Drinks

Pumpkin Latte

It wouldn’t be fall if we didn’t have our pumpkin spice latte now would it? The moment the leaves turn colours or when the temperature drops by a few degree, we all empty our wallets and run to our nearest Starbucks. Since I’m currently unemployed and a student, I decided that this season I would be a bit more wiser with my money. Today I am showing you how easy and quick it is to make your own pumpkin latte for less than half the price than Starbucks. I know this isn’t technically a latte since there’s no caffeine in this, but I’ve never been a big fan of coffee. Plus, what would I call this recipe? “Warm milk with pumpkin pure”? Hell no. Feel free though to add in a shot of expresso or leftover coffee for that extra punch.

Since I am living away from home at the moment and don’t have the luxury of my moms’ spice cabinet, I used a simple combo of ginger and cinnamon to recreate a similar flavour. However, if you have pumpkin spice, definitely add some! I like to enjoy this in the mornings to warm me up and get me ready for the day, but this would be a great drink to have after dinner. If you really want to get fancy, for your after dinner treat add some coconut whip cream to the top.

Pumpkin Latte

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Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 ml of non dairy milk (1 mug full)
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pure
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 of agave nectar
  • Optional: 1 shot of expresso or coffee

Instructions

1

In a small saucepan, add in your non dairy milk (I used unsweetened rice milk). Turn on the stove to a low-medium heat. After a couple of minutes, add in your pumpkin pure, spices, vanilla, salt (it brings out the flavours), and agave nectar. Whisk everything together and let the milk heat up.

2

After a few minutes your drink should be hot and ready to serve in your favourite mug.

Notes

If you are using pumpkin spice, leave out the ginger and cinnamon, and add in 3/4 of a teaspoon of pumpkin spice instead (or however much spice you like 😉). If you feel like it's still missing something, then go ahead and add in a pinch of cinnamon.