Monica's favorite gear for
making Pumpkin Spice Latte Mix
If you prefer to buy a ready-made mix, this one combines pumpkin spice flavor with instant Starbucks coffee. (My recipe is a copycat of this mix.)
An aromatic blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves used any many seasonal recipes.
Also available: recipe to make your own
If you don't want to make your own vanilla powder, this is a good option. (It's pricey, though.)
Also available: recipe to make your own
This adds dark, rich coffee flavor to the latte mix.
This adds the best creaminess, but you can opt for a nonfat or nondairy option (see below).
The perfect size for storing and gifting this latte mix.
Also available: white lids, jar funnel

Pumpkin Spice Latte Instant Dry Mix

a Starbucks copycat recipe for hot or cold lattes; dairy or vegan


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Latte Instant Dry Mix | Pumpkin Spice

By Monica              8 servings
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

Simply add water to this instant mix for a delicious Starbucks copycat hot or cold pumpkin spice latte. Convenient for home, work, travel, dorm rooms and camping. Great for gifts, too.

Ingredients
  • 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

Directions
*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

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

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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)
  • salt
  • 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 blenddry nonfat milkdry whole milkdry coconut milkdry soy milk,  instant espresso powdervanilla sugar powder

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Step-by-step photos for making
Pumpkin Spice Latte Dry Mix

 

Step 1. Assemble and measure the ingredients.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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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!

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You might also enjoy these instant dry drink mixes:

Make it a Yummy day!

Monica

Link directly to this recipe
Latte Instant Dry Mix | Pumpkin Spice
By Monica              Servings: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
*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



Posted on Sunday, October 20th, 2019

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