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Copycat Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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It’s that time of year! This Starbucks iced pumpkin spice latte tastes like fall in a cup, and is easy to make at home! Make this iced pumpkin spice latte recipe in less than 5 minutes, with simple ingredients AND real pumpkin. No syrups necessary. It truly is the taste of fall…or pumpkin spice season as some call it! Top off your iced psl with a pumpkin cold foam to really take it over-the-top.

And if you’re a Starbucks SUPER fan, you should try my other Starbucks copycat recipes( pumpkin spice cold foam, Starbucks cold foam, and Starbucks protein box) next. I’m all about making the coffee shop version at home.

Espresso for pumpkin spice iced latte

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

What You’ll Love about Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • Perfect fall drink with warm and cozy fall flavors
  • Made with homemade pumpkin spice syrup
  • Takes less than 5 minutes to make
  • Made with simple ingredients
Iced pumpkin spice latte in glasses

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients

This copycat Starbucks iced latte pumpkin spice is made with just 5 basic ingredients:

  • Maple syrup – This sweetener gives a better, more traditional flavor, but you can also use brown sugar, but you’ll want to dissolve it into the hot espresso so that it’s not gritty.
  • Pumpkin puree – Use real pumpkin purée , not pumpkin pie filling. Feel free to use homemade pumpkin puree if you have it.
  • Pumpkin pie spice – Use store-bought or homemade spice. These are the classic fall spices.
  • Espresso – I prefer to make mine with my Nespresso, but you could also use cold strong brewed coffee or cold brew coffee, it just technically wouldn’t be a latte.
  • Milk – Use your favorite milk of choice. Regular milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or almond milk will all work.
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream – Optional, but necessary for a true iced pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks.
Ingredients to make iced pumpkin spice latte recipe

Ingredients in pumpkin spice iced latte Starbucks

Here are the ingredients found in an iced Starbucks pumpkin spice latte:

Milk, Ice, Pumpkin Spice Sauce [Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2 Or Less Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto, Salt, Potassium Sorbate], Brewed Espresso, Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Pumpkin Spice Topping [Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Sulfiting Agents]

This original pumpkin spice latte is made with a pumpkin syrup, but there are different ways (easier!) to make them.

How to Make Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s surprisingly easy to make this iced pumpkin spice latte at home! Here’s how we do it:

  • Mix pumpkin spice mixture. Add maple syrup, real pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice to a coffee mug.
  • Brew espresso. Brew espresso shots directly into coffee mug with pumpkin mixture and blend with a handheld frother until smooth.
Blending pumpkin mixture for iced psl
  • Chill espresso. Fill a cup with ice and pour espresso mixture over the glass of ice.
Espresso mixture being poured over ice
  • Add milk to glass. Add milk to desired strength.
Pouring milk into iced pumpkin spice latte
  • Garnish latte. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. It will feel like autumn season with your very own iced pumpkin spice latte!
Glass of iced psl

Frequently Asked Questions

Are iced pumpkin spiced lattes good?

Yes, if you like pumpkin, you’ll like pumpkin spiced lattes!

How much espresso is in a Starbucks latte?

Starbucks drinks have varying amounts of espresso, based on size.

A tall latte has one shot of espresso; a grande latte has two shots of espresso; and a venti has two shots of espresso (Iced venti drinks contain three shots of espresso.).

How much milk is in a Starbucks latte?

Lattes are traditionally made with one shot of espresso and 3/4-1 cup of milk. A grande latte would be made with two shots of espresso and 1-2 cups milk.

It’s typically filled to the top of the cup, so will also depend on cup size.

How much caffeine in iced pumpkin spice latte?

Espresso has about 75 mg of caffiene per shot, so it will depend on the size.

A tall iced pumpkin spice latte will have about 75 mg of caffeine; a grande latte will have 150 mg of caffeine.

Can you make a decaf iced pumpkin spice latte?

Yes, you can make a decaf iced pumpkin spice latte by using decaf espresso, but they may still have a little caffeine in them.

Decaf espresso will have anywhere from 3-16 mg of caffeine.

Iced pumpkin spice latte with white pumpkins

Storage Instructions

These pumpkin iced lattes are best served immediately. If you want to make them ahead, skip the ice so that it doesn’t water down the drink and add right before serving.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Iced Nutrition + Substitutes

Wondering about iced pumpkin spice latte calories and nutrition facts?

The full nutrition stats can be found below the recipe card. They were calculated with whole milk, so if you use a different milk, they will vary.

You can find the Starbucks nutrition facts below.

Pumpkin Spice Iced Latte Starbucks Nutrition

A grande cold pumpkin spice latte will have about:

  • 370 calories
  • 16 grams fat
  • 47 grams carbohydrates
  • 45 grams sugar
  • 11 grams protein
  • 150 mg caffeine
Overhead shot of pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream

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Iced pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream

Copycat Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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Description

This copycat Starbucks iced pumpkin spice latte recipe tastes just like the real thing (but costs a lot less!) and is made with real pumpkin! 


Ingredients

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  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp. pumpkin pie spices
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 cup milk
  • ice
  • whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Add maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spices to a coffee mug.
  2. Brew espresso over the pumpkin mixture and blend with a handheld frother until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture over a cup filled with ice.
  4. Add milk to taste.
  5. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.


Notes

  • This is not super sweet, so if you like a sweeter drink, just add more maple syrup.
  • You can also use brown sugar, but using maple syrup gives it a more traditional flavor. If you do use brown sugar, be sure to use hot espresso so that the sugar dissolves.

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