Skip the expensive drive-thru options and whip up your own Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte at home, with as much pumpkin pie flavor as you like!
Break out a cute sweater, even in the summer, and get ready to make a delicious Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte! This super easy drink only requires four ingredients, ice, espresso, milk and pumpkin pie flavored Torani syrup, but you know you can’t forget the creamy whipped topping and sprinkling of spice!
Every Day of the Week
Being a grown up means that I don’t have to wait for a certain season, like pumpkin season, to start- I can enjoy it whenever I want to because I know how to do things! Like many people, I love all things pumpkin, and my whole family does, too, so we’re ready to start rolling out the pumpkin goods before even the stores are. (So…July?) Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is the perfect quick and simple drink to make that starts all of my days off right, with cold espresso and so much pumpkin pie spice flavor- it’s one of my favorite guiltless pleasures!
Other Recipes to Serve with Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
- I feel like I don’t need to say anything more than Pumpkin Pancakes with Pumpkin Spice Butter, I drool just thinking about them!
- While I’m on a breakfast kick, because I really do love breakfast, especially with my lattes, you should know about Pumpkin Scones– they are amazingly delicious and make each morning feel like it’s going to be a great day!
Espresso: For each glass you make you will need 2 ounces of espresso, so make sure you have enough for all the gasses you will make.
Syrup: You will need Torani Pumpkin Pie flavored syrup, which you can find in the coffee aisle in most grocery stores, or you can order online.
Milk: You can use your preferred milk or plant based milk.
Extras: You will need enough ice for each glass, as well as toppings like whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice, if you want to top your latte.
How to Make Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
STEP ONE: Add ice, brewed espresso and pumpkin pie syrup to a glass.
STEP TWO: Add the milk to the glass and stir to mix everything.
STEP THREE: Top your latte with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice for an extra delicious treat and enjoy!
Tips for Success
- So, how do you make espresso? For this drink, there are a few options for making the espresso part of the drink, such as brewing some using an espresso machine, using a Nespresso machine, or even brewing a bold roast in a French press. You can brew strong coffee in your coffee maker, but technically this would be a café au lait, which will still work in this drink. The last option for making an espresso would be to use a packet of instant espresso, which is not a bad option if you rarely make espresso, but you may find you need an espresso machine after tasting this amazing drink.
- If you can not find the Pumpkin Pie Torani syrup, you can make your own by purchasing simple syrup and pumpkin pie spice extract! Add 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice extract to 1 1/2 ounces of simple syrup and you have a delicious homemade option.
- If you want your latte to have a bigger pumpkin pie flavor without adding more sugar, add 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice extract to your latte with the syrup and stir to mix.
What’s in an iced PSL?
Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte, abbreviated PSL, is a super popular drink introduced by Starbucks years back. The original recipe did not contain any actual pumpkin but a revamp around 2015 found a new and improved PSL recipe that included a pumpkin sauce. The iconic PSL consists of espresso, milk, pumpkin spice sauce, ice and a topping combo of whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice. By making shortcuts like using syrup in this recipe, you get all of the same amazing flavors without spending more than a few minutes making it!
How do I make a pumpkin spice latte sweeter?
There are many ways to make your latte even sweeter, such as by adding more pumpkin pie syrup or adding syrups like caramel, mocha, or chocolate. Substituting the Torani syrup for a pumpkin spice coffee creamer could be a sweet way to go or simply sprinkling additional spices on top, like cinnamon and nutmeg. Conversely, if you’d appreciate a bigger espresso flavor, add another shot and perk your day up! When you make a homemade version of this latte, you can make it exactly the way you want it or just have a blast making new versions to fall in love with.
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- 8 ounces whole milk
- 2 ounces espresso (see note)
- 1 1/2 ounces pumpkin pie flavored syrup (see note)
- Whipped cream for garnish
- Pumpkin pie spice for garnish
- Add ice, pumpkin pie syrup, and espresso to a large glass.
- Pour in the milk and stir to combine.
- Top with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice if desired. Serve immediately.
- If you don’t have an espresso or Nespresso machine to make the espresso in, a french press with bold roast espresso will work. If you’re really in a pinch you can use instant espresso.
- If you are unable to find the pumpkin pie flavored Torani syrup you can use 1 ½ ounces of simple syrup mixed with ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice extract instead.
- If you want to increase the pumpkin flavor without increasing sweetness, you can add ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie flavor extract in addition to the Torani syrup.
- Starbucks pumpkin syrup is actually more like a sauce. It’s made with sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and pumpkin puree. I have tried making versions of it at home but find it always leaves the latte with a less than desirable texture. Plus it’s not shelf-stable. If you really want a sauce option instead of flavored syrup, I would recommend using Torani Pumpkin Pie Sauce instead.
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