This delightful beverage combines the warmth of pumpkin spice with the rich, aromatic notes of coffee, creating a vegan-friendly indulgence perfect for cozy autumn days.
1 cup of brewed strong coffee or 2 shots of espresso
1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (or any plant-based milk of your choice)
2 tbsp of pure maple syrup
1 tsp of pumpkin spice blend (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves)
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Vegan whipped cream for topping (optional)
Ground cinnamon for garnish
In a small saucepan, combine the pumpkin puree, almond milk, maple syrup, pumpkin spice blend, and vanilla extract.
Heat the mixture over medium heat, whisking continuously to ensure it is well combined. Allow it to simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until it's heated through.
While the pumpkin spice mixture is simmering, brew a strong cup of coffee or prepare 2 shots of espresso.
Once the pumpkin spice mixture is heated through, use a blender or immersion blender to blend until smooth and frothy.
In your favorite mug, pour the brewed coffee or espresso. Gently pour the pumpkin spice mixture over the coffee, holding back the foam with a spoon to let the liquid pour first. Spoon the foam on top of the latte, creating a deliciously frothy layer.
Optional: Top with a dollop of vegan whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon for an extra indulgent touch.
Give it a gentle stir to combine the flavors, and enjoy your homemade Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte!