pumpkin spice latte (psl) with pumpkin puree

Pumpkin Spice Latte with Real Pumpkin

This vegan-friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte is made with spiced, lightly sweetened REAL pumpkin, steamed milk (or coconut milk), and espresso.
Makes 2 lattes, plus extra Pumpkin Spice Purée
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 63kcal
Author Sarah Trenalone


Pumpkin Spice Purée:

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée (either canned or freshly roasted)
  • 1/2 cup milk OR coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp clove or more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg or more to taste
  • 2 tsp sugar, to taste

Pumpkin Spice Latte:

  • 2 TB pumpkin spice purée
  • 4 oz brewed espresso (more or less as desired)
  • 1/2 cup milk or coconut milk
  • To Serve (Optional): extra cinnamon or nutmeg


Pumpkin Spice Purée:

  • In a small saucepan, mix all ingredients for pumpkin spice purée, stir, and heat on medium until hot. If you aren't sure how sweet you want the purée, add the sugar last and sweeten to taste. Set purée aside.
    Tip: Make sure to taste the purée mixture at this point, and add more sweetener if desired.

Pumpkin Spice Latte:

  • Next, brew espresso and steam milk. If you don't have a milk steamer, heat milk on stovetop and use a hand-held frother or immersion blender to create some froth (froth optional).
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin spice purée into each coffee cup. Divide the espresso between the two cups, and then stir to help blend the pumpkin and espresso. 
  • Pour milk into each espresso, holding back the froth with a spoon. Top with foam. Optionally, dust with more cinnamon or nutmeg.
    Note: Because we're using real pumpkin, some sediment may settle if the drinks are left to rest before drinking.  If not serving immediately, make sure to stir again before serving.
  • Leftover pumpkin purée can be refrigerated and saved for 2-3 more lattes.



Nutrition information assumes 2% milk.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 220mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2475IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 0.2mg