Spicy Pumpkin Spice Latte


I don't normally drink pumpkin spice lattes, but when I do, I make my own and don't drop 5 dollars at the corner coffee stand. And this version, with a spicy kick, actually has pumpkin in it! Cooking the pumpkin and the spices in the saucepan eliminates any raw squash flavor and makes the spices toastier. And the black pepper gives this latte a nice kick.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 servings


  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 10 fluid ounces hot strongly brewed coffee

  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch pumpkin pie spice, or to taste


  1. Whisk almond milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, and pepper together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is almost boiling; remove from heat and whisk until frothy, about 1 minute. Divide mixture between 2 mugs.

  2. Slowly pour coffee into each mug. Top with whipped cream and pinch pumpkin pie spice.

Cook's Note:

You can use a sugar substitute instead of sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

129 Calories
3g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 328mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love