One of the signs that Fall is here is when Starbucks adds its popular pumpkin spice lattes to its seasonal menu. No doubt, a freshly brewed latte is the absolute best. A tasty, convenient, and economical alternative is to make a pumpkin spice latte from an instant dry mix. In fact, Starbucks sells a dry mix. I've created a homemade version that is very similar and is way less expensive. It makes a great seasonal gift, too! Look for printable labels further down in this post.
I previously posted a similar recipe for Vanilla Latte Instant Dry Mix. This pumpkin spice version is essentially the same recipe with the addition of a blend of seasonal spices. It can be made vegan by substituting dry coconut or soy dry milk for the dairy dry milk.
view on Amazon: Starbucks instant pumpkin spice latte packets
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE MIX INGREDIENTS
You can read a detailed explanation of these base ingredients in my Vanilla Latte Instant Dry Mix post.
- instant dry milk (nonfat or whole dairy, coconut or soy for vegan version)
- instant espresso powder
- vanilla powder (recipe to make your own)
- powdered sugar
- corn starch
In addition to the above ingredients, the dominant flavor in this mix is, of course, pumpkin spice. You can make your own spice blend using my recipe, or purchase it on Amazon or at your grocery store.
View Pumpkin Spice Blend Recipe
view on Amazon: pumpkin spice blend, dry nonfat milk, dry whole milk, dry coconut milk, dry soy milk, instant espresso powder, vanilla sugar powder
Step-by-step photos for making
Pumpkin Spice Latte Dry Mix
Step 1. Assemble and measure the ingredients.
Step 2. Add ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse until uniformly mixed. (Alternatively, you can whisk ingredients together in a large bowl.)
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Step 3. Transfer dry mixture to a jar or other airtight container. I use a jar funnel to make the task easy and tidy. Pint mason jars are the perfect size to hold one batch.
To make one latte with this mix:
- HOT LATTE-- Add 1/4 cup of mixture to mug and add 8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water. Stir and enjoy!
- COLD LATTE-- Add 1/4 cup mixture to mug and add 1 tablespoon hot tap water; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in 8 oz (1 cup) cold water; add ice cubes, if desired.
Make it a gift! Fill a mason jar with dry latte mix, label it, and you've got a homemade gift to give. Give the jar of mix alone or nest it inside a latte mug. These make ideal gifts for hosts/hostesses, teachers, co-workers, college students, neighbors and friends.
Download printable jar labels/tags.
- Print these on card stock, cut them out, punch a hole in the top, and hang them from the jar neck with a ribbon, string, or rubber band. OR
- Print them on sticker paper and stick them to the jar or lid. Or, print them on regular paper and stick them on with tape. If you don't have a printer or specialty papers, you can have a store with printing services download and print them for you (Kinkos, Office Depot, Staples, etc.)
Click on the image below to download & print a full sheet of labels/tags.
Cut with scissors or a circle punch. You can cut the round tags out carefully with scissors, or use a circle punch to make the task easier and more precise. The circle punches come in several sizes to accommodate different jar and bottle lids.
This mix is so convenient to have on hand for a creamy, delicious latte anytime, anywhere. For a tasty, finishing touch, try topping it off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yum!
You might also enjoy these instant dry drink mixes:
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Latte Instant Dry Mix | Pumpkin Spice
Servings: 8 servings
- 1/2 cup instant espresso powder
- 1 3/4 cups instant dry milk*
- 1/4 cup powdered (confectioner's) sugar
- 1/3 cup vanilla powder**
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice blend***
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
*For a non-dairy, vegan version, substitute dry coconut or soy milk powder.
**If you don't have vanilla powder, you may substitute 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Or, make your own vanilla powder, recipe at: https://www.theyummylife.com/Vanilla_Powder
***To make your own pumpkin spice blend, recipe at: https://www.theyummylife.com/Pumpkin_Pie_Spice_Mix
Add all ingredients to food processor or blender, pulse until well combined into uniform mixture. (Alternatively, you can whisk ingredients together in a large bowl.)
Makes 2 cups of dry mix. Transfer to jar or other air tight container.
TO MAKE 1 SERVING:
--HOT LATTE-- Add 1/4 cup of mixture to mug and add 8 oz. (1 cup) boiling water. Stir and enjoy!
--COLD LATTE-- Add 1/4 cup mixture to mug and add 1 tablespoon hot tap water; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in 8 oz (1 cup) cold water; add ice cubes, if desired.
OPTIONAL: top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg
Just add water to this instant mix for a delicious Starbucks copycat hot or cold pumpkin spice latte. Both dairy and vegan options. Convenient for home, work, travel, dorm rooms and camping. Great for gifts; labels provided. From TheYummyLife.com #instant #latte #dry mix #Starbucks copycat #pumpkin spice # vegan #gifts #mason jars #printable labels