Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Author Notes: I'm very much a coffee purist, but! This almond-milk based version with some actual pumpkin in it, hits all of those Autumnal buttons for me. An equal amount of very strong coffee will get the job done if you can't make espresso at home.Laura Wright | The First Mess

Serves 1

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg + extra to serve
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 shots espresso
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut whipped cream
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the almond milk, pumpkin purée, maple syrup, and spices. Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking occasionally.
  2. Once boiling, remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla. At this point, you can either whisk the milk vigorously to create a "froth" effect, or blend it carefully on high for 5-10 seconds.
  3. Brew your coffee/espresso into your serving mug. Top the coffee/espresso with the hot pumpkin milk mixture. Spoon some coconut whipped cream onto the drink and grate a little extra nutmeg over the top. Serve hot.

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11 months ago Paula V

The coffee did not taste as I expected however it grew on me with every sip. I liked the idea to make it with almond milk :)


11 months ago The Cooking of Joy

For anyone who doesn't have an espresso machine at home, I adapted the ever popular magical cold brew coffee recipe into a pumpkin spice latte using pumpkin butter: http://the-cooking-of-joy...


11 months ago k

Coconut whipped cream


11 months ago Danielle



11 months ago Danielle

Is there any reason I couldn't make up a bigger batch of the milk part and put it in the fridge and then froth the milk each morning? Do you think it would stay good for about as long the milk normally would or go bad more quickly? (Trying to decide how big of a batch to make!) It sounds delicious!!


12 months ago Amy S.

Tried this today (1% milk, sans whipped cream) and it was incredible-- exactly what I was looking for in terms of sweetness and flavor. Thanks for convincing me to stop wasting my money at Starbucks!


12 months ago Danielle

What's the recipe for the coconut whipped cream? I've never heard of it!


almost 2 years ago annalea

awesome! I just decided at 5pm to make this for the first time and I didn't even have decaf coffee in the house. So good and way better than all the syrup based drinks in coffeeshops everywhere. thanks!