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5-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Latte (vegan)

This pumpkin spice latte recipe is easy to make and better for you than the store-bought version. Plus, it only contains 5 ingredients!

5-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Latte against a white textured background. It is in a glass mason jar and is topped with coconut whipped cream and pumpkin spice. A spoon with whipped cream on is being held above the drink. Surrounding it are cinnamon sticks, a golden spoon and a jar of pumpkin puree.

It's that time of year when pumpkin is springing up everywhere. Pies, lattes, soups, risottos - you name it, us food bloggers are creating a recipe for it.

I didn't grow up eating a lot of pumpkin dishes, but I must admit as an adult I'm a big fan. It's such a versatile ingredient and adds such sweetness and flavour to any recipe!

And there's no autumn recipe more popular than a pumpkin spice latte! Sweet, creamy and lightly spiced, it's a delicious warming drink that's perfect as the weather gets cooler.

Easy to make, and with the option to add coffee or not, this homemade pumpkin spice latte is one recipe you'll want to make again and again!

5-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Latte against a white textured background. It is in a glass mason jar and is topped with coconut whipped cream and pumpkin spice. Surrounding it are cinnamon sticks, a golden spoon and a jar of pumpkin puree.

5 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Latte - The Recipe


Like the Starbucks version but healthier (and lower in sugar), this drink is utterly delicious, However, unlike the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte, this version is made from only nourishing ingredients.

Just pumpkin puree, spices, maple syrup and plant milk go into this warming drink. The coffee is totally optional, and you don't need to add it to the drink if you don't want to.

I love to top mine with coconut whipped cream as it adds extra creaminess and a dash of pumpkin spice for flavour, but this is totally optional.

Tall vegan drink in a mason jar against a white textured background. It is in a glass mason jar and is topped with coconut whipped cream and pumpkin spice. A spoon with whipped cream on is being held by a woman's hand above the drink. Surrounding it are cinnamon sticks, a golden spoon, a linen napkin and a jar of pumpkin puree.
Close up of vegan drink topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice. The drink is a deep golden colour and a jar of pumpkin is just visible in the background.

Pumpkin Spice Latte FAQs


1) Why is pumpkin spice latte so popular?

Great question. Pumpkin and warming spices are just a really great flavour combination, and when you add creamy milk, you've got the perfect sweet treat. People love pumpkin-flavoured anything when it comes to Fall, and I think this, combined with Starbucks creating a pumpkin spice latte that has amassed a cult following means it will be around for a long time to come!


2) Can pumpkin spice latte be made dairy-free?

Totally! You can easily make this drink dairy-free by using your favourite plant milk instead of dairy (almond, oat or soy work well) and topping it with coconut whipped cream instead of dairy if you wish. This recipe is naturally dairy-free as it is.


3) How do you make pumpkin spice latte from scratch?

Very easily! Just mix pumpkin puree with spices, your sweetener of choice, plant milk and coffee (if using). Heat them gently et voila! That's it. Follow my simple recipe below to get the best results.

5-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Latte against a white textured background. It is in a glass mason jar and is topped with coconut whipped cream and pumpkin spice. Surrounding it are cinnamon sticks, a golden spoon and a jar of pumpkin puree.

5-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Latte (vegan)

This pumpkin spice latte recipe is easy to make and better for you than the store-bought version. Plus, it only contains 5 ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American, comfort food, healthy, vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 person

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ tsp pumpkin spice mix (or make your own with this DIY Pumpkin Spice Blend recipe)
  • tbsp maple syrup
  • cups almond, coconut or oat milk
  • 1-2 shots espresso (optional, skip this for a caffeine-free version)

To decorate - optional

Instructions

  • Add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice to a saucepan and gently simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture is fragrant.
  • Add the maple syrup and milk and continue to heat, stirring frequently, until warmed and well mixed (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Add coffee/espresso if using, and stir to combine.
  • Pour into a tall glass or mug and top with coconut whipped cream and and extra dash of pumpkin spice.

Notes

  • For an extra creamy version of this latte, I recommend using coconut milk as it's a bit thicker than regular plant milk.

Looking for more delicious and comforting dairy-free drinks? Why not try my DIY Vegan Hot Chocolate, my Golden Turmeric Latte, or my 5 Minute Post Workout Smoothie?

If you’ve tried this recipe, please leave a comment or tip for others below. I'd love to know how you’ve made it your own!

Tall vegan drink in a mason jar against a white textured background. It is in a glass mason jar and is topped with coconut whipped cream and pumpkin spice. Surrounding it are cinnamon sticks, a golden spoon, a linen napkin and a jar of pumpkin puree. Looking for a healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte? This version is vegan, refined sugar free and contains only 5 ingredients! Takes 10 minutes to make and tastes absolutely delicious. Better than Starbucks! #pumpkin #psl #pumpkinspicelatte #vegan #starbucks #drinks #fall #healthy

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  1. Made this for the dentist today with leftover strong coffee. Used “Farmer’s Market organic p. pie mix”: pumpkin, spices and cane sugar – ridiculously quick and easy for an October morning pick-me-up. Vitamins A+C for the win. Awesome!

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      Amazing! So glad you/he liked it Britta. The Farmer’s Market brand is my favourite too. 🙂

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