How to Make Pumpkin Spice Coffee
Skip the expensive pumpkin coffee blends and creamers with questionable ingredients and make your own Pumpkin Spice Coffee at home. This easy recipe is so delicious and full of PSL flavor.
Pumpkin spice season is here, and I think you’re going to love how easy and budget-friendly it is to make Pumpkin Spice Coffee right at home in your drip coffee maker.
All you need are a few ingredients to add these warming spices to your next cup of ground drip coffee.
And, in addition to adding the delicious flavor of pumpkin pie to your coffee, the use of these these spices is actually very healthy too!
Cinnamon in particular has been studied for its benefits on lowering blood sugar.
See my related recipe for Lemon Cinnamon Water.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Benefits
- This is a budget-friendly way to make pumpkin pie flavored coffee at home.
- Skip the coffee shop drinks filled with sugar and artificial flavors. This homemade version is so much better!
- Adapt this recipe to your liking. You can add more or less of the pumpkin spice flavor depending on how much you like the flavor. Add oat milk, whole milk, coconut milk, soy milk or cream to the hot coffee to make a homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe.
Pumpkin Coffee Ingredients
Use your favorite organic coffee to make the base of your coffee drink. You’ll need either pre-ground coffee beans or ground coffee that you grind yourself.
Grab some pumpkin spice blend. Most grocery stores sell this spice blend (also called Pumpkin Pie Spice); it’s made from ground cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, and allspice or cloves.
I also l ike to use pumpkin spice to make my Pumpkin Spice Mocktail!
Add a cinnamon stick to add additional flavor. Just pop 1-2 cinnamon sticks with the coffee and then discard before serving.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee. It’s a simple recipe perfect for any time of year.
Grind two cups of coffee from beans, or measure out two servings of pre-ground coffee.
A serving of coffee is about 1-2 tablespoons of ground coffee to every 6 ounces of water.
Add the ground coffee to your filter, along with the pumpkin spice blend, and cinnamon stick.
See the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact measurements.
Add water to your coffee maker and insert the filter with the ground coffee and spices.
Run your coffee maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve the coffee hot.
I hope you agree that this homemade version of Pumpkin Spice Coffee is your favorite new fall recipe. It’s an easy hack to the coffee shop version using simple ingredients and your own pumpkin pie spice.
You can use any type of coffee you like and serve it in a large mug with whatever sweetener such as maple syrup. If you are super extra you can top the hot coffee with whipped cream and an extra sprinkle of your pumpkin pie spice mix.
You might also like my recipe for Homemade Peppermint Coffee!
Spiced Coffee Recipe Tips
- If you don’t have a cinnamon stick, you can just leave it out. Feel free to add an extra 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to make sure you get the nice cinnamon flavor.
- Buy a pre-made pumpkin spice blend in bulk and use it whenever you want the warming flavors in a recipe. I like the Frontier Spice Pumpkin Pie Spice blend. I’ve also seen it sold in small containers at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and most grocery stores.
- Use organic coffee and non-bleached coffee filters to avoid any chemicals.
- Want to try a fancier drink? Make this delicious Pumpkin Latte! Or, to make your own pumpkin spice lattes, make this recipe and just add any kind of milk you like.
Yes, but the flavor of the coffee and the spices will not be as strong. I recommend using a fresh batch of ground coffee and pumpkin pie spice if you want a 2nd cup.
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can use 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
Yes, but be warned that the French press doesn’t have a paper filter, so the pumpkin pie spice will not be filtered out of the coffee. If you don’t mind a little grit from the spice in your coffee, then you can make this recipe using a French press. Otherwise, make it using a drip maker or pour-over coffee method.
Yes, you can use espresso instead of strong coffee if you like. Just add the pumpkin flavor to the espresso mixture for your espresso machine. Make 1-2 shots of espresso and add to a mug. You won’t be able to use the cinnamon stick but you can always stir in a sprinkle of ground cinnamon to your shot of espresso.
This recipe uses pumpkin spice as opposed to canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling.
More Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipes You Might Like
- Pumpkin Protein Balls
- Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Pudding
- Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding
- Vegan Pumpkin Fluff
- Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
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- 2 servings ground coffee
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Grind the coffee from whole beans, or measure out enough pre-ground coffee for two servings.
- Pour the ground coffee into a coffee filter. Add the pumpkin pie spice and a cinnamon stick.
- Add enough water to your coffeemaker for two servings and run the coffeemaker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Serve the coffee hot either black or with your choice of milk and sweetener.
- You can easily double or triple this recipe.
- If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can use 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
- If you don’t have a whole cinnamon stick, just leave it out.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Beverages
- Method: Coffeemaker
- Cuisine: Seasonal
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size: 6 ounces
- Calories: 3
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 3.6 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0.5 g
- Fiber: 0.3 g
- Protein: 0.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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