By following this easy recipe you’ll prepare a flavorful and tasty low-carb drink that contains only 2 net carbs per serving.
And that’s if you make your keto pumpkin spice latte with all the ingredients I’ve listed.
By reading through my guide on how to make a keto-friendly version of this well-known Starbucks fall drink, you’ll find out that you can lower its carbohydrate amount to 1 gram per serving. And it would still be very delicious.
As you’ll see, I made sure to show you how to make both hot and iced bulletproof pumpkin spice lattes.
Here you’ll also find some cool ingredient recommendations that may take your DIY coffee drink to the next level. Of course, you don’t have to include every single recipe component I’ve listed, but by reading through the ingredient section, you’ll be able to craft your own keto latte according to your taste and needs.
So let’s dive in.
Here are the ingredients needed for the making of a keto-friendly (bulletproof) pumpkin spice latte:
- Pumpkin Pie Spice – 1 teaspoon.
- Pumpkin Puree: 1 tablespoon, 15 grams.
You can skip this recipe ingredient if you want your latte as low-carb as possible.
So if you have some puree at hand, consider incorporating it in the making of your bulletproof coffee. It will add richness to your drink and will make it more satisfying.
Still, if you want to avoid this ingredient, feel free to do so, as even without the pumpkin puree, your homemade keto-friendly latte will still be very tasty.
- Coffee: 4 fl. oz. (120 milliliters).
On this particular occasion, I brewed my coffee in a French press.
When I make regular lattes I always add a double espresso shot, but for some reason when making bulletproof coffee, I tend to lean towards my French press or Aeropress.
Of course, you can use whatever coffee making device you have at home.
- Almond milk: 4 fl. oz. (120 milliliters).
As you’re probably already aware, almond milk is perfect for low-carb lattes. It only contains around 1 gram of carbohydrates in an 8 fl. oz. (240 ml) serving.
So by adding 4 fl. oz., you will increase your keto latte’s carbohydrates count by only around half a gram.
- Ghee: 1 teaspoon.
The Ghee and the MCT oil I only add when I feel like I need a satiating bulletproof pumpkin spice latte that will provide me with energy and will keep me full for longer.
Feel free to skip these ingredients if you just want to enjoy a keto version of your favorite Starbucks pumpkin spice beverage.
- MCT oil: 1 teaspoon.
- Erythritol/Liquid Stevia.
To sweeten your DIY keto latte, you can use erythritol or liquid stevia.
For the low-carb pumpkin spice beverage you see in the photos, I added 2 teaspoons of erythritol. It turned out very tasty.
Nevertheless, I often add both (a teaspoon of erythritol and a few drops of stevia), as I’ve found that their combination turns out more similar to regular sugar.
You will also get perfect results if you sweeten your homemade drink with keto-friendly coffee syrup.
I have a post where I’ve reviewed the best sugar-free syrups that are great for someone on a keto diet (click the link to visit).
You can check them out and get yourself a great syrup that will improve your coffee’s taste, especially if you’re used to having it sweetened.
- Vanilla Extract.
If you have some available, add a couple of drops as it complements all the other ingredients very well.
The Starbucks pumpkin spice latte contains vanilla syrup. Therefore, if you’re trying to bring your drink as close to the original as possible, you might as well add a tablespoon of sugar-free vanilla syrup (click the link to check out a keto-friendly vanilla syrup by DaVinci on Amazon).
If you are to do so, consider avoiding the addition of erythritol or liquid stevia. The vanilla syrup is sweet enough.
- Salt: 1/4 teaspoon (optional)
Adding a tiny bit of salt to your keto pumpkin spice latte will improve its taste by enhancing its sweetness.
If you are to make a pumpkin spice latte, no matter whether it’s keto or not, you need to have pumpkin pie spice available.
Here are all the spices that are used to make the pumpkin pie spice mixture:
I make this ingredient at home by mixing 2 parts cinnamon, and 1 part ground nutmeg, ground ginger, cloves, and allspice.
Of course, if you are to make the iced version, you’re going to need ice cubes too.
Now that we’ve covered the ingredients, let’s move on to the step-by-step guide.
How to make a keto pumpkin spice latte: recipe directions
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a keto-friendly pumpkin spice latte at home:
- Pour all the ingredients except coffee in a saucepan and heat up the mixture.
- Add coffee and mix everything well. I always use a drink mixer/frother that adds a nice texture to my keto drink.
- Pour your latte into a serving cup. I always sprinkle it with a bit of pumpkin pie spice on top to finish it off and make it look cooler.
Of course, if you are to make a refreshing iced keto pumpkin spice latte, skip the heating-up step, mix all the ingredients well, and pour the drink over in a glass over ice cubes.
Here’s an up-close photo of the hot low-carb pumpkin spice latte, served in a cup:
And here’s a photo of the iced bulletproof pumpkin latte:
They both are extremely rich, tasty, and satisfying.
If you’re on a ketogenic diet and you often make bulletproof coffee or tea drinks, you might be interested in getting yourself one of these milk frothers. I use a battery-operated one (click link to check out on Amazon). There are also USB-chargeable milk frothers that are great for bulletproof coffees and frothy drinks, such as this one by FoodVille:
Click here to see more photos and its price on Amazon.
Now you know how to make your own keto-friendly pumpkin spice latte at home.
You can enjoy this delicious and cozy fall drink without worrying about your carbohydrate intake, which is virtually impossible if you get one from Starbucks.
Drop me a comment below to let me know whether you’ve made it with all of the listed ingredients, or just some of them.
I’d also love to know whether you liked it, so use the comment section to share your thoughts on this low-carb recipe.