An autumnal favorite, Baileys pumpkin spice is a comforting mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. We show you how to make your own vegan Baileys pumpkin spice at home.
Sipping on a comforting glass of Baileys pumpkin spice will make you feel like fall is finally here. Pumpkin spice, despite the name, doesn’t actually contain any pumpkin. Instead, it’s a blend of spices such as nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and ginger that have traditionally been used to flavor various pumpkin recipes, like the classic pumpkin spice latte. Now add the Baileys Irish Cream and you have a warming autumnal favorite.
If you are vegan, however, Baileys won’t be ideal since it contains dairy cream as a main ingredient. But not to worry, there is a simple way around this, so vegans need not think about missing out on the fun.
Vegan Recipe for the Baileys Pumpkin Spice
Vegans only need to dispense with the Baileys Irish Cream to make this particular recipe vegan-friendly, then simply add a dash of whiskey along with coconut milk for the dairy cream in its place. The rest of the pumpkin spice ingredients remain unchanged.
Prefer to go alcohol-free? No problem, simply leave out the booze and enjoy the rich flavors the recipe has to offer. Everything tastes the same, just lacks the warm punch a shot of whiskey provides.
- 1 ¾ cup coconut milk—60% or more coconut extract works best
- 2 tbsp chocolate powder
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground clove
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- 1 cup whiskey
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 cup soy cream or dairy-free equivalent
Baileys pumpkin spice is usually enjoyed with some ice, but you can add it to your coffee or tea and even your favorite cocktail. Some folks enjoy drizzling some over their ice cream to give a dessert that special touch.
- Pour the coconut milk into a large saucepan.
- Add the sugar first, stirring it in thoroughly. Coconut milk sometimes contain lumps, so keep stirring to break up the larger ones a little.
- Turn on medium heat and stir some more to get a lump-free, smooth consistency.
- Let the coconut milk sit on medium heat for around 15 to 20 minutes, maintaining a steady boil.
- Stir the coconut milk as the liquid slowly reduces, keeping an eye on it to make sure it does not get too hot and burn.
- Take the saucepan off the heat, let the coconut milk cool down a little before pouring into a jug.
- Add your coconut milk and all the other ingredients listed to a blender.
- Once you have combined and mixed everything to create that desired rich creamy texture, pour your freshly made Baileys pumpkin spice into a jug or bottle with a cap.
- Once refrigerated, served chilled, over ice or warm depending on how you and your guests prefer your Baileys pumpkin spice.
Shelf Life: Your freshly made Baileys pumpkin spice can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or kept in the freezer for up to three months if stored in a sealed container. If you’ve been wondering whether you can freeze liquids plastic-free: You definitely can! Learn how to in our guide Freeze Foods Without Plastic: 6 Sustainable Household Hacks.
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