Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte

by Kiran on October 28, 2014 · 29 comments

in Beverages

PSL? Really?!

I know, another pumpkin spice latte recipe. Already so many versions are popping around the blogosphere and I’m adding this to the list.

You guys, there can never be enough pumpkin spice latte recipes out there. This is exactly what autumn does to you. And espresso.

No joke.

Pumpkin Spice Latte | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
PSL aside, I hesitantly woke up last Friday morning after a sleepless night. Nonetheless, I’m left without much choice but to frantically pack a carry-on, drive to the airport, make a mad dash through security and sprint towards the gate only to be ultimately disappointed with the fact that I could not locate PSL.

Or any caffeine for that matter.

With sleep deprivation the night before, the yearning for a cuppa practically grew by the second. I could not muster any courage looking through these photos until I have a cuppa. Send help! This post was long overdue, no thanks to zero PSL and the refusal to spend $6.99 for an inflight wifi.

Priorities?! Duh.

Pumpkin Spice Latte | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food

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Serves 2


  • 1.5 cups pumpkin-pepita seed milk**
  • 3/4 cup freshly brewed espresso
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar or sweetener of choice
  • vanilla whipped cream


  1. Heat milk in a saucepan on medium-high until it begins to bubble on the sides. Do not boil. Add freshly brewed espresso, spices and sweetener. Stir to combine. Remove saucepan from heat.
  2. Pass through a fine mesh strainer into two mugs, top with vanilla whipped cream and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon. Enjoy!
  3. **If you are making this with any milk of your choice, just add 4 tbsp of pumpkin puree with espresso, spices and sweetener. Steep for a few minutes before sieving it through a fine mesh strainer and serve immediately.


Pumpkin Spice Latte | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
It has been quite a fun experience in Houston, Texas. Follow us along on Instagram where I’ll be posting what we’ve been indulging, which is way too much. Unfortunately, not enough PSL’s.

Darn the sweltering hot weather here.

Do you love PSL’s? Have you tried homemade lattes?


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1 Rosa October 28, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Never had psl, but I bet this beverage tastes amazing. I’d love to taste yours!




2 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You October 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM

What a great, scrumptious bev to enjoy on these chilly days… I need more than a cup.
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3 Kitchen Belleicious October 28, 2014 at 3:14 PM

you have no idea how much I love this:)))
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4 Lail | With A Spin October 28, 2014 at 5:33 PM

My body can’t take caffeine very well, so not a latte drinker. However, every autumn, I do convince my husband to get PSL once or twice instead of his regular latte so that I can have few sips. Yours look amazing. Love the photos.
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5 Choc Chip Uru October 28, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I don’t usually enjoy spice latte, but your photos look lovely 😀

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6 Shashi @ runninsrilankan October 29, 2014 at 11:12 AM

YUM – love the sound of this latte with pepita seed milk, Kiran! Gorgeous photos as always


7 Angie@Angie's Recipes October 29, 2014 at 11:12 AM

It looks so inviting!
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8 John@Kitchen Riffs October 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM

What a great combo of flavors! This would definitely wake me up! And great pictures, too. Thanks.
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9 Rachael | Spache the Spatula October 29, 2014 at 3:50 PM

This sounds delicious! LOVE that you used pumpkin seed milk in this!
SO pretty! Your posts always make me want you use way too many exclamation points, haha


10 Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next... October 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

This looks amazing Kiran! I’ve been wanting to try a pumpkin spice latte for ages now! So I think I’ve finally found the recipe to try, thanks for sharing!
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11 Carol at Wild Goose Teaq October 29, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I have had homemade lattes at other people’s homes. I have never tried PSL. Toooooo hot situations really drain me by the way. This latte looks delicious. But frankly anything with whipped cream rings my door chime.


12 Catalina @ Shades of Pink October 29, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Gorgeous, gorgeous pics, I can only imagine how good these taste, 100 times better than Starbucks.
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13 Juliana October 29, 2014 at 11:51 PM

This is such a pretty and tasty looking latte…I love the pumpkin spice in it! Awesome photos Kiran…hope you are having a great week 🙂


14 Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong October 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Absolutely loving this Pumpkin spice latte.. Can’t wait to give this version of psl a try.. Love your pictures btw.. 🙂
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15 Chris @ Shared Appetite October 30, 2014 at 3:09 PM

This is beautiful! My wife would love me to make these for her… maybe I should score some husband points?!
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16 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 31, 2014 at 7:04 AM

I’ve never had PSL but I’ve been to too many airports and had no luck finding a lot of things. This pumpkin latte sounds incredible. I don’t think I’ve ever had that milk before either!
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17 Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen October 31, 2014 at 8:33 AM

In the history of the world, there will never be enough PSL! I absolutely love them – so the fact you’re bringing me a recipe – you’re my hero! Pinned!
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18 Manali @ CookWithManali October 31, 2014 at 12:45 PM

For someone I was not able to post my comment, so here I go again. This looks amazing! and I love your photography, it’s beautiful! 🙂
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19 Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice October 31, 2014 at 1:17 PM

I love finding new recipes for pumpkin spice lattes! A definite necessity in the fall! 🙂 Your version sounds fantastic and so full of flavor!
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20 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 31, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I love a good PSL, yours looks divine!
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21 Cailee November 1, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Ahhh!! Pumpkin spice latte!! What a fun recipe to make for fall… and what a great way to save some extra cash by making it instead of buying them! Way to be!!
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22 Lilli @ Sugar and Cinnamon November 2, 2014 at 5:06 AM

Wow this looks so delicious! Great idea 🙂
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23 Raymund November 3, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Wow! you made it again. I need some of this to spice up my day
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24 Lisa H. November 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM

wow! Second post I came across using pumpkin as drink today.
Looks good and yummy 😀
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25 Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen November 5, 2014 at 2:52 AM

Love your pumpkin pepita seed milk!
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26 Meghan November 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Priorities!! Love it! And I love this gorgeous PSL!
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27 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ November 8, 2014 at 3:49 AM

I would love to indulge in this PSL every morning. As I said on my blog, I believe it is worth making our own pumpkin spice latte and thus keep control of the ingredients. There so much more than flavorings here, this is a real delicious drink!


28 MyKabulKitchen November 18, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Love me a PSL, recently I have had Pumpkin Spice Chai at a few places which has even more of a spice kick which I love! Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂
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29 Sophie December 12, 2014 at 1:19 PM

I taste many vegan PSL before & all loved them, home-made of course! I made your delectable special alternative more healthy version & loved every sip,..It was very delicious! xxx
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