Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a recipe for a healthy, vegan pumpkin spice latte! I also made a video about this which I will put down below for those that like to watch food videos!
You all know how much I love eating healthy but the one caveat is that it actually has to taste good. I have tried making “healthy” pumpkin spice lattes MANY times in the past and they have never turned out before- until this one! I thought I would save you all the time (and wasted pumpkin) and share with you the two main tricks to a tasty and healthy PSL:
1. You have to heat the pumpkin up. It does not work if you just add canned pumpkin into some coffee. Much like pumpkin pie has to be cooked through, the pumpkin puree needs the heat to mellow the pumpkin flavor… which is a little too earthy for most people’s tastes.
2. Since you are heating your latte, you need a heat stable nut milk specifically formulated to be heated up. This is usually referred to as “barista milk” and its why your almond, coconut or soy milk latte from Starbucks is so superior to everything else you have tried to make.
*If you are not vegan, then regular cows milk should be fine!
Many stores sell barista almond milk or you can buy it online. Both of the options I am linking here are shelf stable as well! I used the Milkadamia Latte Milk (which is made out of macadamia nuts) that I bought on Thrive Market and was really pleased with it. I have also seen Califa Farms Barista Almond Milk in stores and on Thrive Market, although I haven’t tried it yet.
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- 1 cup barista style nut milk (I used Milkadamia Latte Milk)
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup black coffee (brewed strong)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat until the mixture begins to steam stirring occasionally.
- Optional: use a milk frother or whisk to create a foam on the top of the latte.
- Topping Ideas: non dairy whipped cream, vegan caramel or chocolate sauce, additional maple syrup, marshmallows, pumpkin pie spice
- *This could also be made using regular cow's milk if you are not vegan