Easy Pumpkin Spice Coffee

This recipe for easy Pumpkin Spice Coffee can be made using your favorite regular coffee or made into a Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s refined sugar-free and customizable so you can make it dairy-free if you need to!

easy pumpkin coffeePumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

It’s Fall and that means we’re all collectively craving Pumpkin Spice Coffee! There is no shortage of it available in coffee shops now, but it’s pretty pricey and the ingredients are a little vague. Is there actually any pumpkin in that store-bought stuff? Well, no need to wonder for our recipe! Our Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe uses a homemade pumpkin butter, a splash of maple syrup and sprinkle of pumpkin spice to get that authentic pumpkin spice coffee taste! You can make it custom how you prefer, either as a latte with espresso and steamed milk, or keep it simple and add it to the cup of coffee you normally make for a super festive and delicious morning cup.

Here’s what you need to make it:

How to Make a Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Traditionally a latte contains a shot or two of espresso (or very strong coffee) topped with steamed milk. In the coffee shop, a pumpkin spice latte will contain this with some pumpkin flavored syrup. Our pumpkin spice latte actually contains pumpkin and you get to control the sweetness. To make it:

  1. Place pumpkin butter and maple syrup in a cup. Add in very hot espresso stir together until completely combined.
  2. Steam your milk either with a steam wand, using a handheld milk frother, or heat your milk and froth. Top with steamed milk and sprinkle with pumpkin spice and serve immediately.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Coffee

We first discovered this pumpkin coffee during our testing of the pumpkin butter. We had so much leftover that we started using it in unexpected ways, including one morning when our Food Editor Kelli placed some in her coffee cup and discovered how well it works to make pumpkin coffee! Using it this way makes it taste just like a latte, without any extra effort of making espresso or steaming milk. To make easy pumpkin flavored coffee:

  1. Place pumpkin butter and maple syrup in a cup. Add in very hot coffee and stir together until completely combined.
  2. Top with milk, or creamer of choice and sprinkle with pumpkin spice and serve immediately.

very strong coffee mixed up with pumpkin spiceWhat Milk to Use

You can use any milk that you already do for your coffee! For dairy-free we prefer to use almond milk or oat milk, but any milk you typically use works too. 

Check out these posts for homemade dairy-free milk:

Frothing the Milk

There are a few different tools out there to froth milk. 

An attached steam wand: If you have an espresso machine with an attached steam wand, use that to steam the milk.

Hand held milk frother: This is the one I use. You can froth the milk with or without heating it up first, but I prefer to heat it first before frothing.

If you don’t have a milk frother and don’t want to buy one to make this is, you can slowly heat up the milk in a pot to the point of boiling. It will froth up a bit. Shut off the heat and use immediately. It won’t work exactly the same as milk that has actually been frothed, but it’s a close second.

frothing milk for pumpkin spice latte

Other ways to use up Pumpkin Butter

This recipe calls for making pumpkin butter to use in the pumpkin coffee. Pumpkin Butter is a sweet spread made up of cooked pumpkin puree with added sweetener and warm spices. Our recipe calls for either making it in the Instant Pot or in a Slow Cooker. It does make a large batch. You can freeze whatever you won’t use up in two weeks time. Freeze it in small portions so you can take out to defrost only what you plan to use. However, pumpkin butter has lots of uses. Use up any extra pumpkin butter

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    Easy Pumpkin Spice Coffee

    This easy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe is the perfect creamy and flavorful smoothie to add to your morning routine! It uses leftover coffee or cold brew, and is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and SO delicious.

    Coffee Banana Smoothie

    Coffee Banana Smoothie

    Looks like summer is here and I am certainly ready! I started off my day with a refreshing shake that contains my morning coffee, protein, and healthy fats (don’t be afraid of fats, you guys!). Oh, and it was DELICIOUS.

    Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

    This smoothie is a hit with everyone who makes it! To build a perfect smoothie, you want it to be nutrient dense, creamy, and not super thin. 

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    Vanilla Coffee Protein Shake


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    Prep Time 10 minutes
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    • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/2 cup freshly brewed organic coffee, place in fridge for 10 minutes
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 1 scoop SFH Grass-fed Whey Protein {Use code LEXI for 10% off all purchases}
    • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
    • Optional: 1 teaspoon raw honey or sweetener of choice
    • Optional: Handful of ice cubes

    Directions

    1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender.
    2. Blend until creamy.
    3. Taste and add additional sweetener if needed.

    Recipe Notes

    • *If your shake isn't thick enough for your liking, add the optional ice.
    • **Photos updated April, 2017.

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    Coffee Banana Smoothie

    Making your own Cold Brew Iced Coffee is a total money saver, plus it’s super easy to make at home. It’s our favorite to have in the fridge all summer long. Making cold brew coffee is so easy! You simply just add water to coffee, stir, cover it and let it steep!

    Cold Brew Iced Coffee

    How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

    WELL! It officially really feels like Summer. 90 degrees all last week and I’m seriously at the point of retiring my morning hot coffee for ALL iced coffee. It’s August and it was bound to happen already. BUT, don’t give me hot coffee watered down with ice. I want some good, strong cold brew; and it’s EASY to make!

    Why cold brew over regular iced coffee

    The difference between iced coffee and cold brew is essentially the brewing process. Cold brew is brewed without any heat. Ground coffee beans are steeped in cold or room-temperature water for between 12 and 24 hours.

    This process creates a flavor with less bitterness than your typical iced coffee, since it oxidizes over a longer period of time than hot-brewed coffee! Also, the acids and oils released when making hot coffee remain in the bean, making for a smoother taste. We just love it, and it couldn’t be easier!

    How do you make it?

    Let’s break this down into five easy steps!

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    how to make cold brew coffee concentrate

    Step 1: Pour 1 3/4 cup ground coffee into a pitcher or large container.

    Step 2: Pour 4 cups of water into the pitcher.

    Step 3: STIR.

    Step 4: Cover with plastic wrap and let steep for 12 hours.

    Step 5: Remove plastic and place a cheesecloth over a beverage dispenser, additional pitcher, or large container. We highly recommend making a dip in the cheese cloth and not pulling it so tight, so the coffee can sit in it well. Pour coffee over the cloth.

    Step 6: Store in the refrigerator in mason jars or containers of choice. Now simply add ice and serve as desired!

    No cheesecloth? No problem!

    Create a filter: Use a coffee filter, cheesecloth, a clean pillowcase, or fine mesh strainer. Note that you may have to strain a few times depending what you use.

    How long should you let cold brew coffee steep?

    Good question! I like to leave mine overnight, or roughly 12 hours!

    Cold brew with cheesecloth

    What about using a French press?

    You can! I don’t use this method personally, but here is what you’d do:

    1. Place the ground coffee in the base of your French Press and cover with cold water (don’t push down your French Press plunger)!
    2. Place your French Press in a cold, dark place for 12-15 hours (refrigerator or any space).
    3. Once done, push down your plunger and pour over ice.

    how to make cold brew coffee concentrate

    BOOM! Fresh, delicious cold brew. Ready for the heat wave.

    Cleaning your cheese cloth:

    • Rinse your cheesecloth in hot water or place it in hot water to soak until you have a chance to wash it. After soaking, rinse again. Try to remove as many bits of food as possible before you start to wash it. Use only food safe soaps (I use Branch Basics).
    • Wash then dry the cheesecloth in a dryer, or hang it outside to dry in the sun if hot out!

    So you’ve made it… now:

    Do you dilute when ready to drink?

    Cold brew concentrate is stronger than regular hot drip coffee! Dilute it with water or milks. 

    Make your own milks, too!

    Spilled milk in coffee


    Watch me make it in this video:

     

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    Cold Brew Coffee


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    Ingredients

    • 1 3/4 cups ground coffee (your favorite smooth, non-bitter coffee)
    • 4 cups filtered water

    Directions

    1. Step 1: Pour 1 3/4 cup ground coffee into a pitcheror large container.
    2. Step 2: Pour 4 cups of water into the pitcher.
    3. Step 3: STIR.
    4. Step 4: Cover with plastic wrap and let steep for 12 hours.
    5. Step 5: Remove plastic and place a cheese cloth (I use a few layers, if you use to many, your cold brew won't go through) over a jar, beverage dispenser, or an additional pitcher. You may want to tie it down with a rubberband. Pour coffee over the cloth. 
    6. Store in the refrigerator in mason jars. Now simply add ice and serve as desired!

    Recipe Notes

    You will need:

    Cleaning your cheese cloth:

    • Rinse your cheesecloth in hot water or place it in hot water to soak until you have a chance to wash it. After soaking, rinse again. Try to remove as many bits of food as possible before you start to wash it. Use only food safe soaps (I use Branch Basics).
    • Wash then dry the cheesecloth in a dryer, or hang it outside to dry in the sun if hot out!

    No cheesecloth? No problem! Create a filter: Use a coffee filter, cheesecloth, a clean pillowcase, or fine mesh strainer. Note that you may have to strain a few times depending what you use.


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    How To Make Cold Brew Iced Coffee

    Dairy-Free Golden Turmeric Latte With Espresso | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This Golden Turmeric Latte with Espresso is about to become your new favorite morning pick-me-up! It’s dairy-free, packed with nutrients, and is such a fabulous alternative to your standard cup of coffee or afternoon drink!

    Dairy-Free Golden Turmeric Latte With Espresso | Lexi's Clean KitchenGolden Turmeric Milk Latte with Espresso (Dairy-Free)

    While I was in Nashville, I had the most amazing Turmeric Latte with Espresso from Frothy Monkey and I knew I had to re-create it! I am so happy that I did. It’s the perfect switch up/replacement for your morning coffee or matcha.

    How do you make a golden latte?

    First step: Make that delicious golden milk!

    Dairy-Free Golden Turmeric Latte With Espresso | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Don’t forget that espresso, but it would be great without, too!

    Dairy-Free Golden Turmeric Latte With Espresso | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Top it with some frothed milk of choice, sprinkle cinnamon and ground turmeric, and enjoy!

    Dairy-Free Golden Turmeric Latte With Espresso | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    What is in a turmeric latte?

    What are the benefits of golden milk?

    Turmeric provides significant anti-inflammatory effects that can benefit a wide variety of health concerns!

    What To Do in Nashville: A Foodie's Guide (Frothy Monkey)Here’s Frothy Monkey’s version they made for me. Man, they have fabulous latte art skills! GOALS.

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    Dairy-Free Golden Turmeric Latte with Espresso



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    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 cups almond milk, additional milk for frothing
    • 2 teaspoons honey, more to taste based on your desired sweetness
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric, more for topping
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, more for topping
    • Pinch of black pepper
    • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or fresh ginger
    • 1 shot of espresso

    Directions

    1. Heat two cups of almond milk in a small saucepan over low heat.
    2. Stir in turmeric, honey, cinnamon, black pepper, and ginger if adding. Heat for about 3 minutes until warm.
    3. Remove from heat and pour into mugs of choice.
    4. Add a shot of espresso. Taste and adjust sweetener as needed!
    5. Top with frothed milk, sprinkle additional cinnamon and turmeric on top and enjoy!

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