Pumpkin Spice Latte Mix


It’s the return of schedules, shorter days, kids in school…and the time of year where hot drinks begin to reign again. Starbucks brings back the favorites you’ve looked forward to for several months….like the Pumpkin Spice Latte. So you buy your first one, and then the total comes… that’ll be $4.65 please. What!? Stop the insanity. I don’t need a hot drinks line item in my budget! (We just need good copy cat recipes we can make at home.)

So…I attempted this one and I think it turned out pretty good.

Not a perfect imitation, but actually better in some ways. I’m not a huge fan of that acidic Starbucks coffee flavor! And sometimes the syrup comes off a little fake.

This was especially delectable with whip cream and a little nutmeg sprinkled on top…. And it’s only around .50 per servinng!

The Pumpkin Spice Latte Mix Recipe

  • 1  cup dry vanilla creamer
  • 1  cup instant coffee granules (decaf or regular)
  • 4 1/2 cups instant dry milk
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar (may cut down for more of a coffee flavor and a less sweet drink)
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg (even though it’s already part of pumpkin pie spice, I liked the extra flavor)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (Ditto above)

Yield: 24-30 servings

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. It will likely take a couple of batches to get all of the mix blended.


Store in air-tight container for up to several weeks.


Add several heaping tablespoons to hot water, stir and top with whip cream!

Happy sipping!