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. (Psst! This is our fave blender brand.) 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.)