Creamy Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte: A Cozy Fall Treat
As the leaves begin to change colors and a crisp chill fills the air, there's nothing quite like sipping on a warm and comforting pumpkin spice latte. But for those of us who are dairy-free, finding a delicious alternative can be a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, I've got you covered! In this blog post, I'll be sharing a delectable recipe for a dairy-free pumpkin spice latte that's sure to satisfy your autumn cravings. Let's get started!
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Pumpkin Spice Mix Ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup brewed coffee or 2 shots of espresso
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your preferred dairy-free milk)
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin spice mix
- 1-2 tablespoons sweetener (maple syrup, agave nectar, or your choice)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional toppings: dairy-free whipped cream, ground cinnamon, or a cinnamon stick
- Prepare the Pumpkin Spice Mix: In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Mix well until everything is thoroughly combined. Set aside.
- Brew Your Coffee or Espresso: Brew a cup of your favorite coffee or prepare 2 shots of espresso. If you're using a coffee maker, make sure it's strong and flavorful as it will be the base of your latte.
- Heat the Dairy-Free Milk: In a small saucepan, gently heat the almond milk over medium-low heat. Be careful not to boil it; just warm it until it's steaming. Stir occasionally.
- Combine Everything: In a blender, combine the brewed coffee or espresso, warmed almond milk, 2 tablespoons of the pumpkin spice mix, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Blend on high until all the ingredients are well incorporated, and the mixture is frothy.
- Taste and Adjust: Taste your dairy-free pumpkin spice latte and adjust the sweetness and spice level according to your preference. You can add more sweetener or pumpkin spice mix if needed.
- Serve and Enjoy: Pour your creamy dairy-free pumpkin spice latte into your favorite mug. If desired, top it with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, or a cinnamon stick for an extra touch of autumn elegance.
There you have it – a delightful and dairy-free version of the classic pumpkin spice latte to celebrate the fall season. This warm and aromatic beverage will surely become your go-to comfort drink on chilly mornings or cozy evenings by the fireplace. So, why not try making this delicious treat at home and savor the flavors of autumn without any dairy? Enjoy your dairy-free pumpkin spice latte to the fullest!