Healthy Vegan Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe ๐ŸŽƒ

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Healthy Homemade Vegan Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte


When we have cooler temperatures and overcast skies, I get the urge to blog more fall content. After posting a photo of my homemade pumpkin spice latte on my Instagram a few days ago, I had a ton of DM’s asking for the recipe. I was going to hold off until later this month, but since we’re having one of those cooler days, I thought it would the perfect time to cozy up on the couch and share my go-to pumpkin spice latte recipe! ย healthy Starbucks drink, pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin, pumpkin spiced latte, no added sugar, dairy free, vegan, gluten free, healthy, whole20, paleo, fall, autumn, coffee,
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to share this recipe. I’ve been making my homemade pumpkin spice lattes for the past couple of years, and they never let me down. They are much healthier and cheaper than the ones at Starbucks.

Let’s just say you were going to order a tall almond milk PSL at Starbucks without the whip. Here’s what you’re workin’ with!

Almondmilk [Filtered Water, Almonds, Sugar, Calcium Carbonate, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol)]
Pumpkin Spice Sauce [Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% Or Less Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto, Salt, Potassium Sorbate], &ย Brewed Espresso.

Starbucks: 180 Calories, 4.5g Fat, 31g Carbs, 1g Fiber, 28g Sugar, and 4g protein.ย 

Pro tip: if you want to go lighter, ask for a tall, no whip, pumpkin-spice cappuccino with only one pump of the syrup. It’s just as good and pretty much cuts the sugar in half.ย 

The drink is filled with a lot of added sugar. Lately, that has been my main concern with my eating habits. I’ve been trying to avoid added sugar as much as I can because it doesn’t agree with me. Now, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat yourself to a spiced pumpkin latte at Starbucks this fall, but it does mean you shouldn’t treat yourself to a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks every day. But, if you make them at home, you can treat yourself to one every single day without feeling any sugar crash.ย 

The homemade pumpkin spices lattes I make have:

homemade: 66 Calories, 8g Carbs, 3g Fat, 1g Protein, 2g Sugar, 1g Fiber

ARE STARBUCK’S PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES VEGAN?

A lot of people assume that if they order theย pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks with almond milk and no whip that they are dairy-free, but that’s not true. The pumpkin spice sauce has condensed skim milk. So the rumor going around saying that the pumpkin spiced lattes were vegan is false. I believe that some of the Starbucks in Europe carry the vegan pumpkin spice syrup, but not over here in the U.S.
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All you need is 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp pumpkin spice, 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree, two shots of espresso, and monk fruit if you like your coffee drinks sweet.

I started by frothing my milk and making my espresso shots.

I added the frothed milk, vanilla, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice to the blender on high for 30 seconds. If you do not have a milk frother, this will be the step that fluffs up your latte.
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I poured the pumpkin spiced almond milk into my mug with my espresso. You can add a coconut whipped topping if you’d like, but I keep mine pretty simple.ย healthy Starbucks drink, pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin, pumpkin spiced latte, no added sugar, dairy free, vegan, gluten free, healthy, whole20, paleo, fall, autumn, coffee,healthy Starbucks drink, pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin, pumpkin spiced latte, no added sugar, dairy free, vegan, gluten free, healthy, whole20, paleo, fall, autumn, coffee,
I seriously look forward to my pumpkin spice latte every afternoon. Whenever I’m doing any fall baking for the blog, I put myself in the mood with one of these!


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Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Keyword vegan, dairy free, gluten free, healthy , pumpkin spice latte, psl, starbucks, coffee drink, espresso, fall, pumpkin
Prep Time 4 minutes
Servings 1
Author Taralynn McNitt

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (i use the 365 brand because it froths the best)
  • 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 2 Shots Espresso (or extra dark coffee)
  • monk fruit optional

Instructions

  1. Froth milk and brew espresso

  2. Add frothed milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and vanilla to a blender on high for 30-seconds. (this would be where you add your monk fruit sweetener)

  3. Add pumpkin flavored milk to the mug with the espresso

  4. Sprinkle pumpkin spice (Or coconut whipped cream) on top.

healthy Starbucks drink, pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin, pumpkin spiced latte, no added sugar, dairy free, vegan, gluten free, healthy, whole20, paleo, fall, autumn, coffee,I hope you all enjoyed this pumpkin spice latte recipe! Make sure to tag me if you make it at home. I love seeing your recipes creations and sharing your pics! ๐Ÿ˜Š Have a great day!


Questions for you!

  1. Do you love the pumpkin spiced lattes?
  2. My favorite drink is the peppermint mocha from Starbucks! Should I make that one this December?
  3. What do you look forward to in the afternoons?

PS: I finally got around to filming my pantry clean out the video!! It was SUCH A DISASTER! Make sure to check out that video!

Comments

  • Sacia Ashe

    5 stars
    Loved this! How do you edit your photos? They are so vibrant and beautiful!

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  • Lauren

    5 stars
    I love this recipe!! I tried it yesterday after work for a quick pick me up for the afternoon and it was delicious! So smooth and creamy! And you donโ€™t need to add sweetness! I made it again today and it was so good! I sprinkled the pumpkin spice on top and with every sip you get a nice nose full of warm spices. I also love that itโ€™s a good amount of pumpkin for the amazing benefits of the vitamins and minerals that pumpkin has!
    My favorite Starbuckโ€™s holiday beverage has to be the juniper latte.. that will take some trial and error to perfect an at home recipe! This recipe with definitely hold me over until the Christmas season though!

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  • Ayla

    Hi Taralynn, this looks delicious! PSL is my all time favorite and I donโ€™t have a Starbucks nearby, so this is great!
    Do you know what spices are in the PSmix? We donโ€™t have it here in Holland, so Iโ€™m gonna have to make my own mix!

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  • Stephanie

    Thank you so much for this! I always want partake in the pumpkin spice madness from SB :), but can’t since I don’t do dairy. I’m definitely going to try this! For Christmas, I would love to try any vegan drink you come up with though I do love gingerbread! In the afternoons, I look forward to spending time with my family. Thanks again!

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  • Leah

    Is there an alternative to blending it? I have an espresso machine so I steamed my milk and putting it in the blender seemed to take away all my beautiful foam ๐Ÿ™ love this recipe tho since it doesnโ€™t have all the sugar so I can have it everyday and not feel guilty!

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  • Annie

    5 stars
    Just made this in the blender with extra strong coffee while watching the Hawkeyes. Itโ€™s delcious!!! Will be making this a lot this fall. All the pumpkin spice decliciousness, no sugar crash. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  • Viv

    This is kind of a weird question but how do you keep busy all the time? I know the blog is a full time job but even before the blog was really popular you seemed like you were a go go type of person. I have a hard time keeping busy so do you have any tips for me?

    Reply to Viv
    • Taralynn McNitt

      I spend a lot of time on the back end writing. Even days when there is no blog, I’m always shooting photos of recipes or typing out blogs. I don’t have people that work for me so I’m doing all ends of the business. That keeps me really busy. And when I’m caught up, I do things like organizing, cleaning, walking, hiking, traveling, or plan out more content and get started on those.

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  • Chanelle

    What app do you use to make all your graphics? Like the intro photos.

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  • Jessie Blucker

    Thank you so much for this recipe I am also trying to avoid sugar so this is perfect .
    I also love the peppermint mocha please post that one this year too .

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  • Ashley

    This looks amazing!! I love PSLs and will give this recipe a try soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to recipe for the peppermint mocha! It’s one of my favorites as well, even though the gingerbread latte has been my biggest fave over the last couple of years. In the afternoons, I look forward to a cup of coffee.

    https://www.makelifemarvelous.com/

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  • Lauren

    Iโ€™m so excited to try this! Iโ€™ve been craving Fall so this is perfect! I like PSLs but theyโ€™re definitely too sugary at Starbucks.
    YES peppermint mocha is the BEST holiday drink! A healthier versions would be so great!

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  • Shelby

    Yes to the clothes organising video! Love watching your videos.

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  • Ashton Jury

    5 stars
    I’m a lover of all the pumpkin things, and with living in california my go too is the pumpkin cappuccino you mentioned or just getting iced coffee with 1-2 pumps of pumpkin. It’s so creamy I don’t even need milk. I also love the peppermint mocha, when i worked at Starbucks I used to make a nonfat cappuccino with 2 pumps of the skinny mocha and one peppermint with extra foam it was perfect. I love cooking in the afternoon, especially when its cooler its currently 90 degrees here in Seal Beach California so i think I’m gonna go enjoy some happy hour chips and salsa with a cold drink down the street to beat the heat.

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Ashton!

      I used to love getting the skinny peppermint mocha, but Starbucks took the skinny ooff the menu and only have the skinny mocha. But, since I treat myself to it a few times a year, I just go ahead and get one pump of the normal kind ๐Ÿ™‚

      Sounds like you have the perfect afternoon planned!!

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  • Rosa

    Hi there! I recently found your website and have enjoyed reading your posts/ watching your videos. Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ’›

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  • Patricia L

    5 stars
    Thank you! I try to stick to WW (formerly weight watchers) system because it helps you learn the difference in healthy foods vs non healthy and I was desperately looking for a pumpkin drink that fit their plan. This fits perfectly in their plan especially if you swapped the sweetener for sugar free maple syrup or swerve (I know you are staying away from fake sugars but in case anyone else needed ideas for swaps). Anywho… thanks again! This will be drank daily here for a long time to come! Not to mention this is soooo much cheaper!

    Reply to Patricia L
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Patricia!

      I do try to stay away from those sugars, but I still will choose the stuff like swerve and monk fruit over added sugars ๐Ÿ™‚ And I know i’ll be using a lot of them during fall baking! Hope you enjoy this drink!!

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  • Jodi

    Thanks so much for this recipe! Iโ€™m also consciously trying to watch my sugar intake (hello cortisol levels and migraines) but Iโ€™m happy to find new ways to enjoy yummy treats without all that unnecessary sugar! Question…are you able to save the pumpkin spice mixture in the fridge? Or do you make it fresh every time? Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply to Jodi
    • Taralynn McNitt

      I feel ya, Jodi!!

      I do make the pumpkin spice mixture fresh because I love frothing my milk. BUT…if you plan on making them cold lattes, you can store it in the fridge. You can also probably store it in the fridge if you’re going to reheat it on the stovetop for sure.

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Love this! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve actually never tried Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, believe it or not – I’m a bit stingy like that haha, I think Starbucks is so overpriced! Will definitely be trying this healthy version out! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  • Avalon

    Hi Taralynn,
    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. Iโ€™ve been looking forward to it ever since you mentioned it ๐Ÿ™‚ I canโ€™t wait to try it out!

    I was wondering since I know you enjoy oat milk too, do you find that almond milk works better than oat milk for this particular recipe? Or is it more of a whole30 preference?

    Thanks again!

    Reply to Avalon
    • Taralynn McNitt

      Hi, Avalon!

      Oat milk works just as great in this recipe too! I think I overdid it on the oat milk after a while and then found that the 365 almond milk is cheaper and froths much better ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s just what I’m sticking too recently! Sometimes I change it up.

      xo

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