How to make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte

Welcome to the first day of autumn, 2016, where the pumpkin spice latte is the unofficial drink of the season. We're here to offer a simple yet delicious recipe for a PSL (it's what the cool kids say) you can enjoy as you experience autumn indoors our outdoors.

If you've got a different homemade version, please share it on our Facebook page!


2 cups of milk
2 heaping tablespoons of pumpkin puree (add a third if you like it strong)
2 cut tablespoons of sugar (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
½ cup of espresso
2 of your favourite coffee mugs (not an actual ingredient but very necessary)


Combine all ingredients except for the espresso into a small saucepan and slowly bring to a boil while steadily whisking the mixture. Don't crank up the heat or you'll burn the milk! If you're into a Burnt Pumpkin Spiced Latte, then that's a different story.

TIP: In a rush? Put your ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes, whisking every 30 seconds.

Pour a 1/4 cup of espresso into each cup and then half of the above mixture into each.
(If you're drinking alone, give us a call...we're always up for a homemade pumpkin spiced latte!)

Taking it from good to great

Top your delicious, homemade drink with some whipped cream and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice, put on your favourite autumn sweater and stroll through your favourite Mississauga park.

PRO TIP: Make your own pumpkin pie spice by combining the following ingredients:

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Tell us how you made out and post your pictures to our Facebook page!