How to make your beloved pumpkin spice latte from home

A Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte That Rivals Starbucks's
A Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte That Rivals Starbucks's

Starbucks' pumpkin spice lattes are more than a delicious seasonal drinks that wake us up with a dose of pumpkin-vanilla goodness; they're a way of life. Pumpkin spice enthusiasts flock to Starbucks the day the autumn-inspired beverages hit the cafes and carry them en route to work, the shops or the grocery store on the daily through the start of the winter season.

That's why it's essential that we know how to make the famed drink ourselves before it's inevitably discontinued in the not-so-distant future. Have no fear, a step-by-step guide to homemade pumpkin spice lattes is here! We'll teach you how to make the beverage in bulk because the more the merrier, amiright?

You'll need:

  • A strong fork or whisk

  • Four cups pumpkin

  • Four cups sugar

  • One-third cup pumpkin spice

  • One-third cup vanilla extract

  • Two shots espresso (per serving)

  • Two cups milk (per serving)

To make:

  • Take a flat-bottomed pot and turn stovetop to medium heat

  • Lightly toast pumpkin spice powder in pan for a few seconds, stirring constantly

  • Add pumpkin and continue to cook for five minutes

  • Once pumpkin begins to darken, add sugar and mix well with fork or whisk

  • Blend in vanilla and pepper

  • Set syrup aside into jar

  • Take out one-third cup of syrup for every two cups of milk and two shots of espresso

  • Mix syrup with milk and espresso over medium heat in flat-bottomed pan

  • Put it in microwave-safe mug and shake for two minutes

Bon appetite! You now have a delicious pumpkin spice syrup that you can add to literally anything. Whip up some delicious pumpkin spice pancakes or maybe pumpkin spice cookies to go with your delicious pumpkin spice latte.

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