This Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte takes just two minutes of time and has only five easy ingredients! Perfect for a fast fall drink that everyone will love. It has only 2.7 net carbs and is also low carb, sugar free, and THM.
The colder weather means one thing and one thing all, fall is here, and everything pumpkin spice is about to be everywhere. There's nothing better than snuggling up with a latte, and it's even better when you can make it at home yourself.
The great part about this easy latte recipe is that you can start off your day with it or enjoy it as an afternoon treat. It's so flavorful and fast, and it takes no time at all to make!
This is one of those recipes that tastes just like a Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte but it is healthier and so much more affordable! Why spend $6 on a latte when you can make a healthy pumpkin spice latte for just pennies at home?
Is Pumpkin Spice Latte Keto?
Most are not. If you walk into any coffeehouse and order a pumpkin latte it is probably full of carbs and sugar syrup. The average one contains 50 grams of sugar, including 32 grams of added sugar. In contrast, all the grams of carbs in this keto recipe are naturally occurring in the half and half. The total carbs are just 2.8 for a 10 ounce serving.
You'll need just four simple ingredients from the grocery store to make and start enjoying this low carb pumpkin spice latte.
- Strong Brewed Coffee - Any flavor or type will do but pick one with a bold and robust flavor.
- Half and Half - This is a combination of milk and cream that is common in the United States. You can also use heavy cream if you'd prefer. For a dairy-free PSL sub in coconut milk or coconut cream.
- Joy-Filled Eats Sweetener - This is the sweetener that I use for all my baking needs.
- Pumpkin spice - Adding this gives that pumpkin pie spice flavor!
- Sugar-free sprinkles - This is optional but makes it fun to drink.
Tip: total measurements are listed in the printable recipe below.
How To Make A Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte
My 12 year old does love coffee so I make her one with decaf as a special treat sometimes. When my other kids drink this recipe, I give them a tiny amount of the coffee, and they add a lot of the cream and sprinkles! (It's how many adults drink their morning coffee as well - a little bit of coffee with a lot of creamer!). We do try to use keto creamer though.
Since this recipe literally takes just two minutes to make, this is one that I love knowing that I can whip up anytime I have the craving! Of course, I'd drink this any time of the year, but it's always fun and festive beverage to have during fall.
Step One: Start by gathering all your ingredients and making sure that you have everything. There's nothing worse than starting a recipe only to find out that you're missing something important that you need.
Step Two: Whisk together the half and half, sweetener, and spice in your mug of choice. Then pour in the brewed coffee. This helps you get a little foam on top without a milk frother or immersion blender. If you love vanilla extract add a few drops at this point too.
Expert Tip: If you do want to maximize the foam on top blend the half and half for a minute or so with the pumpkin spice.
Step Three: Once you've filled your mug to where you want, top with some whipped cream and add the sprinkles!
Where can I find sugar-free sprinkles?
I buy my sprinkles from The Sprinkle Company on Etsy. Nicole makes them by hand in the United States. They are pricier than regular sugary sprinkles but you really only need a pinch for the same effect. That little container pictured can garnish dozens of PSLs. Even with the cost of the sprinkles, this is much cheaper than buying Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes.
Don't I need pumpkin puree?
I think the pumpkin spice mix makes this taste like a pumpkin pie without adding any puree to the keto pumpkin latte. If you want to stir in a little pumpkin puree feel free.
How do I make homemade pumpkin spice?
If you don't have any store-bought pumpkin spice in your cabinets, you can easily make your own. Just create a mixture using nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.
You can then store this in a glass jar and keep it with the rest of your spices to use again in your keto recipes.
Can you add other toppings to a latte?
Absolutely. Just make sure that whatever you're adding goes along with the rest of the drink being sugar free and low carb.
Adding a dash of cinnamon on top is excellent and even topping with some unsweetened coconut flakes, too.
How do you store a leftover latte?
Once you make this, you may find that you have a bit leftover. It needs to be kept cold and in the fridge until it's ready to be enjoyed again.
Keep in mind that the half and half (or creamer) may separate a bit in this keto pumpkin spice latte recipe, so you'll want to be certain that you stir it well before drinking it the next time.
What is the difference between a latte and a mocha?
A latte is actually not quite as strong in coffee addition or flavoring as a mocha. A mocha usually has more caffeine because it uses more robust coffee or even espresso in the recipe. (They're both super delicious, though!)
Are lattes hot or cold drinks?
They're either! Typically at a coffee shop, a latte will be on the menu as a hot drink but can be ordered cold as well.
This recipe for a keto pumpkin spice latte is meant to be enjoyed at room temperature (aka right when you make it) or cold from the fridge.
More Keto Starbucks Copycat Recipes
Maple Oat Nut Scones - these were my favorite back in college and I just had to make a keto version
Vanilla Bean Frappuccino - creamy vanilla frozen goodness just like the classic
Keto Mocha - chocolate plus coffee in a delicious dairy-free treat
Keto Pink Drink - strawberry coconut cool beverage that is great frozen or iced
- 8 oz strong coffee
- 2 oz half and half or cream
- 1-2 tbsp Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice
- pinch sugar free sprinkles
- Combine all the ingredients. Mix well. Garnish with whipped cream and sugar free sprinkles, if desired.