Tasty Tuesday – Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte [recipe]

It’s that time of year again… you know what I’m talking about, no, not sweater weather (at least not here in NC yet), but Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte time!

I don’t actually drink coffee, at all! I don’t like the smell, I hate the taste… I don’t even like tiramisu, lol. But my oldest daughter LOVES to go to Starbucks and I NEVER take her… so I decided to create a copycat Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe just for her.

(If you really want to kick it up a notch try making this yummy Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup. It also delicious in chai.)

Copycat Starbucks
Pumpkin Spice Latte


Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • Author: Kate Kelly - My Mommy Brain
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Drinks


  • 1 1/2 oz espresso (or 1/2 C strong brewed coffee)
  • 1 cup milk (whatever kind you prefer, I find 2% makes great froth)
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar (or your favorite sweetener)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (yes, really 2 teaspoons)
  • Ground Cinnamon to garnish
  • Whipped Cream (Optional)


  1. Brew espresso/coffee.
  2. Add milk, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla into a frother and mix carefully for about 1 minute (If you don’t have a frother shame on you, just kidding, you can use a whisk and blend it together in a small mixing bowl for about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Microwave frothed milk mixture for 30-45 seconds, until hot.
  4. Carefully pour into the brewed coffee, spooning thick foam on the top.
  5. Optional: add whipped cream, and garnish with a dash of ground cinnamon.


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      Thanks! I love finding recipes for my favorite restaurant foods 🙂 this one was for my 15 YO who LOVES Starbucks but mean mommy will only buy it for her a few times a year, lol.

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  1. This is so great and you can make them taste so much better than Starbucks (and WAY cheaper too.) I never understood why people went so nuts over the coffee not having pumpkin in it. It never said it did!

  2. Yum…..I'll have to try this! I definitely don't need to be spending all my money at Starbucks just to enjoy a latte!

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  3. I love copycat recipes, they can save you lots of money. I have been looking for a good copycat recipe for Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latter. I will be trying this soon, thanks!

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