Coffee Shop Recipes: Sweet Potato Latte

We love offering something a little different than the typical “PSL” this time of year—try a sweet potato latte, instead. This sweet potato sauce recipe creates amazingly rich drinks. It’s almost like drinking a liquid sweet potato pie! While our recipe uses canned sweet potatoes for convenience, you can certainly use fresh. This recipe can easily be scaled up to a larger batch size.

How to Make Sweet Potato Sauce

Supply List:

  • Fine mesh sieve
  • Medium saucepan
  • Funnel
  • Glass bottle
  • Whisk


  • 1.5 cups canned sweet potato puree (15 oz can)
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1.5 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg


  1. In a sauce pan bring water to a boil. 
  2. Add brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until dissolved.
  3. Boil mixture for 15 minutes.
  4. Add canned sweet potatoes and whisk until smooth. 
  5. Optional: for a finer texture, push the sauce through a sieve before placing in an air-tight container. 

*This recipe will keep in the fridge for a week.

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Iced Sweet Potato Latte

  • 2 oz sweet potato sauce 
  • Double shot of espresso
  • 6 oz whole milk

In a glass, mix together 2 shots of espresso over the top of the sweet potato sauce.  Mix espresso and sauce together with a whisk or spoon before adding your milk. Top with ice, and shake in shaker.

Hot Sweet Potato Latte

  • 2 oz sweet potato sauce 
  • Double shot of espresso of espresso
  • 6 oz whole milk 

Mix espresso and sauce well before adding your milk. Top with steamed/textured milk and pour latte art if desired.

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