This is a Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte with a healthy twist. This homemade version is so easy to make and has a lot less sugar and carbs. It is also a lot cheaper to make your own PSL!

A cozy mug od pumpkin pie spiced latte. it is frothy on the top and sprinkled with cinnamon

It’s Pumpkin Season, I mean, Pumpkin Spice Latte Season.

Are you craving a cozy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, but want something less sweet and homemade.

You have to try this homemade version instead! It’s creamy, frothy, and sweet, while this recipe is made with real pumpkin puree and sweetened with maple syrup only.

This lighter version of pumpkin spice latte is truly a fall packed in one cozy mug.

If you are into everything pumpkin spice (just like I am) you should also try this Pumpkin Bread, these Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Cashew Glaze, and these Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars as well. 

What Makes THis Pumpkin Spice latte Better Than Starbucks

two cups of homemade PSL that's vegan, dairy free and keto

Free of Conventional Dairy Product

In order to make this Pumpkin Spice Latte vegan and dairy-free I used my favorite plant-based milk, oat milk. It froths very well, and the flavor is rich and creamy.

You can also use coconut milk, cashew milk, almond milk, or any other dairy-free kind that you would like. Use unsweetened and unflavored for the best result. 

If you got some extra time, try making this super easy 2-ingredient cashew milk. It’s delicious in the espresso drink as well.

Lastly, of course, you can also use regular milk. Whole milk makes delicious creamy lattes! 

It has real Pumpkin Puree (Not Sweetened Pumpkin Pie Puree)

It does sound crazy, but a lot of the coffee shops don’t use any actual pumpkin in the pumpkin lattes. Instead, the flavor comes from flavored syrups. 

However, my latte recipe has actual homemade pumpkin puree in it.

Lower Sugar

This PSL only calls for 1 -2 tablespoons of maple syrup or to taste. There is no conventional refined sugar added.

Of course, you can adjust the amount depending on your sweet tooth preference.

dairy free milk, puree, cinnamon and maple syrup is being whisked together in a saucepan

Substitution for maple syrup

Maple syrup can be substituted for other sweeteners as well.

You can use an equal amount of honey or coconut sugar as well.

This homemade pumpkin spice latte can also be made free of sweeteners. Simply omit sweeteners altogether. Most oat milk has a light sweetness to it, so this fall drink will still be delicious. 

Ingredients to make pumpkin spice latte

To make PSL at home, all that’s needed are a handful easy accessible ingredients. 

  • Pumpkin puree – try my homemade recipe 
  • Milk of choice – I use oat milk
  • Maple syrup – or monk fruit for keto
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Espresso or strongly brewed coffee
A cozy mug of pumpkin pie spiced latte. it is frothy on the top and sprinkled with cinnamon

How to Make this Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Start with adding milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice into a saucepan.

Turn the stove on to medium and whisk together all the ingredients. Keeps stirring to prevent the milk to burn.

Then, once it starts to bubble a little bit, turn the heat to low and whisk more until everything is well combined and a thick foam has formed. 

Now, remove the pumpkin-flavored creamer from the heat and stir in vanilla extract.

To make the vegan pumpkin spice creamer even frothier, use a milk frother.

Prepare the espresso or brew strong coffee. Then, pour the espresso or coffee into a mug and top with the pumpkin creamer.

Lastly, sprinkle extra cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice on top of the espresso drink, or add whip cream. 

How to serve the vegan espresso drink

My favorite way of drinking this sweet pumpkin spice latte is of course together with more pumpkin treats! Right now, these are my favorite pumpkin treats, but there are so many more on my blog when you search for them. 

  1. Pumpkin Coffee Cake 
  2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
  3. Gooey Pumpkin Brownies


two healthy homemade pumpkin spice lattes with cinnamon on top. They are made with oat milk and espresso


Batch this Pumpkin Spice Creamer up

Besides the delicious fall flavors, my favorite part about this pumpkin spice latte recipe is that you can prep it in a big batch and use the oat milk pumpkin creamer throughout the whole week!

After the vegan creamer has cooled down, simply pour the pumpkin spice creamer into a glass jar and store it in the fridge up to 5 days.

When you are ready to enjoy it, either heat it up in the microwave or on the stove. I love using a frother or blender to make it extra frothy and creamy.


a glass mug with homemade pumpkin spiced latte that's vegan and paleo
two healthy homemade pumpkin spice lattes with cinnamon on top. They are made with oat milk and espresso

Get the recipe:Pumpkin Spice Latte {Sweetened with Maple Syrup}

This Pumpkin Spice Latte is creamy and frothy. Made with real pumpkin puree and maple syrup, this recipe is like a cozy fall in a mug.
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  • 2 tbsp canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 – 2 tbsp maple syrup *
  • 2/3 cup of milk **
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 -2 shots of espresso ***


  • In a saucepan, add milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice. Whisk together all the ingredients over medium heat. Once it starts to bubble a little bit, turn the heat to low and whisk more until everything is well combined and a thick foam has formed.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in vanilla extract.
  • You can use a milk frother to froth the pumpkin spice creamer.
  • In a cup, pour in espresso or coffee, then top it off with the pumpkin creamer.
  • Sprinkle extra cinnamon/pumpkin spice or add whip cream. Enjoy!


  1. Adjust the amount of maple syrup per your preference. Use keto-friendly liquid sweetener for a Keto PSL.
  2. Oat milk, coconut milk, or regular milk (they all froths really well).
  3. You can also use strongly brewed regular coffee (about 4oz).
Serving: 1g, Calories: 172kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 23mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 18g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

A mug of pumpkin spice latte topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice. There are two pieces of cinnamon sticks and two little pumpkins in the background. pinterest image