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Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte (dairy-free)

A glass of pumpkin spice latte with drips of coconut whipped cream running down the sides.

This iced pumpkin spice latte recipe is easy to make and way better for you than store-bought. Plus, it's only 5 ingredients!

A spoon is seen being dipped into pumpkin spice latte.

It's that time of year when pumpkin springs up everywhere. Pies, lattes, soups, risottos, stuffed - you name it, there's a recipe for it.

I didn't grow up eating a lot of pumpkin, but I must admit as an adult I'm a big fan. It's such a versatile ingredient and adds 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 dairy-free latte that's perfect as the weather gets cooler.

Easy to make, and with the option to add coffee (or not if you prefer caffeine-free), this is a healthy copycat pumpkin spice latte you'll make again and again!

A glass of pumpkin spice latte with drips of coconut whipped cream running down the sides.

INGREDIENTS


Pumpkin puree
- Gives a seasonal, sweet flavour to the latte.

Pumpkin spice - Adds spice and a touch of cinnamon to give it that 'fall' flavour! Try making your own pumpkin spice blend here. If you're in a pinch, you can always use cinnamon instead.

Maple syrup - My favourite sweetener. You could also use agave, coconut nectar or regular sugar if preferred.

Dairy-free milk - Makes this latte vegan. My favourites are almond, soy or oat. You can also use coconut if you want a really rich, creamy flavour. Personally, I like to make my pumpkin spice lattes with oat milk.

Espresso (optional) - For a hit of caffeine!

Coconut whipped cream - Also optional but extra fun! I love topping my dairy free lattes with this - it makes them look extra fancy and tastes delicious. You can use store-bought or make your own coconut whipped cream.

Woman dipping a spoon into iced pumpkin spice latte.
Close up of iced pumpkin spice latte.

HOW TO MAKE ICED PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE


1)
Add all ingredients except coconut whipped cream to a blender, and blitz for 20 seconds until fully combined.

2) Pour into a tall glass with ice and top with coconut whipped cream and an extra dash of pumpkin spice if desired.

HOT OR ICED?

You can also make this a hot pumpkin spice latte if you like! Simply add all ingredients except coconut whipped cream to a saucepan and heat until gently bubbling.

OTHER DAIRY FREE LATTES YOU'LL LOVE


DIY Vegan Hot Chocolate

Easy Rose Latte

EXPERT TIPS

Don't have a blender? - The blender really helps to give this pumpkin spice latte a smooth, silky feel. But if you don't have one feel free to just whisk all ingredients together in a jug or bowl until combined.

Sugar-free - Maple syrup or sugar really adda cosy fall flavour to this latte and in my opinion are fairly essential! That said, if you want to make a sugar-free version you could try using stevia drops or xylitol. 

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER PUMPKIN PUREE

You'll likely have quite a bit of pumpkin puree left over (because you usually buy it in a 400ml can).

I like to pour it into ice cube moulds and store it in the freezer until I'm ready to use it. That way you can make ice pumpkin spice lattes all season long!

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.

FAQs


Is pumpkin spice latte vegan?

Traditionally, no because dairy milk is used. Starbucks typically use dairy for their lattes, although I believe you can request dairy-free milk now. This recipe however is completely vegan and dairy-free!

What does pumpkin spice latte taste like?

Like a hug in a mug! It's like drinking fall (in the best possible way). Imagine a warm, creamy cup of blended cinnamon, cloves and sweet pumpkin, and that's a pumpkin spice latte!

Does pumpkin spice latte have caffeine?

It's completely up to you! Traditionally, it does contain caffeine as you add coffee, but this iced pumpkin spice latte can be made decaf by omitting it. The taste will just be slightly milder if you don't use it, and the spice flavours will come through more.

A glass of pumpkin spice latte with drips of coconut whipped cream running down the sides.
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5 from 27 votes

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte (dairy-free)

This iced pumpkin spice latte recipe is easy to make and way better for you than store-bought. Plus, it's only 5 ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American, comfort food, healthy, vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 1 serving

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

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)
  • Ice

To decorate - optional

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except coconut whipped cream to a blender, and blitz for 20 seconds until fully combined.
  • Pour into a tall glass with ice and top with coconut whipped cream and an extra dash of pumpkin spice if desired.
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NOTES

INGREDIENTS

Pumpkin puree - Gives a seasonal, sweet flavour to the latte.
Pumpkin spice - Adds spice and a touch of cinnamon to give it that 'pumpkin spice latte' flavour!
Maple syrup - My favourite sweetener. You could also use agave, coconut nectar or regular sugar if preferred.
Dairy-free milk - my favourites are almond, soy or oat. You can also use coconut if you want a really rich, creamy flavour.
Espresso (optional) - For a hit of caffeine!
Coconut whipped cream - Also optional but extra fun! I love topping my lattes with this - it makes them look extra fancy and tastes delicious.
 

EXPERT TIPS

Don't have a blender? - The blender really helps to give this pumpkin spice latte a smooth, silky feel. But if you don't have one feel free to just whisk all ingredients together in a jug or bowl until combined.
Sugar-free - Maple syrup or sugar really adda cosy fall flavour to this latte and in my opinion are fairly essential! That said, if you want to make a sugar-free version you could try using stevia drops or xylitol. 
 

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER PUMPKIN PUREE

You'll likely have quite a bit of pumpkin puree left over (because you usually buy it in a 400ml can).
I like to pour it into ice cube moulds and store it in the freezer until I'm ready to use it. That way you can make ice pumpkin spice lattes all season long!

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A glass of pumpkin spice latte surrounded by cinnamon sticks.

Comments 2

  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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