How to make perfect pumpkin spice coffee?

Good morning coffee lovers! I am thrilled to share with you my latest recipe creation that will get you in the fall spirit. I present to you my homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee! Nothing can compare to the aroma and flavor of pumpkin spice blended with freshly brewed coffee.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee has become a popular hot beverage, especially during the fall and winter months. Everyone enjoys a cozy cup of pumpkin spice latte from the famous coffee shops such as Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts. However, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could make our own pumpkin spice latte at home? Well, now you can!

My pumpkin spice coffee recipe is quick and easy to make, using simple ingredients that you can easily find at any grocery store. Don’t worry if you’re not a barista, because this recipe is practical and doesn’t require any fancy coffee machines. All you need is your favorite coffee maker!

Get ready to indulge in the rich creamy flavor of homemade pumpkin puree blended with aromatic spices and freshly brewed coffee, topped off with whipped cream for extra luxuriousness. My pumpkin spice coffee recipe is perfect for those chilly mornings, lazy weekends or even for your Halloween party.

So why spend money on an overpriced beverage when you can create a delicious and authentic homemade pumpkin spice coffee from scratch? Trust me, once you try this recipe, it’ll become your new favorite fall drink in no time. So, let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Coffee.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee.

Are you a fan of pumpkin spice latte, but looking for a more affordable and homemade version? Look no further! Introducing the Pumpkin Spice Coffee recipe, a delicious and inexpensive way to enjoy the classic flavor of fall at home.

This recipe is perfect for those who want to indulge in the rich and aromatic flavors of pumpkin spice without the heavy price tag of coffee shops. It uses simple ingredients that can be found in your pantry or local grocery store, making it an easy and convenient way to get your caffeine fix while enjoying the flavors of the season.

Not only is this recipe budget-friendly, but it is also customizable to meet your dietary needs. For those who are health-conscious or on a special diet, you can replace traditional sugar with sugar substitutes, use plant-based milk instead of dairy milk, or adjust the spice and syrup levels to taste. This recipe is versatile and can be adapted to suit anyone’s lifestyle.

Not to mention, this Pumpkin Spice Coffee recipe will fill your home with the warm aroma of pumpkin pie spice. The blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves creates a cozy atmosphere that will make any morning or evening feel like a cozy autumn retreat. Plus, it’s fun to experiment with different variations such as adding whipped cream or spicing it up with some ground black pepper.

In conclusion, this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves pumpkin spice latte but does not want to spend too much money at coffee shops. It is also fully customizable according to personal taste and dietary requirements. Its warm aroma and flavor remind us of cozy autumn mornings in one sip.

Ingredient List

 A steamy sip of autumn in a cup
A steamy sip of autumn in a cup

Let’s take a look at the ingredients needed to make this delicious Pumpkin Spice Coffee.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

The combination of these ingredients creates the perfect balance of pumpkin spice and sweetness. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the necessary spices, you can always substitute them for any similar spices that you already have at home. In this recipe, we use real pumpkin puree, but canned pumpkin puree works just as well. And if you’re looking to make it healthier, feel free to use a sugar substitute instead of maple syrup.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect pick-me-up for a fall morning
The perfect pick-me-up for a fall morning

Step 1: Brewing coffee

To make pumpkin spice coffee, you will first need to brew coffee. A strong, rich coffee such as espresso or a medium roast works well for this recipe. I recommend using 2 cups of brewed coffee (1 cup per serving), but you can adjust the measurements according to your preference.

Step 2: Making pumpkin spice mixture

In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup (or brown sugar), and 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Stir well until the ingredients are fully combined.

Step 3: Preparing milk mixture

In a saucepan over medium heat, add 1 and 1/2 cups of milk (or any type of milk substitute such as almond or oat milk), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and the pumpkin spice mixture you just made. Whisk everything together continuously over low heat until the mixture gets heated through.

Step 4: Preparing the brewed coffee

Add a pinch ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional) directly into your brewed coffee in your mug.

Step 5: Assembling ingredients together

Next is to add the pumpkin milk mixture by pouring it slowly into the cup with brewed coffee while stirring it constantly.

Step 6: Add toppings

For an extra touch of flavor, top off with whipped cream, additional sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, or anything’s that fancied! And now it is ready to serve!

Enjoy your homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get cozy with a pumpkin spice latte
Get cozy with a pumpkin spice latte

This pumpkin spice coffee recipe is easily adaptable to suit various dietary preferences and taste buds. Here are some substitutions and variations to take your pumpkin spice coffee to the next level:

– Sugar Substitute: For a healthier option, you could substitute sugar with maple syrup, honey, or Stevia. These natural sweeteners can give your coffee a touch of sweetness without the excess calories.

– Milk Substitutes: You can substitute whole milk with any plant-based milk like almond, soy, or coconut milk for a vegan version of this recipe. If you prefer a creamier texture, you may also use heavy cream or half-and-half instead of regular milk.

– Pumpkin Puree: Instead of using canned pumpkin puree, you could use homemade pumpkin puree or even roasted butternut squash for a different flavor profile. You can customize the amount that you want to add according to your preference.

– Spice Blend: The key component of pumpkin spice coffee is the spice blend that gives it its distinctive flavor. For a unique twist on this classic spice mix, you could add cardamom or ground allspice to the blend.

– Coffee Grounds: In this recipe, we used standard brewed coffee grounds. However, if you have an espresso machine or French Press, you could make espresso shots or use coarse-grind coffee beans for a richer and bolder flavor.

– Toppings: To finish off your pumpkin spice latte, try adding a dollop of whipped cream on top and sprinkling it with additional pumpkin pie spice. You could also drizzle caramel sauce or chocolate syrup over the whipped cream for extra indulgence.

Remember that these are just suggestions to help personalize your experience making this drink at home. Feel free to experiment with ingredients and adjust measurements according to your own preferences!

Serving and Pairing

 Creamy, dreamy pumpkin goodness in every sip
Creamy, dreamy pumpkin goodness in every sip

Pumpkin Spice Coffee is the perfect drink to usher in the fall season. Its warm, cozy, and inviting aroma makes it a great beverage for early mornings, lazy afternoons, or even late nights. It can be enjoyed with your favorite breakfast pastry or as an after-dinner treat.

When it comes to serving and pairing, there are several ways to enjoy this delightful coffee. For instance, adding whipped cream on top gives it a creamy texture that blends perfectly with the pumpkin spice flavors. Additionally, you may also sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top for a dash of spiciness that will leave you craving for more.

For something fancier, consider pairing it with pumpkin pastries such as pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones, pumpkin pie, or even pumpkin bread. The sweetness and warmth from the pumpkin are an excellent complement to the rich and flavorful coffee.

For those who prefer a more savory bite to go along with their coffee, spicy breakfast sandwiches or eggs benedict would be an ideal match. The coffee’s sweetness would balance out the savory flavors of the dishes perfectly.

Lastly, if you want a healthier option to go along with your cuppa joe, consider pairing it with fresh fruits such as apple slices or bananas – their freshness perfectly pairs with the warm cinnamon and nutmeg notes of the coffee.

With all these serving options at your disposal, there’s no fixed way to enjoy Pumpkin Spice Coffee – be creative and find what works best for you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 It's the most wonderful time for a coffee
It’s the most wonderful time for a coffee

Making pumpkin spice coffee is a delightful experience, especially during fall season when the weather starts to cool off. But sometimes, we all want the convenience of having this delicious drink on hand without having to make a fresh batch every time. That’s where make-ahead, storing and reheating options come in handy.

The good news is that this pumpkin spice coffee recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This means you can brew a big batch over the weekend and have it ready to go throughout the week. It’s a great time-saver for busy mornings or when you’re entertaining guests.

When storing your homemade pumpkin spice coffee, you’ll want to make sure it’s in an airtight container to prevent any unwanted odors or flavors from seeping in. A glass jar or bottle with a lid works great for this purpose. Keep it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Reheating your pumpkin spice coffee is easy too. You can either microwave it for 30 seconds at a time until heated through or heat it up on the stove over low heat. Just make sure you stir it well before serving since separation may occur during storage.

If you prefer iced coffee, this recipe also works well as a cold brew, so feel free to experiment with different serving styles. You can even add ice and whipped cream for an extra refreshing twist.

With the ability to make, store, and reheat your homemade pumpkin spice coffee, there’s no need to head out to your local coffee shop for a pricey latte every day. Plus, it’s a great way to save money without sacrificing flavor or quality – making your morning cup of joe an even more enjoyable experience!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Take a sip, autumn's calling
Take a sip, autumn’s calling

To achieve the perfect pumpkin spice coffee, there are some pointers that will help you make a great cup of joe every time. These tips stem from years of experience in the coffee industry and apply to the recipe at hand. With these tips, your pumpkin spice coffee is sure to be a hit with friends, family or customers.

Firstly, when roasting your coffee beans at home use the freshest ones you can find. Coffee is best enjoyed fresh within two weeks of roasting. If possible, buy green coffee beans and roast them at home for maximum freshness.

Secondly, if you prefer your coffee to be sweeter, try adding maple syrup or honey instead of sugar. Maple syrup adds a distinct flavor of its own and perfectly complements the pumpkin flavors in this recipe.

Thirdly, as tempting as it may be to add whipped cream to your pumpkin spice coffee, consider skipping it entirely for a less sugary and more authentic experience. The whipped cream may take away from the unique blend of spices and detract from the natural sweetness of the pumpkin puree.

Fourthly, experiment with milk alternatives like almond or oat milk to adjust the texture and taste of your pumpkin spice latte. Some milk alternatives have a naturally sweet taste that complements the spices in pumpkin pie seasoning.

Lastly, be sure to brew your coffee at the correct temperature for optimal flavor extraction. The water temperature should be between 195-205°F (90-96°C). Any lower than this range will result in an under-extracted brew and any higher will result in over-extraction

By following these tips, you can make a delicious cup of homemade pumpkin spice coffee that rivals even the biggest chain stores’ offerings. So go ahead and impress everyone with your barista skills!


As a barista, I understand that you may have some questions about this pumpkin spice coffee recipe. To help you achieve the perfect cup of pumpkin pie spiced coffee, I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers to clear up any doubts or concerns you may have. So without further ado, let’s dive in!

What is pumpkin spice coffee made of?

For a classic pumpkin spice coffee, it’s a common practice to mix spices into your coffee grounds. Popularly used spice blends usually include ground cloves, allspice, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

What’s in Starbucks pumpkin spice coffee?

Get ready to taste a unique combination of flavors in your coffee as we blend our signature espresso with milk and spices like pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Served over ice, this beverage is then topped with whipped cream and real pumpkin-pie spices. It’s a treat that’ll keep you coming back for more!

Does pumpkin spice taste good in coffee?

Now that you have your homemade pumpkin spice mixture prepared, it’s time to infuse your coffee with its delicious flavors. Go ahead and add the spice mix to your coffee grounds, then proceed to brew your coffee using your favorite coffee maker. Whether you prefer using a pour-over brewer, stovetop espresso pot, or drip coffee machine, the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves will create a warm and comforting addition to your cup of coffee.

What does Starbucks use pumpkin spice flavor?

The key component of a Pumpkin Spice Latte is a blend of sugar, condensed milk, and pumpkin puree. Although the original recipe lacked actual pumpkin, the addition of pumpkin puree was made in 2015 to enhance the drink’s natural flavor.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, there’s no doubt that this pumpkin spice coffee recipe is a must-try for all coffee lovers out there. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, with the flavors of pumpkin pie in each sip. Plus, with its versatility and room for substitutions and variations, you can make this recipe entirely your own.

Whether you’re looking to impress your friends at a fall gathering or simply want to cozy up on a chilly morning with a warm cup of coffee, this pumpkin spice coffee recipe is an excellent choice. With minimal effort, you can enjoy the tastes of the season from the comfort of your home.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try! Whether you use real pumpkin puree or opt for a sugar substitute, you’re sure to love the results. And who knows? This pumpkin spice coffee may become your new go-to drink this fall season.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee. Recipe

I love the pumpkin spice cappuccino, but hate the fat and calories.I wanted to put this down to remind me of it. I made this when I had a craving, and it seemed to fit the bill. I looked up the benefits of all the spices, and realized it is quite healthy. Good for nausea, the digestive system, blood circulation fighting infection, anti-inflammatory, lowers triglycerides, as well as cholesterol, helps to digest fatty foods, and break down proteins, plus many more. So go ahead and indulge, but remember too much of a good thing is not good for you. While 2 or 3 cups is fine, 2 or 3 pots probably wouldn't be, nutmeg in large quantities can be toxic
No ratings yet
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine North American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 117.2 kcal


  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or 1 tablespoon sugar substitute
  • 2 -4 tablespoons powdered coffee creamer


  • This is listed by the cup. adjust quantities to your liking. I like alot of cream in my coffee. I mixed the spice and sugar together, and added it to my coffee with cream. I plan on mixing all together, and making a large batch to put in gift jars.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 26gCalories: 117.2kcalCarbohydrates: 19.8gProtein: 0.6gFat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 22.2mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 19.2g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Inexpensive, Low Protein
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recommended Recipes Just For You

None found