As the autumn days are setting in I love to enjoy a pumpkin spice latte. However even if you can find a vegan syrup, I am put off by all that sugary sweetness that comes with the fabulous spices.
So I took matters into my own hands and put together a great completely homemade version – which is super tasty and simple to make! With the extra benefits of being healthy, fresh and made in my own kitchen whenever I want one.
I used a basic recipe for the pumpkin spices, to achieve an authentic flavour. This spice mixture can then store in a jar until you need it!
Ingredients for pumpkin spice:
3 tbsp ground cinnamon
2tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground ginger
1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves.
Mix spices together either by hand or in a blender.
Use 1tsp of pumpkin spice for each 250ml cup of milk. I added my spice to fresh homemade almond milk, which I continued to blend with the spices until it was hot. This also made the latte frothy and creamy!
If you prefer sweeter drinks, try adding a date to the blender while heating – this will give you a natural sweetness and keep this delicious drink healthy!