Pumpkin Spice Latte

By • November 1, 2013 • 3 Comments

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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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9 days 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 days ago Danielle

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


11 months 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!