Pull out your favorite mug! The time is coming for fall flavors, and what’s better than making vegan pumpkin spice latte from home! With just a few ingredients to mix and heat you’ll love how easy and accessible it is to make. Oh, and how extremely yummy it tastes.
Why This Recipe Works
Whether you are a coffee drinker in the morning, afternoon, or evening, it not only helps to know exactly what goes into your beverage, but it’s satisfying to make it in the comfort of your home. This vegan pumpkin spice latte recipe is quick and simple.
Here’s why this recipe stands out:
- Homemade espresso offers the pick me up you need (to your desired strength) without the drive-thru lines.
- Using pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice means there is a strong pumpkin flavor!
- This will save you money! By buying the ingredients ahead of time, your vegan pumpkin spice lattes will last you a lot longer and your wallet will thank you.
- Because this version is a Starbucks vegan pumpkin spice latte, you won’t miss out on that Starbucks style drink because you’ll be creating a better variation.
- This recipe is low carb, gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, with a Whole30 and keto option available.
- unsweetened almond milk– you can swap this for oat, soy, or coconut milk
- pumpkin puree
- pumpkin pie spice
- sweetener– monk fruit or erythritol
- espresso (or strong coffee)
- vanilla extract (optional) – just a splash
- dairy-free whipped cream (optional) – homemade or purchase sugar-free
If you’re looking to switch up the recipe for a new flavor or just feeling spontaneous, here are a few variations you can try.
Vegan Huggs – using maple syrup as the sweetener!
Detoxinista – Megan adds a teaspoon of almond butter for a thicker, more blended latte recipe.
Espresso Machine – we have a Delonghi Nespresso model
Milk frother (optional) – you may also have one attached to espresso machine
Not quite vegan? No worries, we have some easy swaps for other diets in this vegan pumpkin spice latte recipe that should suit your fancy.
Whole30 – use almond milk, and sweeten with coconut sugar or monk fruit
Keto – add heavy whipping cream to the mix!
Step by Step Instructions
This will be the perfect DIY vegan pumpkin spice latte Starbucks copy cat (that’s a mouthful) you’ll want to drink all fall! With the mixture of pure ingredients and espresso, you might just be making some for the whole family so heads up…
With 5 ingredients and ready under 10 minutes, here are 3 different methods so everyone can make a delicious vegan pumpkin spice latte.
Heat the milk in the milk frother if you have one attached to your espresso machine or bought one separately.
While the milk is heating, brew 1-2 shots of espresso or 1/2 cup strong coffee.
Then add the almond milk to a mug and stir in the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, sweetener, and optional vanilla.
Add espresso to the cup and top with a dairy-free whipped cream such as coconut whipped cream.
Combine the almond milk, pumpkin puree, optional vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and sweetener to a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat and stir ingredients until heated thoroughly to the desired temperature.
Brew the espresso shots or hot coffee.
Pour the mixture into a mug. If you have a milk frother, feel free to froth the milk mixture now but this is optional.
Pour the espresso shots or hot coffee into the mug. Top with dairy-free whipped cream!
Brew espresso shots or hot coffee.
Combine the almond, pumpkin puree, optional vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and sweetener to a microwave-safe mug.
Set in microwave for 90 seconds.
If you have a milk frother, you’ll want to froth it now. This is totally optional and we often add dairy-free whipped cream on top instead of frothing the almond milk.
Once removed from the microwave, add the espresso shots or hot coffee into the mug and slowly mix.
Add the dairy-free whipped cream if so desired and sprinkle with cinnamon or more pumpkin pie spice!
- Make sure to appropriate the size of your mug with the measurements of your ingredients. This recipe calls for a 12-16 ounce mug. Feel free to add more of what you love to a bigger cup!
- If you’re looking for a lot of froth, soy milk has been the most accommodating in my experience with vegan pumpkin spice lattes. It’s thick and creamy!
- Always use fresh-brewed espresso or a really strong coffee to make up for the difference.
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- 1-2 shots of espresso (or 1/2 cup strong coffee)
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 Tbsp canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp sweetener
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 2 Tbsp coconut whipped cream (optional)
- Add the almond milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and sweetener to a small saucepan. Heat and stir over medium-low heat until heated through to your preferred temperature.
- Pour the almond milk and pumpkin mixture into a mug, if you have a milk frother froth the plant-based milk now according to the instructions. This is optional.
- Pour the fresh hot coffee or shots of espresso into the mug.
- Top with vegan whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
- Add the almond milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and sweetener to a microwave-safe mug. Mix to combine. Heat for 90 seconds.
- If you have a milk frother, you'll want to froth it now. This is totally optional and we often add dairy free whipped cream on top instead of frothing the almond milk.
- Add the hot espresso or coffee and mix it into the milk mixture.
- Add vegan whipped cream if desired and sprinkle with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
- If your espresso machine has a milk frother, heat the almond milk and whip the almond milk.
- Brew 1-2 shots of espresso while the almond milk is heating.
- Add the almond milk to a mug and stir in the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and sweetener. Add the espresso to the cup.
- Top with coconut whipped cream if you're using it, and pumpkin pie spice.
Other alternatives to unsweetened almond milk are oat milk or soy milk.
Any sweetener will work whether it be sugar, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or monk-fruit for low carb
If you're using pre-sweetened plant based milk you might not need to add sweetener.
The recipe makes what's known as a short latte, which is an 8 oz latte. Whether you add one shot of espresso or two is what makes it a single short or single double. To make a single tall or double tall latte, which is more common at Starbucks, you can just use an oversized coffee mug and increase the recipe by 50%.
Coconut whipped cream is a popular vegan option, but any will work. Feel free to skip the whip to make this a lighter drink.
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 118Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 5mgSodium 47mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 3gSugar 6gProtein 2g