Our Favorite Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe!

Epicurious Wins Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Showdown

Fall is on the horizon, and we all know what that means – pumpkin spice lattes are back!

The pumpkin spice latte (PSL for short) is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon. While pumpkin scents and flavors typically dominate autumn (candles, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread), nothing has taken hold of the American marketplace quite like the pumpkin spice latte.

Of course, with such demand for a seasonal item, prices for the PSL at your favorite coffee chain or barista bar have gone up noticeably. And regardless of your income, spending $5 on a cup of coffee still stings the wallet. So where can you turn to find a homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe that satisfies the most discriminating coffee lover?

You will love this homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe from Epicurious and Bakergirl! (Photo: Wiki via Jazzbobrown)
You will love this homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe from Epicurious and Bakergirl! (Photo: Wiki via Jazzbobrown)

Epicurious once again saves the day – fear not! A subsidiary of Conde Nast and one of the most trusted recipe resources on the Web, Epicurious provides expert staff and community recipes for any and all occasions. They also scour independent food and drink blogs for the best undiscovered recipes – and that is where the PSL comes in.

Epicurious discovered a gem of a homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe on Bakergirl (aka Budding Baketress) and shared it with the world. And thank goodness they did, because we’ve been hooked on it ever since!

The recipe is at once simple and sophisticated, and doesn’t put a strain on your disposable income the way many coffee shop pumpkin spice lattes will. Unlike other recipes, Bakergirl’s creation doesn’t rely on instant mixes – instead, a variety of savory spices and real pumpkin puree are utilized in this recipe.

We think you’ll find this pumpkin spice latte recipe flavorful and addictive; we’ve come back to it many times and are always delighted!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe (courtesy Epicurious and Bakergirl)


  • Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • To make Latte:
  • Milk
  • Coffee

For full preparation instructions of this fantastic homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe, please visit the full article at Epicurious and support our favorite online food and drink resource!