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