Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

They say if you really love something, you’ve got to let it go, and if it comes back it’s yours forever.  I don’t know who ‘they’ are, and I don’t care. All I know is that fall is here, the pumpkin spice latte is back, and the birds sing my name every time my hot little hand curls itself around one of those venti vessels of joy.
 I’ve got competition though, because I know you love it too.
And why wouldn’t you? This thing is crazy delicious and makes one daydream about traipsing around a pumpkin patch on a cool autumn day wearing tweeds and cordouroy in rich, earthy colors with fancy autumnal names like rust, maize and aubergine.

Another thing I’ve heard about love is that it don’t cost a thing, but I guess J. Lo wasn’t singing about frothy, season-inspired coffee drinks cause I’m out five bucks every time I duck out of work to pick up my delicious hot date. I found a recipe online that comes pretty close to the popular coffee shop version, and will be enjoying my favorite fall beverage long after the last leaf has been shaken from the tree.

Pumpkin Spice Latte (originally featured on

2 cups milk (I used soy milk)
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin OR 1 teaspoon of Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup (your choice)
2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute – you can halve this amount
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine.)
In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry about it – just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk. Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top. Makes 1 or 2 servings.
Just had to pass the recipe along. Love must be shared.

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • Chic Geek (Devs)
    NEED to make this ASAP! Thanks for sharing!
  • This Bridge
    I thank you, and my wallet thanks you!
  • Jenn from Much to My Delight
    I used Silk “Very Vanilla” soymilk, so I didn’t use any extra vanilla or sugar, and used canned pumpkin instead of the syrup. I don’t have an espresso machine, so I just made a stronger cup of coffee than usual. Very good!
  • Cassi @ Miles from Suburbia
    I just found your blog – and apparently, it was just. in. time. I literally squealed when I saw that my boyfriend, Pumpkin Spice Latte was back! Thanks for the recipe!
  • Jaime @ La vie…J’aime
    Yum- I need my first Starbucks pumpkin spice latte of the season. PS: Your Summer Snapshot just posted! :)
  • Kate at Dream To Life
    Oh My Goodness – this is so much fun! I LOVE Pumpkin Spice-rs from Starbucks, and this is just a million times better :>) Thanks! Great blog!
  • Monet
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a wonderful way to celebrate Fall! I love warm drinks on cold afternoons, and once it finally cools down in Austin, I’m going to be giving this a try. Have a great Tuesday, sweet girl!
  • Lauren Zabaneh
    Jen, I have to say, your posts are just as delightful as a pumpkin latte. You painted fall so beautifully and made me really want a pumpkin latte and take my kids to go pick out their pumpkins.
  • Lauren Zabaneh
    Oh crap! sorry Jenn, I spelled your name “Jen” above. so sorry.
  • gabrielle
    i am definitely saving this recipe!! thanks.
  • Alice
    this sounds absolutely delicious! i definitely love the pumpkins and squash we get in the autumn.
  • sara
    yummm, pumpkin is all i want even though fall is only just starting! i had a starbucks pumpkin spice latte the other day.. but making it homemade would definitely be more fun :)
  • Brookelyn
    Thank you for sharing this!
  • ag.
    this makes me finally ready for fall!
    i love your writing!
  • Diana Mieczan
    Perfect! I need to make this tonight:)…Yummy…Thank you so much for sharing the love:)
    Hugs,sweetie Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :) !!!