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pumpkin spice latte (psl) with pumpkin puree
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 63kcal


Pumpkin Spice Purée:

  • ¼ cup pumpkin purée (either canned or freshly roasted)
  • ½ cup milk OR coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon clove or more to taste
  • teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar, to taste

Pumpkin Spice Latte:

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin spice purée
  • 4 ounces brewed espresso (more or less as desired)
  • ½ 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.



Makes 2 lattes, plus extra pumpkin spice mixture for later.
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