Vegan Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Iced pumpkin spice latte
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Making your own iced lattes is a great way to cut costs while still getting all the taste. Now that pumpkin season is upon us, learn how to make your own delicious vegan iced spiced pumpkin latte.

Finding the perfect spot between pumpkin syrup and spices is the key to a wonderful vegan iced pumpkin spiced latte. Although pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice are widely accessible in grocery cans or sachets, preparing your own pumpkin syrup reduces the number of unnecessary single-use plastics often seen in supermarket packaging. Furthermore, it couldn’t be much easier!

First Things First: Making the Pumpkin Syrup

Making your pumpkin syrup is the first step to making a vegan iced pumpkin spiced latte.
Making your pumpkin syrup is the first step to making a vegan iced pumpkin spiced latte.
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Preparation time: {5 mins}

Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp. cinnamon 
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger 
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg 
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves 
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup 
  • 3 tsp pumpkin puree

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the spices cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and ground cloves to make a pumpkin spice mixture.
  2. Whisk in your pumpkin puree and maple syrup and stir the mixture thoroughly until it’s thick.
  3. If the spices and puree have made the syrup too grainy, strain it through a fine sieve to remove the solids.

Note: If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to make your own pumpkin puree, you should be able to purchase pumpkin puree that is free of additives and has an organic USDA label on the container.

Tip: Choose fair trade spices from your grocery shop if they are offered.

Optional: Recipe for Making Pumpkin Puree From Scratch

If you want a more eco-friendly vegan iced pumpkin spiced latte, you can make your own pumpkin puree for the syrup.
If you want a more eco-friendly vegan iced pumpkin spiced latte, you can make your own pumpkin puree for the syrup.
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Preparation time: {50 mins}

Ingredients:

  • 1 small baking pumpkin, hokkaido works great

Instructions:

  1. In order to clean the pumpkin, quickly run water over it and then pat it dry.
  2. Remove the squash stem and cut the squash into halves.
  3. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds.
  4. Cube the squash with the use of a sharp knife.
  5. After cutting the pumpkin, lay the pieces on a clean baking tray with the cut sides down. Roast until a knife easily pierces the pumpkin and the flesh easily peels off from the skin, The average time for this to complete is 50 minutes, but you should check on it frequently.
  6. Allow it to cool significantly before attempting to remove the soft flesh with a spoon and placing it in a blender, food processor, or other similar device. Maintain processing until an ultra-smooth consistency is reached.

Shelf Life: Pumpkin puree can be refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to three months if stored in an airtight container.

Tip: If you’re going to create your own pumpkin puree, fall is the time to do it, because that’s when pumpkins are at their peak. Buying locally and organically can help you cut down on your carbon footprint. Do not discard the pumpkin skin and seeds; as these can be eaten. 

How to Make a Vegan Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

You're almost there. Just add ice to make the perfect vegan iced pumpkin latte..
You're almost there. Just add ice to make the perfect vegan iced pumpkin latte..
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Now that the pumpkin syrup is right where you want it, making a comforting and cozy vegan iced pumpkin latte is just a few steps away.

Preparation time: {5 mins}

Yield: 1—this recipe is for one latte. To make two, simply double the recipe.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Brew the coffee and pour it into a mug.
  2. Each cup should have around 1 1/2 tablespoons of pumpkin spice latte syrup added to it. Whisk together with a fork.
  3. While it’s heating up, whip up some foam with a hand mixer or frother. Pour the oat milk on top of the coffee.
  4. Wait ten minutes to let the beverage cool. Transfer the vegan pumpkin spiced latte to a blender, along with a cup of ice cubes and whirl it until frothy.
  5. You can add some extra pumpkin pie spice, or vegan whipped cream on top if you want it to appear sophisticated.
  6. Viola! Serve and enjoy.

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