This Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte is dairy free, lightly sweetened & so delicious! Made with only 5 simple ingredients it’s paleo, vegan & can be made whole30. The perfect way to warm up on a chilly fall day!
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Friends I hope you are ready for your mind to be blown with this super easy Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe. I know you are probably inundated with all things pumpkin, but I promise this simple latte is going to be one of the best pumpkin things you’ll try all year. (Plus, you’ll save SO much money on your daily Starbucks run by making it at home!) I’ve wanted to make a healthier pumpkin spice latte recipe on the site for a while now, and I FINALLY got around to it.
A couple of weeks ago Tyler and I were talking about how there is nowhere to get a REAL pumpkin spice latte with real pumpkin, spices and some sort of natural sweetener. We someday hope to open a coffee shop that serves these sorts of things, but until then we our only option is to make our drinks from home! (Which also happens to be about a quarter of the price of what you’d pay at a coffee shop…)
If you’ve never made your own espresso drinks, don’t worry – it’s super easy. All you need is a good espresso machine (this is the one we have, it’s great!) some delish dairy free milk, and a few other ingredients. Having an espresso machine is 100% worth the investment and you need it to make delicious homemade lattes.
I made this paleo pumpkin spice latte with my Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk, espresso, a little bit of pumpkin puree, and a touch of maple syrup (you can omit the syrup to make this totally whole30). You could also use your favorite paleo friendly store bought milk, but I swear – making your own nut milk is a 100x better. It is so creamy and delicious. If you don’t want to make almond milk, I also have a recipe for walnut milk where you can sub in cashews or pecans. When you whisk all the ingredients together your home will instantly smell like fall!
As much as I love coffee shop vibes, there is something so nice about cozying up on your couch in sweatpants with your own mug under a blanket. Especially when you’re sipping on this paleo pumpkin spice latte. A lot of people think coffee drinks can be difficult to make, but they’re actually super simple. Give this a try and let us know what you think!
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Substitutions for this Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte
–Can I make this whole30? Yes, omit the maple syrup.
–Can I use honey? Yes, it will work fine but it will not be vegan. I like this honey.
–Can I use different milk? You can use any milk in this recipe and it will work just fine. I prefer non-dairy milk but if you like regular milk and don’t follow any specific diet feel free to use that!
–I don’t have pumpkin pie spice, what can I use? I highly recommend ordering pumpkin pie spice simply because it’s great for so many thing (smoothies, stirring in coffee, adding to yogurt, and of course pie!) but if you don’t have it on hand and still want to make this you can use 1/4 tsp cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg and ginger. It will still be delicious
-Can I make this without an espresso machine? Our Nespresso is one of the most used kitchen utensils that we have and I think it is well worth the $$ (If you buy even ONE latte a week at Starbucks and make it at home instead this will pay for itself!) You could sub in 1/2 c coffee to this recipe but it will not have the same amount of caffeine and may taste a little watered down.. Treat yourself and get the nespresso machine (They’re only $118!)
-Can I make this without a frother? Yes! You can whisk the milk vigorously in the pan and it will get super frothy!
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte
- In a small sauce pan, warm almond milk. Whisk in pumpkin puree, spice and maple syrup until combined. Don't bring to a boil unless you like your drinks piping hot!
- While milk mixture is heating, make espresso.
- If you'd like, froth using a small electric or cup frother. If you don't have a frother you can also whisk the milk mixture vigorously in the pan. Pour milk mixture into a large mug and top with espresso. Stir gently + enjoy!
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