How to Make a Copycat Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

For when you just don't want to wait in line.

If you’re obsessed with everything pumpkin spice but aren’t feeling like a latte, we have the answer. Make this cool pumpkin spice Frappuccino taste-alike instead. And, hey, you don’t even have to leave home to get it!

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

Raid your spice drawer to blend your own pumpkin pie spice for this copycat recipe!


  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/8 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup crushed ice
  • Sweetened whipped cream and additional pumpkin pie spice, optional

Step 1: Make the pumpkin mixture

In a small saucepan, heat the milk, pumpkin, sugar and pie spice until the sugar is dissolved and bubbles just start to appear along the edges of the pan. Pour the milk into a bowl and add the coffee and vanilla.

Step 2: Get chilly

Refrigerate the mixture, covered, for several hours or overnight. I popped it in the freezer to speed things up.

Step 3: Blend ‘er up

Once it’s well-chilled, pour the pumpkin and milk mixture into a blender with the ice cream and ice.  Cover and blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and additional pumpkin pie spice, if desired.

Editor’s Tip: For a less indulgent treat, skip the ice cream and pour the pumpkin mixture over ice. You could even make the cubes out of coffee!

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino Without Coffee

If you want to skip the coffee, just increase the milk amount by 1/4 cup. Or amp up the ice cream, we’re not here to judge.

And, if you’re sensitive to dairy, try this drink with almond, coconut or any other nondairy milk. (These are our favorites.)

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Cathryn Jakicic
Cathy Jakicic has written about everything from business and bacteria to beads and baking in her career —but she greatly prefers the last two. She is a baker and a crafter and loves to try new recipes for both.