Healthy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe


The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is back today! I am sharing a healthy gluten-free and dairy-free version. It’s a copycat healthy recipe.

Today is the official release day for the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. (Also known as PSL.) You can wait in line to pick one up or you can make your own healthier version. Hmmm.

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A Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks Recipe

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks Recipe

I love my daily coffee. Most days I enjoy one large up with some dairy-free creamer. I have only had a few Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte drinks. Personally, I found the flavor a bit too strong. So I decided it might be fun to make my own healthy (gluten-free and dairy-free) pumpkin spice latte.

This is a good one! My healthy pumpkin spice latte recipe is delicious and refreshing and tastes like fall. I like this a lot better than the original version, but that’s only because I am a wimp and don’t like too much flavor in my latte.

I do have to admit that when I took a sip of this, it reminded me that fall is right around the corner.

If you are not ready to make the change from summer to fall decor just yet, at least you can have a few of these Pumpkin Spice Healthy Lattes.

How to Make a Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks Ingredients

I have owned a latte machine forever. Like thirty-plus years ago forever.

Here are the ingredients I used for the Latte recipe. If you look at the recipe you will see I included a lot of options. For the milk, you can use regular milk if you want. But for a healthier option, try using Almond or Oat milk.

For the sweetener, I used Coconut Palm Sugar but you can also use Agave nectar, coconut milk, or honey for a healthier option.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks Mixture

Two Simple Ways to Froth Milk

I have two different ways to froth milk and both of them are easy and inexpensive! I have owned the Milk Boss for almost a year and I just discovered how well it froths milk! Oh my gosh! It is amazing.

I love our Milk Boss. I typically use it to mix my healthy powdered coffee creamer. I tried it to froth some almond milk and it worked perfectly within about a minute! The Milk Boss is quite powerful.

This Ninja frother is the best. I cannot believe how easy it is. You just pump it about ten times and the milk is frothy! How amazing is that?

See how easy this is!

How to Froth Milk

It doubled in size and is so thick and frothy!

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks

To make the latte, fill the cup with espresso.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks Recipe

The recipe shows how to cook the pumpkin milk mixture. Add it to the espresso.

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks

Froth the milk and add it to the cup.

Look how wonderful this drink is!

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks Recipe

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Pumpkin Spice Latte News

Don’t laugh, there really is some news!

Also available Tuesday at Starbucks: the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, which combines Starbucks Cold Brew with sweet vanilla syrup, topped with pumpkin cream cold foam and pumpkin spice.

That sounds yummy! And considering it is really hot just about everywhere right now, this cold drink sounds delicious.

Of course, you can make my Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte healthy version cold too!

Pumpkin spice season returned to Dunkin’ earlier than ever before. The fall menu was announced at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide on Aug. 10th. It included the return of Dunkin’s Pumpkin Cream Cold BrewPumpkin Spice Signature Lattepumpkin bakery line-up, and Maple Sugar Bacon, alongside two brand-new items to fall hard for – the Blood Orange Dunkin’ Refresher and Nutty Pumpkin Coffee.

Yield: 2 lattes

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte Starbucks

This healthy version of the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte is not only healthy but it's delicious!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups Almond, Oat, or Coconut Milk
  • 3 TBL pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp honey, coconut palm sugar, or agave nectar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 TBL vanilla
  • 1 cup espresso cofffee
  • 1 cup Almond or Oat milk heated in the microwave or on the stove top
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the two cups of milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Wisk together and place on low heat.
  2. Cook for about four minutes until warm, before it comes to a boil.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the espresso in a coffee maker.
  4. Fill two coffee mugs with the espresso and add the milk/pumpkin mixture.
  5. Heat and then froth the additional cup of milk in a small container as required. Spoon on top of the coffee/pumpkin mixture.
  6. Sprinkle, very lightly, with cinnamon.
  7. Serve immediately.


I have to be honest. I have always thought that the Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks were too strong. So this recipe has a lighter flavor. If you want it stronger you can experiment with the ingredients and add more pumpkin and spice.

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Are You Looking for Something to Enjoy With Your Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte?

I have included a few recipes that are perfect to enjoy with your healthy pumpkin spice latte. And just so you know, you can eat and drink “fall-themed foods” but you can still enjoy the rest of summer!

That’s my plan for the next few weeks!

Pumpkin Recipes to Enjoy With Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

More Copycat Recipes

I joined seven other bloggers and we all shared our favorite copycat recipes! These are all amazing.

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Copycat In N Out Sauce Recipe // Twelve On Main

The Best Broccoli Cheese Soup Panera Copycat // Inspiration For Moms

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Pumpkin Spice Latte so popular?

Pumpkin spice latte’s popularity likely comes from our love for thanksgiving, where pumpkin pie is a beloved dessert. Starbucks’ PSL—universal shorthand for the drink—is now the most popular seasonal beverage in the chain’s history, with more than 600 million cups sold.

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  1. Oh my goodness! My heart is so giddy! The second that I read pumpkin spice, my heart began to beat faster. I’m so going to make this, but in a tea version.
    Woo hoo! I’m off to go buy some pumpkin purée. Thank you so much for making my morning. Hugs to you.

  2. I have a question for you, not related to the coffee. I finally received five Gurli pillow covers from Ikea and am thinking about the designs I want to paint and free stitch for fall. Now that I am working on them I wonder if you ordered the stuffing pillows from Ikea or used another kind. This is going to be a fun project for me and hopefully I can get started and will have them completed by fall. Fall is in the air in Georgia. Thanks for your help.

  3. You mentioned you use a Milk Boss to mix your healthy powered coffee creamer and I wondered if you had a recipe for the powdered coffee creamer?

  4. I’ve tried so many homemade versions of this drink & have not been happy with any of them. I’ll try this one & see how it comes out.

    Will the ingredients keep in the fridge if you just want to make one cup?

    1. Just for health reasons, especially inflammation. My mom had alzeimer’s and a dr. that I see about preventive care suggested we drop dairy and gluten as much as possible.

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