Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
3:54 AM 4th September 2021

How To Make The Perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Pumpkin Spice Latte season is here! With a massive 1000% increase in related online searches for the term in the past month and coffee outlets already releasing their version of the drink; it is obvious that we cannot wait for the season to change! spoke exclusively to Sanjay, spokesperson for Spice Kitchen, to shed some light on how to make the perfect Pumpkin Spice Latte:
(Photo Credit: Ekaterina Kondratova /ShutterStock)
(Photo Credit: Ekaterina Kondratova /ShutterStock)

1. Pumpkin puree

'The first step is to make the pumpkin puree. First you must slice, deseed and then devein your pumpkin.'

'In a preheated oven, bake the pumpkin for 45 minutes at 190◦C (374 ◦F).
Blend in a food processor until smooth.'

2. Spice blend

'As you wait for your pumpkin to bake, you can start creating your spice blend.
The perfect blend is as follows - 4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of ground cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg.'

3. Warm your milk

'In a pan, warm 2 mugs of your chosen milk (dairy or non-dairy alternative).'

4. Combine

'Add 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, 1 shot espresso and half a teaspoon of your spice mix and whisk until smooth.'

5. Sit back and enjoy!

'Serve with whipped cream, a dusting of cocoa powder and a cinnamon stick for stirring.'
(Photo Credit: Julia Sudnitskaya /ShutterStock)
(Photo Credit: Julia Sudnitskaya /ShutterStock)

Why is the Pumpkin Spice Latte so popular?

Alex Ion, expert at, reveals his take on why the ‘PSL’ has become so popular:

“The Pumpkin Spice Latte has become a staple drink for Autumn. It has become so iconic, particularly across both the US and the UK, that now the drink is synonymous with the season, as evidenced by the fact #pumpkinspicelatte has over 600,000 tags on Instagram already, and fall hasn't even arrived yet! The spices used to create that distinct taste are comparable to a Thanksgiving Pumpkin pie, adding an almost nostalgic element to the drink and the season by association.”