Skip the drive-through and enjoy your coffee right at home with this delicious Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe! It’s made with all things autumnal and tasty: pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla, and even oat milk.
The most delicious pumpkin spice fall drink
If there is one thing that the entire world seems to collectively enjoy during the fall, it’s undoubtedly the pumpkin spiced latte. As soon as the air starts to feel crisp (or even a month prior), stores start advertising their pumpkin spice-flavored treats. Who can blame them? They’re delicious!
Of all the pumpkin-flavored fall foods, I definitely think the pumpkin spice latte sits at #1. Between the thick pumpkin base and the pumpkin spice cold foam, what’s not to love?
Today, we’re making this delicious at-home version so that you can enjoy your favorite morning beverage without having to wait in a drive-through line. After making this once, it’s going to become your new go-to!
Ingredients in this iced pumpkin spice latte
This pumpkin spice lattes are made of two sets of ingredients: those for the pumpkin spice syrup, and those for the cold foam! We’ll start by making the syrup on the stove before preparing the cold foam.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- Coconut sugar: First up for the pumpkin spice base is 1 cup of coconut sugar. This is going to help us achieve a deliciously sweet flavor while omitting granulated sugar.
- Pumpkin puree: Next up for the drink is 1/3 cup of pumpkin puree. This creates the delicious pumpkin flavor that we’re aiming for!
- Pumpkin pie spice: Add another dash of pumpkin flavor with 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice.
- Oat milk: Next, thicken it up with 1/2 cup of oat milk (or creamer if preferred).
- Water: Follow the oat milk with 1/2 cup of water.
- Vanilla: Last up for this part of the recipe is 1 tsp of vanilla. This ingredient makes a huge difference!
- Coffee: The largest part of this drink consists of the coffee itself! You will need 1.5 cups.
Pumpkin Spice Cold Foam
- Creamer: To create the cold foam, start with a base consisting of 1/4 cup of creamer. I like Sown brand oat milk creamer. You need a creamer with thickening agents if using dairy-free. Otherwise, use half & half for regular.
- Pumpkin puree: We’ll be adding a touch of pumpkin puree to the cold foam as well! Use 1/5 tbsp.
- Pumpkin pie spice: Once again, add pumpkin pie spice. This time, use 1/2 tsp.
- Maple syrup: Add another dash of sweet flavor with 1 tbsp of maple syrup.
- Vanilla: Finally, finish things off with 1/2 tsp of vanilla.
Tools used to make this drink
Only a few kitchen tools are needed to make this pumpkin drink! You will need the following:
- Frother or jar
To measure ingredients, you will need the following sized measuring cups: 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup sized measuring cups.
How to make this iced pumpkin spice latte
This recipe fulfills PSL cravings and it’s easy to make. What could be better than that? Let’s dive in!
Bring the mix to a boil and once boiling, reduce the heat to medium. Let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. Turn off the heat, stir in the vanilla, and let the syrup cool for 30 minutes before pouring it into a glass jar for storage.
Next, prepare the cold foam by adding all of the ingredients to a frother or jar (if using a hand frother). Froth the mixture until it becomes very foamy.
Finally, make the latte by adding 2 tbsp of the syrup to a glass. Add ice and 1.5 cups of coffee to the glass. Mix until well combined, top with cold foam, and enjoy!
Can I enjoy this as a hot latte?
You can definitely make a hot version of this fall drink! To do so, simply omit the ice and make sure the coffee you’re using is fresh out of the pot (i.e. hot). The cold foam will make things a bit colder but shouldn’t cool down your coffee immediately. If preferred, omit the cold foam.
What to pair with a PSL
Now that you’ve made your coffee, you need the perfect pairing ideas! Try enjoying it with a yummy coffee cake in a Pumpkin or Lemon Blueberry flavor, or try it with this Pumpkin Streusel Bread! You can also enjoy it alongside a classic Cinnamon Crumble or even Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins. Enjoy!
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
If you’re looking for some more coffee-related recipes, try one of these drinks!
- Coffee Protein Smoothie
- Pumpkin Espresso Martini
- Peppermint Espresso Martini
- Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe
Photos by Moriah Sawtelle and recipe by Erin Antoniak.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup oat milk or creamer
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla
Pumpkin Spice Cold Foam
- 1/4 cup creamer (I like Sown brand oat milk creamer – you need a creamer with thickening agents if using dairy free, otherwise use half & half for regular)
- .5 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Make the syrup first. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add coconut sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, oat milk, and water. Whisk until combined.
- Bring to a boil, and once boiling, reduce heat to medium. Let simmer for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. Turn off heat, stir in vanilla, and let syrup cool for 30 minutes before pouring into glass jar for storage.
- Make cold foam by adding all ingredients to frother or jar (if using a hand frother). Froth until very foamy.
- Make latte by adding 2 tablespoons of syrup to glass. Add ice and 1.5 cups coffee. Mix until well combined and then top with cold foam. Enjoy!
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