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a cup with frothy pumpkin spice cafe de olla

Pumpkin Spice Cafe de Olla

Chef Adriana Martin
The Pumpkin Spice Cafe de Olla is inspired by the Pumpkin Spice Latte but with a Mexican touch and a homemade PSL creamer with piloncillo and spices.
5 from 84 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
30 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 4 people
Calories 44 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • French Press
  • Spoon


For the PSL homemade creamer

  • 1 cup creamer
  • 1 cup piloncillo syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream
  • 1 pinch pumpkin spice

For the Cafe de Olla

  • 4 tablespoons ground coffee
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cups hot water

For the piloncillo syrup

  • 1 cones piloncillo
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup water


For the cafe de olla

  • Choose high-quality Mexican ground coffee. It could be a medium roast and for more flavor use the whole bean and grind before use.
  • Utilize half of a cinnamon stick only. Cinnamon overwhelms the coffee flavor. Adding more cinnamon could result in a flavorless coffee.
  • Use a French Press. Allow the coffee to steep enough time before pressing it. Use hot water and add it slowly for the coffee grounds to blossom.

For the PSL homemade creamer

  • Mix the creamer with the piloncillo syrup.
  • Add the pumpkin spice and shake.

For the piloncillo syrup

  • Add all the ingredients of the list to a saucepan or a clay pot and add the water.
  • Cook the piloncillo with the spices at medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Stir constantly until the piloncillo is dissolved.

For making the pumpkin spice cafe de olla

  • Pour the hot coffee into a mug.
  • Add the homemade PSL creamer.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and a pinch of pumpkin spice.



Use any creamer or whipped cream of your choice. Can use coconut milk, full-fat oat milk, or any other vegan creamer. 
There is no need to add sugar, but if you cannot find the piloncillo, replace it with brown sugar or raw sugar. 
Add pumpkin puree if desired. 


Calories: 44kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 179mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
Keyword coffee, creamer, day of the dead
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