Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte

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Everyone knows that fall is pumpkin spice season. And for this, I’ve created a special drink to liven up the classic PSL. This marshmallow pumpkin latte takes the classic pumpkin spice latte, then dresses it up with a dollop of marshmallow fluff. The toasted fluff mingles with the hot espresso and pumpkin spice to create a creamy autumn beverage.

Make yourself a hot drink before you take a walk in the park, or treat your friends during your annual Halloween party. Once you gather the ingredients, it takes only 5 minutes to brew a hot marshmallow pumpkin latte.

Marshmallow pumpkin latte in a mug, coffee grind on the side.

Marshmallow Fluff

So what is marshmallow fluff made of? Marshmallow fluff is a simple spread made from egg whites, corn syrup, sugar and vanillin. These ingredients create a sweet, sticky spread that tastes just like marshmallows. It also comes in strawberry flavor.

To determine who invented marshmallow fluff, experts have traced it back to confectioner Archibald Query. One popular concoction made from the fluff is the “Fluffernutter”: a sandwich made from peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. This spread is also great for cakes, pastries, baked goods–and, in this instance, pumpkin lattes.

Step 1: Prep Ingredients

Marshmallow pumpkin latte ingredients on wood background.
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. pure pumpkin purée
  • ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp. sugar (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup hot espresso (or strong-brewed coffee)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup marshmallow fluff

Step 2: Prepare Espresso

Pumpkin pie spice in a measuring spoon over a small bowl of coffee grind.

Prepare the espresso (or strong-brewed coffee) and set aside.

Note:

  • If using a drip coffee maker to brew strong coffee: you can add 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice to the coffee filter along with the coffee grind before brewing, for extra flavor. (Do not add spices to the grind if using an espresso machine.)
  • You can add more pumpkin purée if you like, but it starts to thicken the texture of the drink and that can be unpleasant to some.

Step 3: Combine the Milk & Pumpkin

Milk pouring into a saucepan.

In a small saucepan, add the milk, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice and sugar.

Pumpkin puree on a spoon and milk in a saucepan.
Milk, pumpkin pie spice and puree in a saucepan.

Step 4: Whisk Over Medium Heat

Milk, pumpkin pie spice and puree in a saucepan with a whisk.

Heat over medium heat until hot, whisking frequently. Do not let it come to a boil. Remove from heat.

Step 5: Add the Espresso to a Mug

Coffee in a mug with vanilla.

Pour the freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee into a mug. Add the vanilla.

Step 6: Add the Milk Mixture

Coffee in a mug with a pumpkin milk mixture.

Add the pumpkin-milk mixture and stir to combine.

Step 7: Top With Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow fluff on a spoon and a mug of pumpkin spice latte.

Spoon the marshmallow fluff on top.

Step 8: Toast the Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow pumpkin latte in a clear glass mug with a kitchen torch.

Toast the marshmallow fluff lightly with a kitchen torch. This step is optional but highly recommended to give it that yummy roasted marshmallow flavor!

Step 9: Serve!

Marshmallow pumpkin latte in a mug, coffee grind on the side.

Sprinkle with a little more pumpkin pie spice. Serve immediately!

Marshmallow pumpkin latte in a mug, coffee grind on the side, white flowers in the background.

Preparation Tips & Tweaks

To get started, buy marshmallow fluff from your local grocery store, or use a marshmallow fluff recipe to make your own at home. Homemade marshmallows add a sweet, chewy ingredient to this beverage.

When you’re done, top the marshmallow fluff with sprinkles, more pumpkin spice or a drizzle of caramel syrup. Toasting the marshmallow fluff gives your latte an autumn-inspired taste like a marshmallow cooked over a campfire.

Marshmallow pumpkin latte in a mug, coffee grind on the side.

Want more pumpkin flavor in your drink? Try adding a teaspoon of pumpkin spice to your coffee filter with the grinds before brewing. You can also add a little more pumpkin purée or pumpkin pie filling to enhance the authentic pumpkin pie flavor. Just go easy on the purée, as adding too much can make your beverage a little too thick. Another option is using a pumpkin spice coffee syrup.

What did you think of this twist on the pumpkin spice latte? Let us know in the comments and please share the recipe. Happy pumpkin spice season!

Marshmallow pumpkin latte in a mug, coffee grind on the side.

Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte

Joss D
This marshmallow pumpkin latte takes the classic pumpkin spice latte, then dresses it up with a dollop of toasted marshmallow fluff.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 295 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. pure pumpkin purée
  • ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp. sugar - or to taste
  • ¼ cup hot espresso - or strong-brewed coffee
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup marshmallow fluff

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the espresso (or strong coffee) and set aside.
    ¼ cup hot espresso
    Pumpkin pie spice in a measuring spoon over a small bowl of coffee grind.
  • In a small saucepan, add the milk, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice and sugar.
    ¾ cup milk, 1 tbsp. pure pumpkin purée, ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice, 1 tbsp. sugar
    Milk pouring into a saucepan.
  • Heat over medium heat until hot, whisking frequently. Do not let it come to a boil. Remove from heat.
    Milk, pumpkin pie spice and puree in a saucepan with a whisk.
  • Pour the freshly brewed espresso or strong coffee into a mug. Add the vanilla.
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    Coffee in a mug with vanilla.
  • Add the pumpkin-milk mixture and stir to combine.
    Coffee in a mug with a pumpkin milk mixture.
  • Spoon the marshmallow fluff on top.
    ¼ cup marshmallow fluff
    Marshmallow fluff on a spoon and a mug of pumpkin spice latte.
  • Toast the marshmallow fluff lightly with a kitchen torch.
    Marshmallow pumpkin latte in a clear glass mug with a kitchen torch.
  • Sprinkle with a little more pumpkin pie spice. Serve immediately!
    Marshmallow pumpkin latte in a mug, coffee grind on the side.

Equipment

Kitchen torch
Coffee Mug

Notes

  • If using a drip coffee maker to brew strong coffee: you can add 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice to the coffee filter along with the coffee grind before brewing, for extra flavor. (Do not add spices to the grind if using an espresso machine.)
  • You can add more pumpkin spice and/or pumpkin purée to the mixture if you like, but the purée starts to thicken the texture of the drink and that can be unpleasant to some.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 356mgFiber: 1gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 2600IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 221mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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