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This homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe is EASY to make and is my go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. It’s made with REAL ingredients from your pantry and everyone is amazed that it’s made in a slow cooker.
Sounds delicious already, doesn’t it?! Serve this with our Snickerdoodle Cookies, and you’ll be in heaven!
Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Hy-Vee (Columbia).
“I just tried this recipe and it is delicious! Have tried other pumpkin coffee recipes and this is BY FAR the best!” – Katrina
Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte has become a fall staple in my home.
I serve it regularly anytime we host a group of people and have even taken it to fall parties and Halloween events. My mother-in-law now serves it every Thanksgiving!
It comes together quickly and smells SO delicious.
Ingredients in Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Unlike the Starbucks version of a Pumpkin Spice Latte, our slow cooker version includes all REAL ingredients.
No artificial flavoring, no color dyes, no unrecognizable ingredients. Plus, it tastes just as rich and luxurious as their version…even better in my opinion. To make your batch, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Whole milk – you can use almond milk
- Strongly brewed coffee
- Pumpkin puree – not pumpkin pie mix
- Real vanilla extract – here is how to make your own vanilla at home
- Ground Cinnamon & Cinnamon Sticks
Where to Get Your Ingredients
Hy-Vee is a “one-stop shop” for anything you might need, from high-quality ingredients to grab-and-go meals to their pharmacy and much more. We pop in there at least once or twice a week.
Watch How to Make Our Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
How long do I cook pumpkin spice latte in the Crock Pot?
After adding all of the ingredients to the Crock Pot, whisk them until they are well combined.
Then cook the Pumpkin Spiced Latte for 2 hours on high in the Crock Pot. You can then turn the setting down to low or warm.
It does need to be kept very warm or it will start to create a film across the top as it cools.
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More Reasons to Love Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte
- It makes your house smell SOOO good. Its scent is a warm-vanilla-cinnamon-pumpkin-y aroma that’s better (and more all-natural) than any fall candle!
- It serves 15+ people. It’s a great recipe for large groups.
- It’s super easy to make and uses REAL ingredients. No syrups.
- You can make it up to 2 hours before your event, so you’re not scrambling to put it together as guests arrive.
- The taste rivals any coffee shop’s pumpkin latte. It’s warm and sweet with a hint of pumpkin flavor.
- Who doesn’t love to warm up with a special cozy drink with a bunch of friends?!
FAQs About Pumpkin our Spiced Latte Recipe
Do you really use 1/4 cup of vanilla?
Yep. Trust us. This recipe has been tested and retested for years. Don’t skimp on the vanilla. And please be sure to use REAL (or pure) vanilla not imitation vanilla extract.
Can this recipe be made on the stovetop?
Oh yes, you could definitely do this on the stove top over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until all the flavors are combined and it’s warmed through. I would say 1-2 hours.
Can I substitute non-dairy milk?
One reader told us, “I made this with coconut milk and it came out beautifully.” We’ve also been told it works well with almond milk.
Can I make this ahead of time and slow cook it later?
We suggest making it fresh and serving within a few hours of it being done. Saving it as leftovers doesn’t work very well.
Does it work to keep leftovers in the refrigerator and rewarm them?
Unfortunately the texture will change and not do well as leftovers. However, one reader told us she stored it in jars, gave it a quick shake, and poured it over ice for a iced coffee drink the next day.
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- 6 cups whole milk
- 6 cups of strongly brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup real (or pure) vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3 cinnamon sticks
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- In your crock pot, whisk together the milk and coffee.
- In a mixing bowl, stir or whisk together the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. Add that mixture into the crockpot.
- Whisk everything together until combined and then toss in 3-4 cinnamon sticks.
- Cover the crockpot, and cook on high for 2 hours. Once guests arrive, turn down the heat to the low or warm setting.
If you don’t have a large group, you could easily halve the recipe.
I’ve been told that heating up the leftovers doesn’t work so well.
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