Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte – quick and easy to make coffee shop quality drink, that you can make at home in just a few minutes with a few simple ingredients. The best vegan PSL made at home. Better than Starbucks!
Why make PSL at home?
Because homemade drinks are best! You know exactly what goes inside, you can control the sweetness, pumpkin flavor and spices.
Every time I’ve tried a pumpkin flavored drink at Starbucks or other coffee shops, the pumpkin flavor was a little overwhelming, spices were way too strong and at times drinks tasted little fake.
That’s why I gave up ordering pumpkin spice lattes.
But they are our signature fall drinks here in the States and I discovered that homemade ones taste so much better. They are not as sweet and as packed with artificial flavors as the ones large coffee chains offer.
Ingredients to make healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
This pumpkin spice latte actually contains real pumpkin in it, and I’ve heard that for example Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte contains only pumpkin spice, but no real pumpkin puree.
I made a vegan version of this pumpkin spice latte, using coconut milk (not from a can), or almond milk, but any milk can be used depending on your diet preferences.
I rarely sweeten my coffee, cappuccino or latte, but agave nectar can be used to sweeten this drink.
What I like about this drink is that you can actually control the amount of sugar in it, unlike getting it at the coffee shop.
It is also less expensive to make it home and it can be enjoyed all year-round.
Adding whipped cream is optional and I can say go right ahead. I personally decided to skip it this time, since I prefer to eat a chocolate cupcake, that add whipped cream to my drink!
All I can say is I’m starting to enjoy homemade pumpkin spice drinks . You can check out my recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Spice Smoothie if interested. I love it for breakfast during fall.
- espresso or brewed coffee (I prefer espresso)
- non dairy milk – coconut or almond
- vanilla extract
- sweetener – I used Agave nectar
- pumpkin puree (not pie filling), learn how to make it at home in this post or buy a can of it
- pumpkin pie spice (homemade or store bought)
- whipped cream (optional, vegan can be used) or milk froth
How to make homemade pumpkin spice latte
Make an espresso or brewed coffee.
Warm up the non dairy milk on the stove top, but don’t let is boil.
Add in the sweetener, vanilla, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. Stir.
Strain into a glass. Add the shot of espresso.
Top with cinnamon, frothed milk or whipped cream (vegan cream could be used).
More Pumpkin Recipes
I cook with pumpkin year round, but pumpkin recipes definitely feel more special during fall. These Keto Cheesecake and Low Carb Pumpkin mousse have been my favorite recipes lately. Love sweet breads? This Sweet and Moist Pumpkin Bread is super moist, fluffy, simple to make and delicious!
Healthy Homemade Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte
Prepare your espresso - long espresso, double shot espresso or 1/2 cup brewed coffee.
Whisk milk and vanilla extract and warm it up. (Use a microwave or warm up on stove top).
In a small bowl mix pumpkin pure, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
Combine milk and pumpkin mixture. Transfer to a blender, add agave nectar or maple syrup and blend until smooth.
Pour in a class and add coffee.
Serve hot, with some cinnamon on top.
You can definitely top your latte with whipped cream, but these are extra calories, I don't need.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 269, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Sodium: 15mg, Potassium: 248mg, Carbohydrates: 12g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 1165%, Vitamin C: 1.2%, Calcium: 27%, Iron: 3.8%
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