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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

When I heard that Starbucks was releasing their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte early this year. I knew I had to get a jump on the seasonal beverages.

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I don’t typically buy flavoured lattes because they are typically loaded with stuff I don’t want to drink. Recently, people have been scandalized to find out that the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks doesn’t actually contain pumpkin. Surprise!

Instead of trying to duplicate Starbucks’ pumpkin-free latte, I decided to make something better. I’m calling it ‘The World’s Best Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte’. Doesn’t that just roll off your tongue?

My version is creamy and delicious. It’s so creamy that it’s hard to believe it’s vegan. The secret is homemade cashew milk. Don’t be scared! Making cashew milk at home is super easy and inexpensive. This is the recipe.  Of course, you can make this recipe with the milk of your choice, but the creaminess may vary!

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This recipe makes enough for two small mugs or one big one!

 

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
 
Serves: 2 cups
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Ingredients
  • 1.5 cup cashew milk*
  • ½ cup water
  • 1-2 shots brewed espresso
  • 3 tbsp cooked pumpkin (canned or fresh)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp allspice
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Coconut sugar or maple syrup to taste
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients in high-powered blender and mix until warm, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. If you don't have a high-powered blender, you can heat the mixture on the stove until warm.
  3. Be careful not to scorch it!
Notes
*If you choose to use almond milk or coconut milk from the box, use 2 cups and omit the water from the recipe. Cashew milk is creamier and needs to be diluted.

7 Comments

  1. I love the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and I never once thought it would have pumpkin in it since it is “pumpkin spice” and doesn’t technically mention any actual pumpkin in the name and I always thought putting actual pumpkin in it wouldn’t work out for a chain like that. A vegan version does sound like it is a lot better for you anyway, and I am very intrigued by the use of actual pumpkin in it. I am going to test out this recipe after work!

  2. I had leftover pumpkin this morning from the vegan, gluten-free delicious pumpkin spice doughnuts I made yesterday so googled vegan pumpkin lattes and found your recipe. I did use almond milk so increased milk to 2 cups. It made 2 delightfully pumpkin flavored lattes that went perfectly with the doughnuts. Thanks for this clean & healthy version of the pumpkin spice latte!

    • Jasmine Lukuku says

      Hi Tonia,

      I’m glad to hear that! Those donuts sound delicious…and a perfect match for the latte!

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