The air is crisp, the sky is golden and soon the streets will be filled with little trick or treaters. You know what the means... it's pumpkin pie season! Thank you to the one who saw past this orange squash's tough exterior and began the exploration of all it's current delicious possibilities.
Pumpkin pie is great... but even better is caffeinated pumpkin pie in your cup. We've pulled together the ultimate pumpkin spice latte recipe offering variations to suit every taste and every tummy. This latte doesn't come from a pump, we use real pumpkin puree as one of the ingredients.
Did you know that pumpkin is 94% water? One cup of pumpkin is under 50 calories and is packed with nutrients. The highest concentration is Vitamin A coming in at 245% of your recommended daily intake. Vitamin A is great for supporting vision health, immunity as well as combating free radicals. In that cup of pumpkin you'll also get 2 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Iron and several other minerals.
Enjoy real pumpkin (and the nutritional benefits) with your level of coffee, spice and sweetness, and a milk option tailored to your taste, in this Ultimate Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe.
Makes 2 Servings
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1/2 to 1 cup of coffee or 1 to 2 shots of espresso.
- 1 to 2 cups of milk (dairy, coconut, almond or hemp milk)
- depending on how creamy you would like it
- 1 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup, coconut sugar, or sweetener of choice
- 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (You can find this at the grocery store or make your own)
- up to 1 tablespoon of vanilla
- whip cream topping (dairy or coconut whip cream)
Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- a pinch of ground cloves
- Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot, but do not boil.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and the coffee or blend ingredients in blender.
- Top with whip cream. (optional)
- For an extra-decadent treat, top your latte with some homemade coconut whipped cream.
- You can use any milk you like to make this recipe. Coconut milk is our favorite milk alternative as it can be creamier. You can add melted coconut butter to make it extra creamy as well.
- You can also use any sweetener you like, since you can taste this recipe as you go. If you use a granulated sweetener, like coconut sugar, you’ll just have to make sure the sugar crystals dissolve completely before serving.
- If you like a little bit of kick you can add black pepper.