Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee

I know some of you are #foreversummer sort of folks — not me. Despite my best efforts to live in the present and not wish for the next season to come,  I must say that I was quite excited when we got our first bits of fall a few weeks ago. Sunny days and 60-degree nights are just about pure bliss here in central Indiana. A bike ride through our new neighborhood without breaking a sweat? Give it to me.

And what would fall be without Starbucks #PSL ads, or Pinterest boards full of pumpkin delights? We couldn’t resist adding another pumpkin recipe to our repertoire. While cycling through pumpkin recipes (even trying a pumpkin ice cream that wasn’t quite right) we had a realization: drop the pumpkin. All we really want is the spice, not the pumpkin. This realization led to this quick and easy recipe for pumpkin spice iced coffee — with all the fall flavor, you’ll never notice the missing pumpkin!


Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee

1 Star (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 1)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Category: Drinks



  1. Make two cups of strong coffee. While still warm, stir 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix into the coffee
  2. Allow the coffee to cool to room temperature. The spices will settle to the bottom of the coffee.
  3. Pour the coffee into a container with 1 cup of vanilla almond milk, being careful not to add the spices from the bottom of the coffee.
  4. Add a few cubes of ice and enjoy!


About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is an acclaimed vegetarian cookbook author and cook based in Indianapolis. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious.


  • Reply
    September 24, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I am a fall lover! I think it is my very favorite season!

    Love these!

  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    September 25, 2013 at 6:25 am

    This sounds so lovely. Such a fabulous drink!

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    Sherri @The Well Floured Kitchen
    September 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Fall is my favorite season! Don’t care for the hot weather, however I do love hot drinks.. this sounds like it would be perfect warm or cold.

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    September 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Must try this! Love the simplicity. So-called flavored coffees i have bought in the past never really have good flavor. But doing it this way looks very promising. You had me at “spice!”

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    October 3, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I am currently on a dairy-free, soy-free diet and while I’m not one who typically goes to Starbucks often, during the fall I have at least a few pumpkin spice lattes per month. I am SOOO missing them this fall. This was a great substitute! I’m going to try to do it hot tomorrow. Thanks for posting this! I love your site.

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