Pumpkin spiced latte

A mug of pumpkin spiced latte with a cinnamon stick balanced on top

Looking for a gingerbread latte recipe? Try expert barista Celeste Wong’s step-by-step guide, then check out her gingerbread latte and caramel iced latte.

Celeste says, “This is definitely a popular October and November drink. You can either buy a flavoured pumpkin spiced syrup at your supermarket or there are plenty online. But also, you can use a simple syrup or vanilla syrup too. If you want to make your own vanilla syrup, below is a quick and easy recipe and method.”

Make your espresso for this coffee using Celeste’s pick of the best compostable and reusable coffee pods. We’ve also tried-and-tested the best coffee machines, including the best bean-to-cup machines, best coffee pod machines and best espresso machines.


  • 499
  • Total time 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy


  • espresso 60ml
  • puréed pumpkin (from a can) 2 tsp
  • milk 200ml
  • cinnamon or nutmeg, to sprinkle
  • cinnamon stick (optional)
  • water 60ml
  • caster sugar 30g
  • vanilla extract ½ tsp


  • Step 1

    To make the simple syrup, put the water, sugar and vanilla extract in a pot and boil until the sugar is dissolved.

    Step 2

    Use 25ml of the syrup and put it in a mug. Add espresso (approx 60ml) using an espresso machine (see above) or your preferred method.

    Step 3

    Add the puréed pumpkin into the milk jug with the milk and steam. If you are using a milk frother you can add it to this too. Just make sure the purée is really smooth.

    Step 4

    Pour your heated textured milk into the espresso and syrup. Dust with cinnamon or nutmeg and garnish with a cinnamon stick across your glass (for extra effect you can singe the ends with a kitchen blow torch if you have one).

Check out more great autumnal pumpkin recipes

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Nutritional data

  • kcals 138
  • fat 3.5g
  • saturates 2.2g
  • carbs 18.7g
  • sugars 17.5g
  • fibre 0.8g
  • protein 7.0g
  • salt 0.2g

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