I want you to imagine a scenario with crisp autumn air flowing within your hair and leaves crunching under your foot. Now, imagine yourself pouring a steaming cup of coffee, but with a twist, and the twist is pumpkin spice sauce mixed within.

Growing up in a rural area pumpkin spice meant one thing in general: grandma’s legendary pie. Little did I know this autumnal juice held a whole world of possibilities waiting to be discovered.

Pumpkin sauce is a special sauce that adds a fun and easy festive coffee drink at home. It is normally made with pumpkin puree, spices, and sweeteners.

Here you will know details on how to make pumpkin spice sauce for coffee at home. I keep the ingredients that are easily available at home. This is by far the healthiest among all the recipes of the pumpkin spice sauce.

Recipe of Pumpkin Spice Sauce for Coffee

Recipe of Pumpkin Spice Sauce for Coffee


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (any plant-based milk would work)
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree (not pie filling, i have provided the recipe to puree too)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (Honey and agave nectar would work fine, adjust to your preference)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg would work too)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract ( almond extract would work)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)



  1. In a small saucepan, combine almond milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract. 
  2. Heat over medium-low heat, mixing constantly until the flavors are well mixed. Do not boil.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using. This allows the flavors to meld and thicken.
  4. You can personalize the spice blend:
    • Increase or decrease the amount of pumpkin pie spice.
    • Use individual spices like ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves to control the intensity and variety of flavors.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

How to Prepare Pumpkin Puree

How to Prepare Pumpkin Puree

Step 1: First, you have to choose your pumpkin to create pumpkin puree. The criteria to choose a pumpkin to make this pumpkin puree is to have the sweetest pumpkin. You can trust me on this, it will give you a better taste afterwards. The bigger the pumpkin the variety of tastes you will get.

Step 2 The next step is to slice the pumpkin in half and pull out all the seeds in another bowl. Make sure there is no other seed in the bowl.

Step 3 Now, is the most important part. Lay your pumpkin pieces (2 pieces I am guessing) flat on a baking sheet(face up or face down doesn’t matter). Roast them in a 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for about 45 minutes or until they’re fork-tender.

When roasted to our desired level, let the pumpkin pieces cool down. When it’s cool enough to handle peel off the skin of the pieces.

Step 4: Now you need to mash the pumpkin. So if you have a blender then put the pumpkin pieces in the blender and blend them well. Do not liquidify it, do not keep it too hard. Blend to a level that it is neither too hard nor too liquid. You can add a splash of water if you think it’s not soft enough. You can do this process through other means too, like mashing a potato to mashing a pumpkin.

To store the pumpkin puree put 1 cup of puree in each plastic bag and keep them in the freezer.

Secret Special Recipe by Mojoon Barista

You can find many recipes on the internet, but most of them are more or less the basic recipe to make this sauce. We are uncovering a secret recipe that is used for advanced flavour.

Secret Special Recipe by Mojoon Barista

Pumpkin Spice sauce Recipe (16 oz cup)


  • 50 gm Condensed milk
  • 2 pumps Pumpkin syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 1.5 gm Cinnamon powder


  1. Combine: In a mug, combine the condensed milk, pumpkin syrup, and cinnamon powder. Stir well to mix thoroughly.
  2. Pumpkin Sauce: Add 70 gm of pumpkin sauce to the mixture.
  3. Espresso: Pour your hot 2.5 shot espresso over the pumpkin spice mixture.
  4. Optional: you can top the sauce with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon powder for extra flavour.


  • This recipe is for a 16 oz cup. For a 12 oz cup, use 50 gm of pumpkin sauce and 1.5/2 gm of cinnamon powder.

Enjoy your homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte!

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Tips & Tricks from Expert Barista

Knowing the recipe itself is an achievement, knowing how to do it is another level. but adjusting it to the preference and adjusting with the available ingredients is legendary. That’s what I am going to tell you here. 

These tips will help you adjust it with the ingredients available at your home. Then you can adjust the taste, flavour based on your health according to your preference.

Tips & Tricks from Expert Barista

Health Tips

  • You can use homemade pumpkin puree by roasting a pumpkin to have a fresh & natural flavour.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric for its anti-inflammatory benefits and subtle earthy taste.
  • Top your coffee with chopped nuts or seeds for added protein and healthy fats.

Additional Wholesome Twists

  • Add a pinch of turmeric for an extra health boost and subtle earthy flavor.
  • Replace some of the almond milk with brewed strong tea for a richer flavor.
  • Blend in a frozen banana for a thicker and creamier sauce without added sugar.
  • Top your coffee with a sprinkle of chopped nuts or seeds for added texture and nutrients

Why Make Your Own Pumpkin Sauce

Why Make Your Own Pumpkin Sauce

Control the Ingredients

  • Skip the Sugar Overload: Store-bought pumpkin sauce often adds a lot of sugar which is not good for your body. You can control the amount of sugar, using natural alternatives like maple syrup or dates.
  • Say No to Hidden Extras: Store-bought pumpkin sauce often has extra additives, hidden ingredients that might not be healthy for your body. When you make your own sauce you can avoid these items, and you know what you are putting in. 
  • Use of Real Pumpkin for Pumpkin Sauce: Pumpkin sauce from stores uses pumpkin pie filling. You can use pumpkin puree for a more natural pumpkin sauce.

Some specific Benefits

  • Dietary Freedom: Make your sauce vegan, dairy-free, or gluten-free by choosing suitable alternatives. 
  • More fiber: Homemade pumpkin puree usually has more fiber than pie filling. So, why waste more money on something less healthy? Fiber generally helps digestion and keeps you feeling full.

Some specific Benefits

And finally making pumpkin sauce at home is very cost effective. You have to pay quite a lot of money for fewer health benefits when you can have more health benefits with less money.

Which one is better? Starbucks pumpkin sauce or Sauce Our Recipe?

To understand which pumpkin sauce is better the first thing you have to do is make the sauce with our recipe. Then you will need to buy sauce from Starbucks and now you are ready to compare. 

However, if you are someone like me, who doesn’t want to experiment by myself, and prefers to read experts’ experiments then this place is exactly for you.

I did some experiments on both sauces and here is what I found out. Let’s talk about the Starbucks pumpkin sauce first.

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  • Convenience: I could find pumpkin sauce almost in every outlet of Starbucks, and Starbucks is everywhere.
  • Consistent taste: They have the same recipe, same ingredients, same flavour every time. So there is no change in their taste.
  • Variety: They offer their sauce in different formats (hot, cold, bottled)


  • Cost: Usually pumpkin sauce from Starbucks is more expensive than homemade sauce.
  • Ingredients: may contain added sugar, artificial flavours, and thickeners. The pumpkin sauce from Starbucks will not have the ingredients of your preference. So they contain added sugar, artificial flavour and thickeners.
  • Control: there’s very limited opportunity to customize the sauce


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  • Cost-effective: The homemade sauce is generally way too cheap compared to the one at Starbucks
  • Healthier: Definitely, the homemade sauce is healthier. It has natural ingredients and healthy ingredients.
  • Customization: adjust sweetness, spice level, and ingredients to your preference


  • Requires effort: You need to make the sauce at home by yourself which may not be your favourite job to do.
  • The taste may vary: The taste is not consistent, as it can vary depending on your cooking skills.
  • Limited shelf life: The shelf life is not very high, as it is homemade. So you have to store it properly with caution to increase shelf life.


Which one is better Starbucks pumpkin sauce or Sauce Our Recipe

Best Recipes with Pumpkin Spice Sauce: Discover your Inner  Barista within

  1. Overnight Pumpkin Spice Oats: to create this beautiful drink you won’t need any cooking skills. All you have to do is Mix oats, chia seeds, milk, yogurt, and pumpkin spice sauce in a jar.  Then just chill overnight like I always do. Boom, grab-and-go breakfast with nuts, fruit, and honey in the morning!
  2. Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mania: Add some pumpkin spice magic to your fave muffin recipe. Top it with a crumble made from flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Bake, devour, and enjoy fall in every bite!
  3. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers with a Pumpkin Twist: Mash sweet potato, and mix with black beans, bread crumbs, and generous pumpkin spice sauce. Make patties, pan-fry or bake, and voila! Protein-packed, flavorful veggie burgers. These are perfect for buns and toppings any day.
  4. Baked Apples with Pumpkin Spice Surprise: Cut apples in half, scoop out some core, then fill with goat cheese, honey, and pumpkin spice sauce. Bake until tender and golden. Top with nuts, and cinnamon, then indulge in this warm, delicious dessert!
  5. Pumpkin Spice Chicken Chili Fiesta: Saute chicken, onions, and spices. Add tomatoes, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice sauce, and broth. Simmer, throw in beans, corn, and cilantro. Serve with avocado, tortilla chips, and sour cream for a comforting, festive chilli.

Discover your Inner  Barista within


There you go, you have all the ingredients, and instructions to make pumpkin spice sauce for coffee. Now whenever you ask yourself how to make pumpkin spice sauce you know where to go.

What every barista advises to do is to experiment with different options. Well, that’s for the seasoned coffee cannoneers. However, if you are a beginner in the coffee world i would suggest you go with the basic recipe. It is quite good.

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