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Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

The right kind of coffee can set us in the perfect mood; whether it is a hectic day at work or a highly anticipated occasion at home. As we are near summer, it’s exhilarating to try the iced pumpkin spice latte. We’ve been a fan of the beverage ever since Starbucks launched it on their fall menu and now it’s up to us to replicate it.

You can enjoy an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte at home with surprisingly similar results as that of Starbucks, minus the cash you’d spend if it were store-bought. We’ve come up with a copycat recipe that will allow you to enjoy this beverage at home without having to spend a fortune.

What is Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte?

This beverage is a cold brew version of the pumpkin spice latte. The Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is originally made of espresso and milk. It gets its flavor from the pumpkin puree, spices, and sweet maple syrup. To top it off, the drink is served with whipped cream.

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How does Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Taste?

Before even sipping the iced pumpkin spice latte, you’ll be indulged by the sweet-spicy aroma of the pumpkin spices and maple syrup. With the first sip, this latte drink tastes cold and sweet for an instance and later the light spicy flavor begins to settle in the mouth which isn’t very overpowering.

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte (Step-By-Step)

Making an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte has never been easy without this step-by-step recipe. The ingredients required are easily available and no fancy espresso machines are needed so you can prepare this beverage without having any second thoughts.

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Ingredients

  • Medium to dark roasted espresso powder
  • 2% milk
  • Maple syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Ice cubes
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Pumpkin pie spices
  • Sweetener of your choice (optional)

Equipment Needed

  • Moka pot
  • Serving glass
  • Blender

Instructions

  • Brew double shots of espresso using a Moka pot and allow it to cool. (if you don’t have a Moka pot, you can use an Aeropress or French Press)
  • In a blender, add the espresso, ½ cup milk, pumpkin puree, ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice, and maple syrup.
  • Blend the ingredients until you have a bubbly and frothy mixture.
  • At this point, taste the mixture. If you feel it needs to be sweetened, add the sweetener of your choice.
  • In a serving glass, generously drizzle some maple syrup and add 4-5 ice cubes.
  • Pour the mixture into the glass.
  • To top off the drink, add whipped cream and sprinkle a dash of pumpkin spice.

Your Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is ready to drink!

How to Make Pumpkin Spice At Home

To make an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte, you can use a store-bought pumpkin spice or make a batch for yourself at home. We’ve got a quick recipe to prepare a homemade pumpkin spice blend.

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon powder
  • 2 teaspoons ginger (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 2 teaspoons allspice powder

Steps to Follow

  • In a bowl add 2tbsp of cinnamon powder then add 2 tsp of ground ginger and allspice powder each.
  • Now put 1 tsp of ground cloves and then 1tsp of nutmeg powder.
  • Lastly, mix the dry spices well and store the blend in an airtight jar at room temperature.

Questions People Ask

What is Pumpkin Spice?

Pumpkin spice or commonly known as pumpkin pie spice is a blend of dry spices: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. It is used in making traditional pumpkin pies and is also the main ingredient in the pumpkin spice latte.

How to make Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Healthy?

To make a healthy Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte, skip the whipped cream. You can also swap the 2% milk for oat milk or almond milk to make it suitable for vegans while preparing the drink.

How to store Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte?

An Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte can last up to 7 days in the refrigerator. If not refrigerated the drink will go stale within an hour once prepared.

Can I order Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks?

Since Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte is a part of the Starbucks menu, you can ask the barista to serve the drink in the cup sizes of your choice: Tall, Grande or Venti.

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte: Conclusion

Now that you know how to make Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte, start the prep for the fall season with this amazing drink. You can enjoy it on a cold night with friends or take it to work for your office colleagues. Either way, a single sip of this latte will set you right into the holiday spirit.

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

A cold brew variant of the famous pumpkin spice latte. Best known as the Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte, created with espresso and milk. The pumpkin puree, spices, and sweet maple syrup give its taste.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: espresso drinks, iced pumpkin spice latte, Pumpkin Spice Latte, starbucks copycat
Servings: 1
Calories: 509kcal

Equipment

  • Moka pot
  • Serving Glass
  • Blender

Ingredients

  • Dark roasted espresso powder
  • 2% milk (Use oat milk or almond milk for vegans)
  • Maple syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Ice cubes
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Pumpkin pie spices
  • Sweetener of your choice (optional)

Instructions

  • Brew double shots of espresso using a Moka pot and allow it to cool.
  • In a blender, add the espresso, ½ cup milk, pumpkin puree, ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice, and maple syrup.
  • Blend the ingredients until you have a bubbly and frothy mixture.
  • At this point, taste the mixture. If you feel it needs to be sweetened, add the sweetener of your choice.
  • In a serving glass, generously drizzle some maple syrup and add 4-5 ice cubes.
  • Pour the mixture into the glass or coffee mug.
  • To top off the drink, add whipped cream and sprinkle a dash of pumpkin spice. (Avoid whipped cream if you are looking for a healthy version)

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Camila Coleman

A blogger and coffee Nomad, who loves to explore new coffee recipes and enjoy content writing. I like to share my experience and what I have learned through my blogs, social media, and forums.

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