Looking for a pumpkin spice latte recipe? Try expert barista Celeste Wong's step-by-step guide, then check out our gingerbread latte, turmeric latte, iced latte and caramel iced latte.

How to make pumpkin spice latte

Celeste says, "Pumpkin spice latte is definitely a popular October and November drink. You can either buy a flavoured pumpkin spice syrup at your supermarket or there are plenty online. But also, you can use a simple syrup or vanilla syrup too. If you want to make your own vanilla syrup, below is a quick and easy recipe and method."

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Pumpkin spice latte recipe


  • 60ml espresso
  • 2 tsp puréed pumpkin (from a can)
  • 200ml milk
  • cinnamon or nutmeg, to sprinkle
  • cinnamon stick (optional)


  • 60ml water
  • 30g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • STEP 1

    To make the simple syrup, put the water, sugar and vanilla extract in a pot and boil until the sugar is dissolved.

  • STEP 2

    Use 25ml of the syrup and put it in a mug. Add espresso (approx 60ml) using an espresso machine (see above) or your preferred method.

  • STEP 3

    Add the puréed pumpkin into the milk jug with the milk and steam. If you are using a milk frother you can add it to this too. Just make sure the purée is really smooth.

  • STEP 4

    Pour your heated textured milk into the espresso and syrup. Dust with cinnamon or nutmeg and garnish with a cinnamon stick across your glass (for extra effect you can singe the ends with a kitchen blow torch if you have one).


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