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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Sara Tane
Active time 10 mins
Total time 30 mins

Serves 6

Call us basic, but warm, foamy pumpkin spice latte is just the beverage that we're craving during the fall months. Here, we made a pumpkin spice simple syrup that you can make with easy, at-home ingredients and none of those preservatives that you'll find in your PSL from Starbucks. Strong brewed coffee and whisked milk allow you to mimic the flavors of a latte without any of the heavy-duty cafe equipment. Make a batch of the seasonal syrup and add it to your cup of joe in the morning throughout the week, or make all the lattes at once for a cozy morning with friends.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups strongly brewed coffee*
  • 3 cups 1% low-fat milk*

Nutrition Information

  • calories 110
  • fat 1.5 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 0.4 g
  • polyfat 0.05 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • sugars 19 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.5
  • sodium 140 mg
  • calcium 167.9 mg

How to Make It

  1. Over low heat in a medium saucepan, add water, sugars, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Whisk and then let simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.

  3. Brew coffee. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk milk vigorously until warm and foamy.

  4. For each individual latte, mix 1 cup of coffee with 4 tablespoons of syrup until syrup is dissolved. Top with 1/2 cup of whisked milk.

Cook's Notes

If making only one latte, brew 1 cup of coffee and use 1/2 cup of milk, and keep remaining syrup in a sealed container.