A mug of homemade pumpkin spice latte with a spoonful of spices and a bowl of pumpkin puree.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups sauce
  • Category: Beverage


For the pumpkin spice sauce:

  • 6 oz (185 ml) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate (chips, or broken into small chunks)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

For the latte

  • 14 oz 2% milk
  • 2 shots of espresso


For the pumpkin spice sauce (stovetop):

  1. In a small pot combine the evaporated milk and the white chocolate.
  2. Over low heat, stir until the chocolate has melted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Blend with an immersion blender to combine fully or transfer to a stand blender.
  4. Allow to cool slightly then pour into a container to store in the fridge.

For the pumpkin spice sauce (high powered blender):

  1. Using a high powered blender (such as the Vitamix or Blendtec), place all the sauce ingredients in the blender container.
  2. Run a soup cycle.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and then transfer to container to store in the fridge.

For the latte

  1. Heat the milk either with a milk steamer, in a pot on the stove, or in the microwave.
  2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of concentrate.
  3. Make your espresso shots (with either an espresso machine or a stovetop espresso) and pour a mug.
  4. Pour the steamed/flavoured milk over top.
  5. If you like frothed milk, feel free to make some and pour on top.


  • Adjust the amount of concentrate to your preferred sweetness level. The amount listed here is approximately the sweetness of the default at Starbucks.
  • Nutrition Info is for 14 oz of 2% milk and 2 tbsp of sauce.


  • Serving Size: 1 grande latte
  • Calories: 295
  • Sugar: 29.5
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 29.5
  • Fiber: 0.5
  • Protein: 15.5

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