This keto pumpkin spice latte is a delicious, sugar-free version of everyone’s favorite fall drink. With just the right amount of flavor and spice, you might find yourself enjoying these all year round!
Since Starbucks first released their infamous PSL, it’s become the ultimate coffee drink for fall.
Unfortunately, their version is loaded with sugar and carbs that will quickly kick you out of ketosis. But the good news is that it’s super easy to make a keto pumpkin spice latte right at home!
In fact, you can throw together this tasty drink in one pot on the stove. Simply combine and warm the ingredients, then top with keto whipped cream and spice!
Now you can enjoy your favorite pumpkin coffee drink this fall without the unnecessary carbs, sugar, or guilt. You may find yourself making it in the winter, spring, and summer, too!
Ingredients Needed For Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte
I used all low-carb and healthy ingredients in this latte - even real pumpkin! Here is a bit more information about what I used.
Use unsweetened vanilla almond milk in this latte. If you use plain almond milk, just add a little bit more vanilla extract to enhance the flavor. Always taste it first, because some people don't want a strong vanilla taste in their latte and others do.
Coffee shops always use espresso to make lattes. If you don't have an espresso machine, brew your coffee really strong.
Of course, this is also up to your preferences. If you like a latte that tastes more like a milkshake than coffee, just brew a normal cup of coffee.
I used real pumpkin in my pumpkin spice latte. It makes the latte really creamy and tastes like pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
You can either use jarred pumpkin pie spice or make your own. It's a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger.
This is what brings out the natural sweetness of the rest of the ingredients.
Use either a granular sweetener or a liquid one. A liquid, like erythritol, will dissolve better with the rest of the ingredients.
Sugar-Free Whipped Cream
Don't forget to top it all with some sugar-free whipped cream! If you want to keep it dairy-free, you can make whipped cream out of coconut milk.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Be careful with the milk as you heat it up and don't let it boil. It might scald and give it a bad taste.
- Use an immersion blender to mix everything together if you want it to be extra creamy.
- Have a little fun and garnish your latte with a cinnamon stick!
How To Make Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte
This delicious low-carb latte comes together in just a few steps. It’s probably faster than running to your closest Starbucks!
Heat the Milk with Pumpkin and Sweetener
In a pot, combine the almond milk, pumpkin puree, and sweetener. Place the pot over medium heat. You don’t want it to boil, just bring the liquid to a warm temperature suitable for drinking.
Add Coffee, Spice and Vanilla
Once the mixture is warmed, remove the pot from the stove. Whisk in the ½ cup of coffee or espresso, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract.
Serve With Garnish
Divide the liquid evenly between two cups or mugs and top with sugar-free whipped cream and extra pumpkin pie spice.
The toppings are optional, but they make the latte so festive. I always like to include them.
Frequently Asked Questions About Keto Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Before we get to the printable recipe card, here are some questions people often ask about pumpkin spice lattes and the keto diet.
What is pumpkin pie spice?
Pumpkin pie spice is actually just a mixture of warm spices that are popular in fall recipes. You can find it in the spice aisle of most grocery stores, but always check the label to make sure there’s no added sugar.
You can also easily make your own at home!
All you need is cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger. Most mixes are about half cinnamon, but feel free to experiment with the spices to find your perfect blend.
Is the PSL from Starbucks keto-Friendly?
So is it possible to order a keto version of the famous Starbucks PSL?
Their version is made with espresso, milk, pumpkin spice sauce, and vanilla syrup, then topped with whipped cream and their pumpkin spice topping. A grande made with 2% milk will have a whopping 52 grams of carbs.
There are ways to customize your drink to reduce carbs. Of course, it won’t be exactly like the PSL, but you can always give it a try.
For the base of the latte, ask the barista to steam half water and half heavy cream instead of milk.
Then, ask for 1-2 pumps of pumpkin pie sauce. Each pump has about 5 grams of carbs and 7.5 grams of sugar, so 1 pump is best. Next, add 1-2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup, which has 1-2 carbs per pump.
Finally, ask them to add the pumpkin spice topping, which is simply a mix of spices.
This drink will probably have more carbs and sugar than is ideal. But, if you’re really craving a PSL from Starbucks, you may as well give it a try.
Or, you can simply get all the amazing flavor without the carbs and sugar by making it at home!
Once you feel that fall chill in the air, this pumpkin spiced coffee recipe will warm you right up! With only 2 net carbs per serving, it’s a perfect treat any time.
You can enjoy it while curled up underneath a blanket, but it’s also easy enough to throw together on busy mornings.
Other Low-Carb Coffee Recipes
Looking for more delicious keto coffee recipes? Or, maybe you want to add that wonderful coffee flavor to some yummy desserts? Good news: you’re in luck!
Check out a few of these favorite recipes for all things coffee:
- Keto Coffee Smoothie is a terrific grab and go summer treat.
- Gingerbread Coffee uses a homemade sweet gingerbread spice blend to fill you with holiday cheer!
- Keto Tiramisu made with almond flour lady fingers dipped in espresso and a rich custard layer tastes just like the real thing!
- Keto Custard Pudding is an egg fast approved dessert that’s low in carbs and high in fat.
- Coffee Ice Cream with No Eggs is a recipe that turns out creamy and easily scoopable after freezing!
Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 2 cups Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 3 tablespoons Granulated sugar substitute
- 2 tablespoons Pure pumpkin puree
- ½ teaspoon Pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- ½ cup Strong brewed coffee or espresso
- Sugar free whipped cream for optional garnish
- Additional pumpkin pie spice for optional garnish
- Add the almond milk, pumpkin puree and sweetener to a pot, and heat on the stove over medium heat. Do not boil the liquid, just bring it to a warm drinking temperature.
- Remove the mixture from the stove, and whisk in ½ cup of the coffee, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract.
- Divide the liquid evenly between two cups or mugs, and top with sugar free whipped cream and/or pumpkin pie spice for garnish if desired.
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First published on August 17, 2020. Post updated on September 2, 2021, with new images and additional recipe information.