As soon as fall and winter roll around, the iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte takes over coffeeshops worldwide. But if you want to opt out of the preservatives and expensive seasonal drinks, there are much more exciting versions to make at home, for every type of taste bud.
1. Classic Pumpkin Spice Latte
While we included some variations on this list, there’s nothing like the OG at-home version of Starbuck’s famous PSL. It uses pumpkin spice butter instead of canned pumpkin puree, spiced up by cinnamon, condensed milk, and whipped cream.
2. Pumpkin Spice Mocha
Chocolate lovers who still want in on the caffeinated pumpkin action will adore this cocoa twist on the classic recipe. Spiced up with ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and cinnamon, this hot drink is garnished with 2 whole chocolate bars at the end.
3. Pumpkin Spice Collagen Latte with Coconut Whip
Since the author of this recipe generally opts to make this latte caffeine free, decaf and can lovers alike will find something in this pumpkin spice collagen latte. There are skin boosting benefits and cashew milk to make this latte dairy and sugar free, but it’s in no way flavor free!
4. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
This ups the mocha content of your beverage and just replaces the caffeinated bits with more chocolate. Yes, a pumpkin spice hot chocolate exists and it is what dreams are made of, but you might have to give up dessert for the rest of the week. Save it for a snowy day!
5. Thick & Creamy Maple Pumpkin Pecan Pie Smoothie
This is a healthy recipe but it doesn’t taste healthy, making it a winner in our book. Utilizing Greek yogurt, almond butter, and pureed pumpkin or butternut squash, this drink is simply chock full of creamy, nutty (and wholesome) goodness.
6. Pumpkin Spice Latte Milkshake
This recipe is kid-friendly, but we have a feeling that the grown-ups will be reaching for seconds, too. Topped with whipped cream, pumpkin spice sugar, graham crackers and caramel, this decadent deliciousness is based off a Disney cafe recipe.
7. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte
A vegan latte to boost your energy during the mid-day slump. It combines warming chai, silky nut milk, and adds a zing of vanilla and turmeric to really nourish your soul from the inside out. Why not pull the toxins out while you get warm and cozy?
8. Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer
This isn’t so much a beverage as a creamer that you can add to coffee to make it creamier without added sugar. It is given its silky and sweet flavor and texture from a touch of maple syrup and coconut milk.
9. Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate
This is similar to the hot chocolate, but for those who prefer a sweeter tinge of white chocolate rather than milk or dark. This adds all the flavor you need, along with the added decadence of whole milk.
10. Pumpkin Salted Caramel Latte
This homemade beverage actually combines two famous Starbucks lattes and goes heavy on the spices, by the author’s preference. Filled with sweet and salty notes, you don’t have to use the mentioned latte base but can adjust to your heart’s desire.