Here’s how to make pumpkin spice coffee: 4 ways! Add syrup to your drip coffee, make iced coffee, or try it as a latte.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Are you a pumpkin spice lover? Then let us introduce you to 4 ways to make the very best Pumpkin Spice Coffee! Whether you like hot coffee or iced, lattes or black, we’ve got a recipe for you. The basic way? Make pumpkin spice syrup and drizzle it into your drip coffee. But if you’re more of a pumpkin spice latte fan, we get it! We’ve got recipes for that, and iced coffee to boot.

How to make pumpkin spice coffee: 4 ways!

There are lots of ways to make pumpkin spice coffee, depending on exactly what you’re looking for. The easiest way is to drizzle a little syrup into your drip coffee. But you can also put pumpkin spices into the grounds, or make a tasty latte! Here are the four basic ways we like to make pumpkin spice coffee:

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Making pumpkin spice syrup

For the basic Pumpkin Spice Coffee, you’ll need a homemade pumpkin spice syrup. This is a great method because you end up with a jar of syrup that works for lots of drinks! Here’s what you’ll need for the syrup:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice

Simmer those ingredients for about 2 minutes until they dissolve, then strain them through a fine mesh strainer. Refrigerate this until using: it makes a big batch you can use for about 12 drinks!

Pumpkin spice latte

Drip coffee making methods

If you’re making pumpkin spice coffee or iced coffee, you’ll need a great hot cup of joe. Of course, you can use any type of coffee making method you like: even a electric coffee maker! But here are a few methods we think make a better pot of coffee:

  • Chemex: This is our top method for delicious Pour Over Coffee: the flavor is top notch
  • French Press: French Press Coffee is also top quality and makes a great cup
  • Moka Pot: Moka Pot Coffee is somewhere in between drip coffee and espresso; it’s very strong but works well with pumpkin spices

Variation: pumpkin spice latte (or iced!)

Do you love a good pumpkin spice latte? These drinks are slightly different than the first two options: they have not only pumpkin spices but real pumpkin puree. We’ve modeled them off of the Starbucks drinks, but make them like a real latte: just like a classic Cafe Latte. For these options, go to the following recipes:

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

More pumpkin spice recipes

There are so many tasty pumpkin spiced recipes to make when the season hits! Here are a few more favorite pumpkin recipes to try:

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee (4 Ways!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Here’s how to make pumpkin spice coffee: 4 ways! Add syrup to your drip coffee, make iced coffee, or try it as a latte.



For pumpkin spice coffee

For the pumpkin spice latte, go to:

For the pumpkin spice iced coffee: 

  • 6 tablespoons ground coffee
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup milk or almond milk


  1. For the pumpkin spice coffee: Make the Pumpkin Spice Syrup (makes ¾ cup; refrigerate the remainder for future drinks). Meanwhile, make the coffee using your preferred method: try Pour Over Coffee, French Press Coffee, or Moka Pot Coffee. Pour the coffee into a mug, and add the pumpkin spice syrup. Serve immediately.
  2. For a pumpkin spice latte: Go to Pumpkin Spice Latte or Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte.
  3. For pumpkin spice iced coffee: Mix all of the spices into the coffee grounds. Then brew the coffee using your favorite method: we used How to Make Coffee in a Chemex. Allow the coffee to cool to room temperature. To serve, place ice cubes in a glass. For each of 4 servings, pour in ½ cup coffee, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, and 2 tablespoons milk or almond milk (or double to make 2 large servings).
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Pumpkin spice coffee

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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