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Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte (Starbucks Copycat)

Last Updated on April 3, 2024

This easy homemade iced pumpkin spice latte is just as delicious as the famous Starbucks drink, but it’s much easier on your wallet. Fall is here again! And having this PSL coffee is a sweet cozy hug in a glass. This sweet and aromatic drink is not only popular but also healthy. 

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Best of all, you don’t have to be a pro to make a quality pumpkin spice latte drink. All you need is the proper mixer for the job, and it will satisfy your need for coffee and sweets in every sip. Unlike the other drinks out there, we use real pumpkin purée in this recipe.

From now on you can make your very own Starbucks drink at home from everyday ingredients in your very own pantry.

So grab your favorite book, wear your favorite pj’s, get ready to unwind, and enjoy the flavors of fall with our homemade Starbucks autumn drink.

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte – Why You’ll Love This Recipe

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  • It’s a Starbucks Copycat drink that you can do at home in 4 easy steps to save you big bucks.
  • This drink has all the flavors of fall and can be served hot or cold.
  • It uses real pumpkin!
  • You can use your favorite coffee and is dairy-free.
  • You can add more spices and customize this drink to your liking. You can also add garnishes as toppings.

Ingredients

Prep time 10 minutes, 2 Servings

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  • 4 tbsp ground coffee 
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ice to fill the glass

Optional Toppings:


How To Make PSL Coffee

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  1. Brew your coffee of choice in a French press coffee maker or use 2 shots of espresso. 
  2. Place the coffee in the fridge and let it cool down until it reaches room temperature. 
  3. Transfer the coffee to a blender and add soy milk, pumpkin puree maple syrup, and spices. Mix everything together until it is combined.
  4. Fill 2 glasses with ice then pour the latte equally. Top it up with vegan whipped cream, or sprinkle it with cinnamon or cocoa powder, and serve.

What Is Pumpkin Spice?

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Pumpkin spice aka pumpkin pie spice is a popular spice blend that is commonly associated with autumn and fall-themed foods and beverages.

It typically consists of a mixture of warm and aromatic spices (similar to Chai spices), including cinnamon and nutmeg, and other spices as well.

The blend depends on where you bought it. These spices are known for their comforting and cozy flavors, making them perfect for seasonal treats. Keep in mind that other pumpkin spice blends don’t contain actual pumpkins.

But in this recipe, we DO use real pumpkin. It just adds to the autumn vibe and helps our iced pumpkin latte recipe have that warm, cozy, pumpkin flavor.

Uses Of Pumpkin Spice

Perhaps the most famous use of pumpkin spice is in Latte, a beloved and popular autumn beverage sold at coffee shops like Starbucks.

It combines espresso with steamed milk and pumpkin spice, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of more pumpkin spice.

🎃 Baking: Pumpkin spice is often used in baking to flavor various treats like pumpkin pies, muffins, cookies, cakes, and bread. It adds a warm and comforting flavor profile to these baked goods.

🎃 Pancakes and Waffles: You can incorporate pumpkin spice into pancake or waffle batter to make delicious breakfast dishes.

🎃 Spiced Nuts: Pumpkin spice can be used to season roasted nuts, making them a festive and tasty snack.

🎃 Roasted Vegetables: Use a dash of pumpkin spice when roasting vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, or butternut squash to add a hint of warmth and sweetness.

🎃 Smoothies: Pumpkin spice can be added to smoothies, especially those featuring pumpkin puree, yogurt, or milk, to create a flavorful and nutritious fall-themed drink.

Tips, Variations, And Substitutions

🍹 Vanilla extract – you can add a teaspoon of vanilla to have a more sweet-smelling iced coffee.

🍹 Oat milk, coconut milk – If you don’t have soy milk you can use these two instead to keep it dairy-free. Keep in mind that coconut milk has a different flavor profile.

🍹 Coffee of your choice – you can brew coffee in your espresso machine if you have one or use store-bought decaf.

🍹 Ground cloves – this compliments the cinnamon in this cold brew. It has a sweet, pungent, almost hot taste which is in theme for our plant-based coffee.

🍹 Ground ginger – like cloves, this spice has a sweet, pungent, and warm taste. It will emphasize the autumn flavors of our recipe as well.

🍹 Canned pumpkin – if you don’t have fresh pumpkin puree or you don’t want to make a batch yourself, you can buy 100% canned pumpkin puree for your convenience. Just make sure it is not sweetened or has other additives.

🍹 Froth – if you have an electric whisk or a milk froth machine you can use it to make your milk frothy as the topping.

Other Pumpkin Recipes With Homemade Pumpkin Spice

Check out this vegan pumpkin bread that fits with the autumn-themed recipes. It’s a pumpkin loaf with a sweet and light pumpkin spice icing that’s going to cozy up your coffee time.

Other Starbucks copycat drink recipes: Starbucks dragon drink recipe and Starbucks strawberry acai refresher.

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Frequently Asked Questions (faqs)

1. Why Is This Drink Such A Delight To Drink?

It’s a cold coffee mix that warms you up with sweet, aromatic, and hot spices. It also has that cozy pumpkin flavor which is a popular flavor for autumn.

2. Can I Make It A Hot Drink Like In Starbucks?

Just like in Starbucks, you can make this drink hot or cold depending on your preference.

Once you have brewed your coffee, skip the part where it chills in the fridge and omit the ice.

After you have blended everything in the blender you can heat it up in a saucepan and warm it up on low heat while you keep stirring.

3. Don’t I Need Pumpkin Spice Syrup For This Recipe?

This recipe uses simple ingredients that are commonly found already in your pantry or fridge.

You can also easily buy them in your closest supermarket or grocery.

This version is made healthier by removing the need for added sugar in this drink. But if you want to use the syrup you may do so.

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ICED PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE RECIPE (STARBUCKS COPYCAT)

Love pumpkin spice lattes? You'll fall head over heels for our iced version! Learn how to make this irresistible drink yourself and enjoy a taste of fall year-round.
5 from 4 votes
Print Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 207kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp ground coffee  for 2 shots of espresso, see note.
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree fresh or canned
  • 2 cup soy milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup more if desired
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp ground nutmeg
  • ice to fill the glass

Toppings (optional)

  • Vegan Whipped cream
  • Stiffed cocoa 
  • Chocolate syrup

Instructions

  • Brew your coffee of choice in a French press coffee maker or use 2 shots of espresso. 
  • Place the coffee in the fridge and let it cool down until it reaches room temperature. 
  • Transfer the coffee to a blender and add soy milk, pumpkin puree maple syrup, and spices. Mix everything together until it is combined.
  • Fill 2 glasses with ice then pour the latte equally. Top it up with vegan whipped cream, or sprinkle it with cinnamon or cocoa powder, and serve.

Notes

  • If you don’t have espresso machine, you can use 2 tbsp instant coffee +1/2 cup hot water.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 3266IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 2mg

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