin spice coffee!
This ain’t your ordinary cup of joe. It’s pumpkin spice coffee!

Now that we have our ingredients ready, it’s time to brew some coffee and make the perfect pumpkin spice latte. Follow these simple steps and enjoy a warm, spicy drink:

Step 1: Brew Coffee

To start, brew 1 cup of coffee using 4 cups of ground coffee. You can use any type of coffee you like, but I recommend something with a medium roast to balance out the sweetness of the pumpkin spice. You can also use decaf if you prefer.

Step 2: Make Pumpkin Spice Syrup

While your coffee is brewing, you can make the pumpkin spice syrup. In a small saucepan, combine 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree, 3 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and a pinch of ground ginger and ground cloves.

Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mixture is smooth and heated through. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3: Heat Milk

Next, heat 1 cup of milk in a microwave-safe container or on the stove in a small saucepan until hot but not boiling.

Step 4: Combine Ingredients

In a large mug, combine the brewed coffee with 2 teaspoons of the pumpkin spice syrup. Mix well.

Then, add the hot milk to your mug and stir gently to combine all the ingredients.

Step 5: Add Toppings

For extra flair and flavor, top your pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.

That’s it! Enjoy your homemade pumpkin spice latte!

Note: If you want to make it more like a traditional latte recipe, you can add 2 shots of espresso instead of regular brewed coffee.

Now that you have learned this recipe how-to, grab your apron and start brewing some pumpkin spice coffee at home. Trust me; it will taste like the best homemade pumpkin pie you have ever tried!

Substitutions and Variations

 Orange you glad we have pumpkin spice coffee on the menu?
Orange you glad we have pumpkin spice coffee on the menu?

If you’re feeling creative and want to put your own spin on this pumpkin spice coffee recipe, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try. Here are a few ideas:

– Substitute the pumpkin pie spice: If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, or if you prefer a different blend of spices, feel free to mix up your own. Try combining equal parts ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. You could even experiment with adding a pinch of ground cloves or cardamom for extra flavor.

– Use different milk: This recipe calls for whole milk, but you could easily substitute another type of milk depending on your preferences. Almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk would all work well in this recipe.

– Make it vegan: To make this recipe vegan-friendly, simply swap out the milk and whipped cream for non-dairy alternatives. Coconut whipped cream can be a delicious alternative to regular whipped cream.

– Add espresso shots: For an extra kick of caffeine, consider adding 1-2 shots of espresso to your pumpkin spice latte. This will give it a more intense coffee flavor and make it perfect for those mornings when you need an extra caffeine boost.

– Make it decaf: If you’re sensitive to caffeine or just want to enjoy this cozy beverage in the evening without getting wired, simply use decaf coffee instead of regular coffee grounds.

No matter how you choose to customize this recipe, the warm and spicy flavors of the pumpkin pie spice coffee will always be comforting and delicious.

Serving and Pairing

 Sip, sip hooray! It's pumpkin spice coffee time.
Sip, sip hooray! It’s pumpkin spice coffee time.

Once you have whipped up a cup of delicious pumpkin spice coffee, you may be wondering what to serve it with. The spicy and slightly sweet flavours of this coffee recipe pair brilliantly with baked goods like muffins, scones or pumpkin pie – the perfect autumnal treat. Try a cinnamon roll, banana bread or oatmeal cookie to really bring out the warm and comforting notes in the pumpkin spice.

For a dairy-free option, swap out regular milk for almond milk or coconut creamer. Top your freshly brewed coffee with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra cozy vibe. Or go even further by making a pumpkin spice latte recipe with homemade pumpkin spice syrup and steamed milk for the ultimate coffee house experience.

If you are entertaining guests, consider adding a few beverage options apart from this signature brew. Offer plain coffee or teas to accommodate different preferences. Add some citrus slices or fresh berries for some added refreshment between cups of sweet, spiced pumpkin glory.

Pro-tip: Consider having seasonal cupcake flavors like apple-cinnamon or carrot cake to add selection to complement different coffee recipes.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This coffee is the epitome of fall in a cup.
This coffee is the epitome of fall in a cup.

I know life can be busy, and sometimes you don’t have the time in the morning to whip up a homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee from scratch. That’s why I’m excited to share with you some tips on how to make this recipe ahead of time, store it, and reheat it for when you need it most.

First, let’s talk about making this Pumpkin Spice Coffee ahead of time. You can easily mix together the Pumpkin Spice Syrup according to the recipe and store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. When you’re ready to enjoy a cup of coffee, simply add a tablespoon or two of the syrup to your brewed coffee and top with steamed milk. Voila! A delicious homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte without all the fuss.

When it comes to storing this recipe, it’s important to note that if you add milk to your coffee mixture and store it in the fridge, it can become separated over time. To avoid this, I recommend storing the pumpkin spice syrup separately from the milk until you’re ready to serve. You can even portion out the syrup into individual servings and freeze them for longer storage.

Now, let’s talk about reheating this Pumpkin Spice Coffee. The best way to reheat this recipe is in a microwave-safe mug or glass. Simply microwave your coffee mixture (with milk already added) for 30-second intervals until heated through, stirring in between each interval. You could also reheat on the stove over low heat if preferred.

One thing to keep in mind is that homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup will settle over time, so make sure to give your syrup a good shake before using it again after storing.

These tips will surely make your life easier and allow you to enjoy this delicious Pumpkin Spice Coffee anytime you want. So why wait? Whip up a batch today and see just how easy it is to have your very own homemade pumpkin spice latte at home!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Coffee so good, it's spooky! Try our pumpkin spice coffee.
Coffee so good, it’s spooky! Try our pumpkin spice coffee.

Now that you know how to make a delicious pumpkin spice coffee, let me share with you some tips to ensure that you get the best results every time. Here are some tricks to take your homemade pumpkin spice coffee to the next level.

Firstly, I recommend using freshly ground coffee beans for the best flavor. This will give your coffee a rich aroma and fuller taste. If you have a coffee maker, grind the beans just before brewing. If you don’t have a grinder at home, you can buy pre-ground coffee from your local grocery store.

Secondly, be sure to use real pumpkin puree instead of pumpkin pie filling for a more authentic taste. Pumpkin pie filling has added sugar and spices that can change the overall flavor of your drink. Homemade pumpkin puree is also a great option if you have the time to make it from scratch.

In addition, using whole milk will give your pumpkin spice coffee a creamy and velvety texture. However, if you prefer a lighter option, you can use skim or almond milk instead.

To enhance the flavor of your pumpkin spice coffee, I suggest adding a pinch of ground cloves to your spice blend alongside cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. This will give your drink an extra depth of spiciness that pairs well with the sweetness of maple syrup and pumpkin puree.

Lastly, if you want to take your homemade pumpkin spice latte up another notch, add whipped cream on top and sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon or nutmeg. It creates an aesthetically pleasing look while also enhancing the flavors and presentation of your drink.

By following these tips, you are guaranteed a delicious cup of homemade pumpkin spice coffee that will rival any café-bought version. Enjoy experimenting with different variations until you find your perfect recipe!


Now that you’ve learned how to make a delicious Pumpkin Spice Coffee, you may have some questions about the ingredients and process. Don’t worry! In this section, I will answer some of the most frequently asked questions to help you perfect your recipe and enjoy your drink to the fullest. Let’s dig in!

What is pumpkin spice coffee made of?

If you want to make a pumpkin spice coffee, the usual way is to mix spices into the coffee grounds. A combination of cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves, allspice, and grated nutmeg are some spices commonly used for this type of coffee.

What’s in Starbucks pumpkin spice coffee?

One of our famous coffee blends is an iced drink that combines our unique espresso and milk flavors. It has a delightful taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, complemented by a generous serving of whipped cream and genuine pumpkin-pie spices on top.

Does pumpkin spice taste good in coffee?

To infuse your coffee with the cozy flavor of pumpkin spice, prepare a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves beforehand. Once the mix is ready, brew your coffee using your preferred method be it a drip machine, pour-over brewer, or stovetop espresso pot. The spice blend will lend your coffee a comforting and warm taste that you can enjoy throughout the day.

What does Starbucks use pumpkin spice flavor?

The key ingredient in the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte is a unique blend of condensed milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar. In response to customer feedback, Starbucks included pumpkin puree in their recipe in 2015 to give the drink a more authentic pumpkin flavor.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this pumpkin spice coffee recipe is a must-try for all coffee lovers out there. It will warm your soul and give you that cozy feeling as the weather turns colder. Not only is it delicious, but it is also easy to make with ingredients that are readily available in most kitchens.

By making this homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe instead of going to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, you can save time and money while still enjoying the same great taste. And the best part? You can adjust the ingredients to your liking and create your own personalized version of this popular fall drink.

So go ahead and try this recipe today, and let us know what you think in the comments below! Trust me, once you taste this delicious homemade pumpkin spice coffee, you’ll never go back to store-bought again!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Recipe

I like to keep flavored coffee on hand for variety. My wife and daughter especially like flavored coffee. I am more of a traditionalist but on occasion will drink flavored coffee. Making a batch at home is always cheaper than buying it and it is very easy to do.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Calories 5.8 kcal


  • 1 cup ground coffee (I use espresso grind)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice


  • Combine ingredients in tightly covered container and shake well to combine. Make as you would your regular coffee.
  • Tip: to make pumpkin spice combine 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp ground clove or allspice and mix well.

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Serving: 2gCalories: 5.8kcalCarbohydrates: 1.2gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 0.9mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Easy
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