Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Copycat Recipe

While on the hunt for a new iced latte to obsess about, I found this Starbucks iced pumpkin spice latte copycat recipe on Coffee at three. It looked delicious but I wanted to put my twist on it. 

An iced pumpkin spice latte is made. The coffee mixture is poured from a glass mason jar over ice inside of a clear glass. The glass is on a wooden surface with a black and white plaid towel in the background. The grass is also visible in the background behind the glass.

There’s something extra special about this time of year and that first sip of a pumpkin-spiced latte. It just seems magical, doesn’t it? It’s the start of my favorite season!

We’ve hit the in-between fall and summer stage, where it’s cool in the morning and the perfect time for that jacket or sweater you’ve been missing. 

But…

You’ll soon regret it by the afternoon as summer makes its daily visit.

These still-to-warm afternoons will NOT deter me from my love of all things ! 

I’ve waited all year! 

The first of the leaves are changing color and I’m already decorating so bring on the sweaters, bonfires, and crunchy leaves! 

The weather isn’t always on board with the magic of fall and that’s why this drink is exactly what you need while mother nature catches up.

If you like this post, then you’ll love…

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you. These small commissions help me to continue providing free content on this site.

Questions you may have about Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Copycat Recipes:

Can pumpkin spiced lattes be iced?

Absolutely! 

Anything can be iced if you try hard enough, but will it taste good is another question..?

I tested and tasted this recipe with you in mind!

As we transition from summer into fall, the weather doesn’t always automatically cooperate. It can stay quite hot in the first weeks of autumn. 

This I found to be a perfect solution for wanting to get in the spirit of the season but still needing a cool down in the afternoon. 


Skip the recipe – Fastest way to add pumpkin spice to your coffee!

The fastest way to get pumpkin spice lattes (iced or hot) every day is to keep this delicious sugar free pumpkin spice syrup on hand. Grab one for yourself today.

sugar free pumpkin spice latte syrup bottle next to mini pumpkin and latte

How much caffeine will be in this iced pumpkin spice latte?  

The amount of caffeine in an iced pumpkin spice latte is the same amount of caffeine in a standard cup of coffee – 80–100 mg. 

This also depends on how big your cup is and your coffee brand.

For my version of this recipe, I cold brewed the Starbucks Pike Place Roast averaging 155 milligrams of caffeine per 8-ounce serving. 

The beauty of this recipe is you can alter your caffeine intake based on your preferences!

Iced pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice on top. The iced pumpkin spice latte is in a clear glass with a metal straw. The latte is sitting on a wooden surface with a black and white checkered towel in the background. The grass is also visible behind the cup.
Picture taken by Claudia MacDonald

Is the iced pumpkin spice latte sweet?

That depends, how sweet do you like it? 

You can adjust this in the same way you make your morning coffee. If you put three sugars in or none at all, tweak it to your liking!

I found this recipe to be just the right amount of sweetness and pumpkin spice. It was a well-balanced flavor. 

If you need more sweetness you can add a little more of the homemade pumpkin spice syrup or this store-bought (They have a pumpkin spice flavor!) If you are already sweet enough you can take it back a few notches and add a little less. 

Iced pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream. The iced pumpkin spice latte is in a clear glass with a metal straw. The Latte is on a wooden surface with a black glass bottle that reads "Fright night." That bottle has a black glass pumpkin in front of it. There is a black and white checkered towel in the background along with a white background overall.
Picture taken by Claudia MacDonald

Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Copycat Recipe

We are taking this perfect fall drink, the pumpkin spice latte and we’re pouring over ice!

This recipe was inspired by a recipe I found on Coffee at three but I changed it up to suit what kitchen tools I have and how I like my coffee.

Made with simple ingredients, strong brewed coffee, and real pumpkin puree (inside my homemade pumpkin syrup) You may want to write this Starbucks copycat recipe down!

Feel free to do the same!

Here’s how I made this delicious drink:

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup of cold brew coffee
  • 3 tablespoons of homemade pumpkin syrup
  • ¾ of a cup of 2% milk
  • 1 cup of ice cubes

For the topping:

  • Whipped cream 
  • A dash of vanilla extract 
  • A sprinkle of pumpkin spice
There are 6 small white bowls with the following ingredients inside them "Ice, vanilla whipped cream, coffee, milk, pumpkin syrup, and pumpkin spice" the bowls are on a wooden surface with a black and white checkered towel in the background and the background is grey overall.
Picture taken by Claudia MacDonald

Directions: 

  1. Make your cold brew coffee. I used Starbucks Pike Place Roast ground coffee in this Cold Brew Pitcher from amazon the night before I made this recipe.
  2. Whisk together whipped cream and vanilla extract for the topping.
  3. Put cold brew coffee, pumpkin syrup, and milk into a mason jar and shake to incorporate.
  4. Pour ice cubes into your tall glass and pour the coffee mixture over top.
  5. Top with the whipped topping and a sprinkle of the pumpkin spice.

How you can make it your own:

Use a different brewing method:

A French press would be a great brewing method for this recipe.

If you have an espresso machine that would work perfectly too! Put a shot of espresso in place of cold brew coffee. If you really want to get wild you can add two shots of espresso!

Change ingredients to suit your dietary needs:

Instead of 2% milk, some great options are oat milk, non dairy milk, coconut milk, and soy milk.

The great thing about making this homemade version of this Starbucks drink instead of buying it from a coffee shop is you know exactly what’s in it! You can make it how you want it and you don’t have to trust another person to take a possible dietary restrictions seriously.

Have fun with it and use what you have on hand:

If you choose to make your pumpkin syrup from scratch and instead of pure pumpkin puree you have pumpkin pie filling? Toss that in there!

If you don’t necessarily enjoy an iced latte, make it warm and see what happens!

The possibilities are endless! Go ahead and caffeinate in the way that works for you.

You can find the recipe card here:

Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Copycat Recipe

Iced pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice on top. The iced pumpkin spice latte is in a clear glass with a metal straw. The latte is sitting on a wooden surface with a black and white checkered towel in the background. The grass is also visible behind the cup.

The average Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, only better, and were serving it over ice!

This is a copycat recipe of a Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte that you can make homemade, in the comfort of your home.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cold brew coffee
  • 3 tablespoons of homemade pumpkin syrup
  • 3/4 cup of 2% milk
  • 1 cup of ice

For the Topping:

  • Whipped cream
  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • A sprinkle of pumpkin spice

Instructions

  1. Make the cold brew coffee ahead of time. I used Starbucks Pike Place Roast ground coffee in a Cold Brew pitcher and left it in the fridge overnight.
  2. Whisk together whipped cream and vanilla extract for the topping.
  3. Pour cold brew coffee, pumpkin syrup, and milk into a mason jar and shake to incorporate.
  4. Pour ice into the cup you'll be serving with and pour the coffee mixture over top of the ice.
  5. Top the drink with the vanilla whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.

Notes

You can make this recipe your own!

Use whatever brand of coffee you have at home. The pumpkin syrup can be purchased or homemade, both are delicious!

You can make it fancy or you can tone it down based on the ingredients you use.

Some of us like our coffee stronger and some not so much. Some of us like it sweeter and others do not.

Don't be afraid to alter this recipe to your preferences!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 serving (16 ounces)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 17.8gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 109 mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 31.8gProtein: 7.1g

Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is not exact, but an approximation. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. We do our best to provide accurate information regarding food allergies, but it is your responsibility to know your own allergies and be sure the ingredients you use do not have ingredients that will cause a health issue.

Have you made a Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spiced Latte at home?

I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it! If pumpkin spice has become one of your fall love languages this should bring you all the joy! Now go put on your flannel and live your best pumpkin-spiced life!

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Comment

Skip to Recipe
Pinterest
Pinterest
fb-share-icon
Instagram