Throwback Thursdays: Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
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tried to wait until it was officially Autumn to post a pumpkin recipe, but apparently I just couldn’t quite hold off. It certainly feels like my favorite season here in New England, and we’re a mere few days away according to the calendar.

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

The ultimate summer-into-fall beverage (well, other than pumpkin beer of course) is the ever-popular iced pumpkin spice latte. Starbucks started the trend a while back and food bloggers everywhere have posted their own version over the years.

Two years ago I posted a couple of horrifically bad Instagram photos of my recipe and I’m back with revisions!

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

The recipe itself hasn’t changed, but I like the marbled effect of the pumpkin mixture swirled with the coffee when I made it this time around, so I photographed it as such.

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

As you sip, the two liquids mix into one delicious & refreshing concoction that is perfect for these end-of-summer-cool-but-not-cold days.

Bottoms up!

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
Name:Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cooking Time:5 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
Servings:2 servings
Yield:1 glass per serving


  • 3/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk from Trader Joe’s)
  • 3 Tbsp pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground ginger
  • tiny pinch ground nutmeg
  • tiny pinch cloves
  • ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup strong cold-brewed coffee or brewed coffee that has chilled thoroughly in the fridge

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 120 calories

Total Fat: 3g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 30mg

Total Carbohydrates: 20g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Total Sugars: 15g

Protein: 3g


1. Brew the Coffee

Start by brewing a cup of strong coffee. You can use your preferred brewing method, whether it’s a classic drip machine, French press, or espresso. Allow the coffee to cool to room temperature.

2. Prepare the Pumpkin Spice Mix

In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and the pumpkin spice blend. Mix well until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

3. Mix the Latte Base

In a blender or shaker, combine the cooled coffee, milk, and the prepared pumpkin spice mix. Shake or blend until the mixture is well combined and frothy.

4. Add Ice

Fill a glass with ice cubes. Pour the pumpkin spice latte mixture over the ice.

5. Optional Garnishes

If desired, top your iced pumpkin spice latte with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. For an extra touch, add a cinnamon stick for stirring or garnish.

6. Serve and Enjoy

Give your iced pumpkin spice latte a final stir, and your refreshing autumn beverage is ready to be enjoyed. Sip and savor the delightful blend of pumpkin, spices, and coffee – a perfect treat for Throwback Thursdays or any day that calls for a touch of nostalgia.

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