This easy-to-make iced pumpkin spice latte is a perfect budget-friendly chilled alternative to the popular Starbucks PSL! Customize it with your favorite milk, top with homemade whipped cream, and enjoy every sip!

Iced pumpkin spice latte against a red background.

This iced pumpkin spice latte is for those who aren’t big on a morning hot cup of java but still crave those fall flavors first thing in the morning. With all of the indulgent ways to drink your coffee this time of year, whether it’s hot or cold, adding a bit of pumpkin flavor is the way to go, and this iced latte checks all the boxes!

About this iced latte

If you’re on the hunt for something a little different than everyone’s favorite pumpkin spice latte, you’re going to love this cold version. If you love your coffee cold, don’t miss our caramel iced coffee and our iced vanilla latte!

This PSL is not a one-for-one copycat of Starbucks’ because it’s made without pumpkin puree, which means there’s no blending required. Instead, we use Torani pumpkin pie flavored syrup.

You can easily make this delicious drink at a fraction of the price you’d pay at your local coffee shop. If you have an espresso machine you’re way ahead of the game as it’s the easiest for making this recipe. Don’t have one? No problem, a Nespresso machine or French press works too!

Using regular brewed coffee turns this into a café au lait, but if that’s ok with you, then enjoy it just the same! Top off your iced pumpkin-flavored espresso with whipped cream or cinnamon whipped cream and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice and it’s a drink you won’t be able to resist!

However you make yours, enjoy pairing it with bacon pancakes, scrambled eggs, an apple french toast casserole, or a basket of these pumpkin cream cheese muffins for the ultimate fall breakfast.

Iced coffee drink with whipped cream and pumpkin spice.

What you need

A detailed, printable list of ingredients is in the recipe card. Here is a summary of what you need:

  • Ice – If you prefer the ice to melt more slowly, make sure to use cubes, not crushed ice. otherwise they’ll melt too quickly and dilute your coffee. If you like stronger coffee, try freezing cubes of brewed coffee so they don’t dilute your coffee as you melt.
  • Whole Milk – Whole milk is a great choice for adding creaminess to any coffee drink. You can choose skim or 2% milk as well, or a non-dairy milk of your choice.
  • Espresso – Pick your favorite espresso. Nespresso also works great! Avoid using instant espresso unless you’re in pinch, or if you prefer it.
  • Pumpkin Pie Syrup – To make this coffee super smooth and creamy, we use Torani syrup instead of pumpkin puree. If you’re looking for a thicker, more syrupy consistency, try our hot pumpkin spice latte poured over ice. Both are great!
  • Optional ToppingsWhipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.

How to make it

Grab a large glass. Add the ice and drizzle in the pumpkin pie syrup.

Syrup being poured off ice.

Next, pour in the espresso.

Espresso being poured over ice.

Stir in the milk to combine.

Milk being poured over espresso and ice.

Top with whipped cream and spice if desired.

Pumpkin pie spice being sprinkled on an iced latte.

Enjoy immediately!

FAQs

Is pumpkin spice latte sweet?

Typically yes, especially if you get yours from a coffee shop. It can be loaded with sugar. Making it at home is a great way to control the amount of sugar, and therefore control the level of sweetness. The syrup has sugar in it, whether you’re buying it or making it, but otherwise, there is no sugar in the coffee itself.

Can you make decaf pumpkin spice latte?

You bet! Just use a decaf espresso and follow the directions as listed.

Can this be made dairy free?

Definitely. Use whatever milk you have on hand. Almond milk is great, it also froths and foams nicely. Oat milk, coconut milk, cashew milk will all work. Mind you, it will change the taste a bit, but if you’re used to the flavors of your favorite milk, you’ll love a dairy-free version.

How to make this iced pumpkin latte your own

  • Skip the store-bought syrups and make a homemade brown sugar syrup like what you’d find in my PSL recipe.
  • Double or triple the recipe for more than one serving.
  • If you are unable to find the pumpkin pie flavored Torani syrup, use 1½ ounces of simple syrup mixed with ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice extract instead. 
  • If you want to increase the pumpkin flavor without increasing sweetness, you can add ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie flavor extract to 1 one of the Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup.
  • Substitute delicious cinnamon whipped cream for the topping along with a homemade caramel sauce.
Iced latte on an orange and white background.

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Iced pumpkin spice latte topped with whipped cream and a striped straw.

Get the Recipe: Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

This easy-to-make iced pumpkin spice latte is a perfect budget-friendly chilled alternative to the popular Starbucks PSL! Customize it with your favorite milk, top with homemade whipped cream, and enjoy every sip!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add ice, pumpkin pie syrup, and espresso to a large glass.
  • Pour in the milk and stir to combine.
  • Top with whipped cream and spice if desired.

Notes

  • Espresso Options: The best option for making espresso is to use an espresso maker. Nespresso machines also work great. You can also use strong brewed coffee or instant espresso.
  • Want more pumpkin spice flavor but not extra sweetness? Add in additional pumpkin pie spice.
  • Prefer a pumpkin spice latte made with real pumpkin? Try our hot pumpkin spice latte.
 
Calories: 453kcal, Carbohydrates: 85g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 143mg, Potassium: 2330mg, Sugar: 43g, Vitamin A: 367IU, Calcium: 342mg, Iron: 4mg