Pumpkin Spice Lattes have returned to Starbucks, which is the strongest sign we have that Autumn has well and truly arrived.
Launching in-store this week along with a range of new foodie bites, the PSL is a staple among many spicy latte lovers, but forking out £3.55 every single day can be costly.
If you’re looking for a way to save some money without skimping on the taste – or if you’re simply too far away from a Starbucks branch to grab your own drink – follow our quick recipes.
Here we show you how to make your very own pumpkin spice latte, as well as a vegan and an iced latte alternative.
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How to make a pumpkin spice latte at home
- Brown sugar (1 tbsp)
- Pumpkin puree (1 tbsp)
- Ground cinnamon
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Two shots of espresso
- Milk (1 cup)
- Whipped cream
Add your brown sugar and pumpkin puree along with a pinch of your ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and pumpkin pie spice to a glass or mug of your choice.
Add two shots of espresso to the mug and mix the contents using a handheld milk frother.
Then, separately heat up a cup of milk and pour on top of your mixture.
Top off the mug with a squirt of whipped cream and a light dusting of spices for the aesthetic.
Iced pumpkin spice latte recipe
- Milk (1 cup)
- Strongly brewed coffee (1/4 cup)
- Sugar (1 tbsp)
- Pumpkin pie spice (1/2 tbsp)
- Vanilla extract
- Whipped cream
Using a blender cup, pour in a cup of milk, a quarter cup of strongly brewed coffee, a tablespoon of sugar, half a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and a few drops of vanilla extract.
Blend your mixture and then transfer into a glass with plenty of ice.
Add some whipped cream on top for the full experience.
How to make a vegan pumpkin spice latte
Starbucks’ traditional Pumpkin Spice Latte only became partially vegan-friendly in 2018, when they introduced a vegan syrup.
They added a vegan whipped cream to the menu last year, and they’ve introduced a fully vegan PSL with nut milk in 2021.
Here’s how you can make one at home.
- Water (1/4 cup)
- Coconut blossom sugar (1/2 cup)
- Coconut milk (7oz)
- Pumpkin spice mix (2 tsp)
- Pumpkin puree (1/2 cup)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla pod
- Espresso (1 shot)
- Vegan whipped cream
Firstly, you’ll need to create your pumpkin spice syrup.
Start by adding a quarter of a cup of water and half a cup of coconut blossom sugar to a small pot and bring it to a boil.
Continue stirring and let it cook for approximately one minute.
Next add seven ounces of coconut milk, two teaspoons of pumpkin spice mix, half a cup of pumpkin puree, one cinnamon stick and one vanilla pod to the pot.
Stir your mixture for one minute and then turn the heat down low and let it simmer for another minute or two before setting to one side.
To make your coffee, add this syrup to your foamed coconut milk before adding in a shot of espresso.
Top it off with your choice of vegan whipped cream.
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