Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Copycat {includes syrup recipe}

Ready for this one!?! Here’s a copycat favorite for all of those whose thoughts of fall include a Pumpkin Spice Latte. The key to this copycat is actually their Pumpkin Spice Syrup, which you can buy in store or use the recipe below to make your own! Add the syrup to a homemade latte and you’ve got the taste of Starbucks right at home INCLUDING the fabulous aroma! Now that’s a HUGE bonus to making your own! 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe


  • milk
  • espresso
  • Starbucks pumpkin spice syrup (recipe below)


1. Add pumpkin spice syrup to the bottom of your mug.

2. Steam your milk. Pour a little milk into your mug and stir to combine with syrup.

3. Pull a shot or two (depending) and immediately add to your milk/syrup.

4. Top with the rest of your steamed milk and froth. Stir together. Enjoy!

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Syrup


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree


  1. Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan.
  2. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the spices and the pumpkin and continue to simmer for about 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Do not boil.
  4. Remove from heat and strain the syrup through cheesecloth, tea towel, or strainer. Depending on the type of strainer you use, you may need to strain the syrup twice.
  5. Allow the syrup to cool, then refrigerate the syrup in a tightly closed jar for up to a month.

Syrup Recipe originally from:


  1. Sounds wonderful. I haven’t actually tried this flavor at Starbucks, but it’s always nice to have a less expensive alternative. Bless you, Gail (

  2. I am so happy for the return of fall Starbucks drinks. Love the at home version!!!

  3. This is great! Love Pumpkin Spice Latte’s! Would also love if you’d join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy Labor Day! :)

  4. What an awesome recipe, thanks for sharing it.

  5. How much did the syrup cost you? Did you need to ask special for it? I’ve never seen it for sale.

  6. This could be dangerous! I tried making my own syrup last year, found it mediocre, but still good. Can’t wait to try yours out!

  7. Just made the recipe, we saved what was left over in the strainer for toast tomorrow.

    • Yay! Thanks for letting us know, stop by and let us know how they turn out! :) You’re making me want one now! šŸ˜‰

    • Good idea!! I didn’t want to get rid of the left over. Will be on my toast tomorrow and the next day…!! Also, I’m diabetic, so I omitted the sugar and replaced it with Stevia. I love pumpkin spice lattes but Starbucks and other coffee shops don’t offer it sugar-free. This is great!!!

  8. This looks amazing – must try it! Thanks. (Visiting from Feasting in Fellowship)

  9. Just tried your recipe and it is de-li-cious!! Thanks for sharing this! Liz

  10. Sounds warm and yummy!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch!! I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  11. Thanks for sharing! You’ve definitely inspired me to try it!

    LOOOOOVE autumn. Pumpkin fanatic over here, haha.

  12. Loved it. I usually have a caramel machiato in the morning, so I used a pump of vanilla too. Scrumptious. Thanks.

  13. I have been wanting to this recipe since I found it last week….I finally picked up the pumpkin puree yesterday. I just finished making it…I wish it wasn’t so late in the evetastening for me to drink coffee! However I did sneak a taste and it was really good. I cannot wait for my morning coffee! I used a jelly bag to strain-worked.

  14. We at copycatrecipeguide are glad you liked our recipe! We have Copycat versions of most of the Starbucks drinks – please let us know if there’s one you’re looking for that we don’t have.

  15. Just tried this along with the syrup recipe. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Finally!!! An awesome cup of coffee!!!!!

  17. Hey I’m from canada and can’t buy the pumpkin spice syrup which is aweful! And I’m pretty upset about it. I was wondering if the recipe is Exactly like the starbucks pumpkin sauce, also the portion size of this recipe? Also was wondering if I made a larger quantity of the sauce if I could keep it stored for several weeks or months?

  18. Tayuan Rebelo says:

    I just tried your recipe here in Brazil and I loved it!
    I am not sure if I used the same pumpkin as you, but it was delicious!
    Thanks for share it!

  19. I just had this from Starbucks last night and I think it is just as good! A big yay from this South Georgia girl who lives 40 minutes from Starbucks!

  20. Looks yummy. Is this a thick syrup like the starbucks pump one or watery?

  21. Is there a way to make the syrup sugar-free? I can’t have all that sugar :(

    • Heather- Try a favorite sugar substitute: honey, agave, Splenda, etc. I would add a little, taste it, add a little more, etc., because many times sugar substitutes are much sweeter than regular white sugar! Let us know if you find the ‘sugar free’ secret! šŸ˜‰

  22. Hi Mackenzie!

    Thank you sooo much for the recipe! I live in small town nooooowhere, and it’s a 45m drive to our nearest SB, which naturally means, we miss out on the deliciousness. The recipe was easy to use, and I posted about it on my blog as well after finding you via pinterest. Thanks again for the recipe- it was bang on! :)

  23. Too much cloves and not enough pumpkin. Leaves a burnt aftertaste.

  24. Hi, Curious how you were able to purchase the syrup seen pictured above? I know for certain they aren’t for sale ( I work for a non company owned Starbucks). Maybe they were at one time? I wish they would sell it though.



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