Behind The Butter

pumpkin spice latte

by Sarah

serves one

1 shot of espresso (about 1/4 cup)

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon canned pumpkin

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (This makes one teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice: 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp allspice, 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg)


1. Make the espresso.(I use my mini Bialetti, which I just fill with water, add finely ground coffee, and heat over the stove-top. Directions here.)

2. In a small saucepan, combine milk, pumpkin, and sugar. Cook over medium heat, until steaming.

3. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and spice. Transfer to blender and pulse for about 15 seconds. (You can also use a whisk.) The mixture should be foamy.

4. Add to cup and top with espresso. I sprinkled a little extra spice on top.

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  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black
    November 13, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Gorgeous pic- you’re making me want a latter or something! 🙂

  • Cathy
    November 13, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Oh my gosh! So excited that somebody submitted this recipe! I like getting these from coffee shops, but don’t enjoy the price.

  • Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun
    November 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Mmmmm. Now I don’t have to run to Starbucks every time I want a Pumpkin Spice Frap! Thanks for the recipe. 😀

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I want to recreate the eggnog latte!

  • Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes
    November 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    It’s snowing here! I think I need one of these to fortify me while I bake! 🙂
    cathy b.

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    November 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Simple and delicious! The extra spinkle ontop makes it just that much more pretty.

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations
    November 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    This is a wonderful recipe. I like putting canned pumpkin and coffee in the blender. I love how it gets just a little bit thick.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    November 13, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I actually haven’t even been able to find the time this fall to go to Starbucks and try a pumpkin spice latte. Now I guess I don’t have to! 😀 I can’t wait to make this.

  • stacey-healthylife
    November 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    PSL is the new thing in the blog world, looks delicious.

  • emily hall
    November 13, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I love pumpkin lattes….so I am gonna definitely try this!

  • Nicola
    November 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this! I will definitely be trying this one. Also thanks for the pumpkin pie spice ingredients as well, I can’t find this spice in Australia.

  • Maren
    November 13, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I think I need to start making my coffee prettier… 😀

  • Nelly@CrazySexyFit
    November 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    This makes me really, really want an espresso machine! I used to work as a barista and got used to constant access to gourmet caffeine…sadly no more. But someday…

  • Nicole @bodybybeer
    November 13, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I think I just drooled a little…. yep. I did. :-]’

  • Sonya
    November 14, 2010 at 4:36 am

    OOOOHHHH!!! I can’t wait to try this! YUMMY!

  • Maria
    November 14, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Making this right…now! (presses enter key and scurries off into the kitchen and asks fiance to make the espresso bc I’m inept at making stovetop espresso.)

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    November 14, 2010 at 7:41 am

    OH yum. move over starbucks..