I 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.
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!
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.
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.
Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
|Name:||Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte|
|Prep Time:||5 minutes|
|Cooking Time:||5 minutes|
|Total Time:||10 minutes|
|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
Total Carbohydrates: 20g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Total Sugars: 15g
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.