No super-sweet sugar bombs here! Make your very own pumpkin spice latte at home with this healthy recipe that allows you to control just how much added sugar goes into your coffee drink. If you would rather have a vegan latte, use whatever nondairy milk you'd like. Real pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon and coffee—it's fall in a mug! For a grown-up version, try spiking your PSL with bourbon, dark rum or a coffee liqueur such as Kahlúa. (If using a sweetened liqueur, consider cutting down on the maple syrup in the recipe.)

Sylvia Fountaine
Source:, September 2018


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place milk in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk in pumpkin, maple syrup and nutmeg. Add cinnamon stick. Heat just to a simmer (do not boil). Remove from heat.

  • Use a milk frother to create a foamy consistency, if desired. Place espresso (or coffee) in a mug; pour in the milk mixture. Garnish with the cinnamon stick and a pinch of nutmeg.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 17.2g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.4g 6% DV; sugars 14.3g; fat 6.2g 10% DV; saturated fat 3.5g 17% DV; cholesterol 18.3mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 7445.8IU 149% DV; vitamin c 1.9mg 3% DV; folate 15.9mcg 4% DV; calcium 227.5mg 23% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 32mg 11% DV; potassium 379.3mg 11% DV; sodium 83mg 3% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV; added sugar 4g.

Reviews (3)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
I will make it again but with modifications. I too thought the nutmeg amount made it a bit bitter. Maybe just a sprinkle of nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Good but not great, I normally don't like much sweetness in drinks but this needed just a bit more for my taste but I held off. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This pumpkin-spiced latte is is my all-time favorite for fall. It's just sweet enough without being a s total sugar bomb -- quite different from Starbuck's PSL. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
I found it to be bitter so tried again without the nutmeg and still didn't like it. Read More