Bucha Buddha’s Pumpkin Spice Kombucha Recipe

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If you’re anything like me, you could drink pumpkin spice-flavored beverages year round. Luckily for you, this recipe will allow you to do just that! Pumpkin spice kombucha has a complex flavor profile with a hint of sweetness.

This fall-inspired recipe includes pumpkin puree and a blend of seasonal spices. It combines the delicious flavors of fall with the overwhelming health benefits of kombucha. It is sure to be one of your favorite kombucha flavors you keep in rotation.


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Pumpkin Spice Kombucha

  • Total Time:
    4 days

  • Yield:
    8 Servings 1x


Our version of pumpkin spice doesn’t include added sweeteners. However, if you prefer a sweet drink, you can add sweetener before fermenting or serving.



  • 1/2 gallon kombucha, after the first fermentation
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (unsweetened)
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice seasoning (or 1 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cloves)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. Mix the pumpkin puree, spices, ginger, vanilla, and about 1/2 cup of homemade kombucha in a glass pitcher or mason jar.
  2. Divide the pumpkin mixture and cinnamon sticks among the bottles.
  3. Pour the unflavored kombucha into glass bottles, and leave at least 1 inch of headspace from the top.
  4. Seal the bottles tightly and place them in a dark area at room temperature for 3 to 10 days (until it reaches the carbonation level you want).
  5. Place the bottles in the refrigerator once you are happy with the carbonation and flavor.
  6. Enjoy!


Black tea kombucha is my first choice for this recipe. However, if you brew green or white tea kombucha, they are fine substitutes.

Since this is a second fermentation, you might want to burp your bottles of kombucha every day or every other day to release some pressure and ensure they don’t explode.

If you want it to be a bit sweeter, add maple, agave, or simple syrup. Another great option is sweetened coconut milk. It will add sweetness and creaminess.

If you want to remove any remnants of spices or the puree, use a mesh strainer to filter the kombucha before you drink it. This will also remove any remnants of your SCOBY, which some people do not enjoy drinking.

You can add a shot of dark rum or whiskey to take this warm, spicy drink up a notch. This hard kombucha will warm you up on a chilly fall evening. Another option is to add champagne and garnish with some fresh cranberries. You can also give your glass a festive rim with ground cinnamon and granulated sugar.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Fermenting Time: 96 hours

What Does Pumpkin Spice Kombucha Taste Like?

This drink has a sweet, warm spicy flavor. It boasts hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. It tastes like fall in a kombucha bottle.

Think chai tea meets a pumpkin spice latte, but a bubbly, less creamy version. The blend of spices adds a layer of warmth to the fizzy brew, and the addition of kombucha gives it a bit of tartness.

What Are the Health Benefits of Pumpkin Spice Kombucha?

Drinking kombucha offers several health benefits, mainly from the abundance of probiotics and antioxidants. Kombucha may help boost your immune system, help with weight loss, and improve your gut health.


  • Is rich in vitamin A.
  • Is highly nutritious.
  • Is high in antioxidants.
  • May help boost the immune system.
  • May help improve your eyesight.
  • Is rich in potassium and vitamin C.
  • Promotes healthy skin.

I recommend using unsweetened pumpkin puree. If you use pumpkin pie filling, the added ingredients and sweeteners will reduce the amount of health benefits.

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Pumpkin puree

How Much Caffeine Is In Pumpkin Spice Kombucha?

There are approximately 15 mg of caffeine per 8 oz serving of pumpkin spice kombucha. The pumpkin puree and spices do not add any caffeine to the beverage.

How Many Calories Are In Pumpkin Spice Kombucha?

There are around 35 calories per 8 oz serving of pumpkin spice kombucha. A typical pumpkin spice latte with 2% milk has approximately 390 calories.

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

Young kombucha is ideal for this recipe. Because the recipe has no added sweeteners, you will probably enjoy the sweetness of young kombucha. Use older kombucha if you don’t mind a bit of tartness or prefer to add your own sweetener.


Margaret has been drinking kombucha for its health benefits since 2010. Not only does she love drinking it, but she also enjoys brewing her own homemade booch. Her favorite combination so far is mint-strawberry, but she is always experimenting with new recipes.

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