The first day of fall starts this week and I am so thankful to finally be able to fully indulge in my favorite fall drinks. I love a hot pumpkin spice latte or a warm cup of apple cider, as most people do, around this time of year. I blogged about my at-home pumpkin spice latte a few weeks ago, but this time around I am sharing an iced version that you can make at home with or without an espresso machine. I always use an espresso pot and frothing wand personally!
It’s still a little warm here, so this iced pumpkin spice latte is the perfect way to give me all the fall feels as we welcome a new season.
You can use any milk that you choose. I use either regular whole milk or oat milk. I based this recipe on whole milk for the nutrition notes, but oat milk is equally delicious.
- 1 tablespoon spiced pure pumpkin puree *see note
- 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 espresso shot
- 1/2 cup choice of milk
- Ground cinnamon
- Make your espresso with your choice of an espresso blend. I don't have an espresso machine, so I use a Moka Pot to do this!
- In a small pot, melt your pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice on low heat.
- Once your espresso shot is ready, add that to the pot with the pumpkin mix.
- Let the mixture completely melt, stirring consistently.
- Once it's ready, remove it from the heat and allow it to slightly cool, then pour it over ice in your choice of glass or mug.
- Add 1/4 cup of cold milk of your choice.
- I like to add a touch more ice here if needed. Sometimes the warm espresso melts the initial handful of ice.
- Using a frothing wand, froth the remaining 1/4 cup of milk to foam it, then pour it over your iced coffee and cold milk mixture.
- Top with ground cinnamon and enjoy.
I prefer to spice my pumpkin puree straight out of the can since it's a little earthy tasting by itself. To do this, I put the entire can of pure pumpkin puree into a bowl then mix it with 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. I store it in the Refridgerator in a glass container while I make my pumpkin spice latte drinks throughout the weeks. It will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.