Dairy-free, Caffeine-free Pumpkin Spice Latte

I fell in love with fall while living in Williamsburg, VA. I have the fondest memories of my time there. The falling tri-colored leaves, the warm soups, the laughter of friends & family, and my frequent trips to Trader Joe’s for pumpkin muffins. But there is nothing that welcomes the fall more than the beloved pumpkin spice latte. At one time, I would devour one every morning! After my colitis diagnosis, however, I have had to give up two of the main ingredients: whole milk & caffeine. Now, everything must be dairy-free sans caffeine!

Me + latte = Happiness!

Though an autumn Starbucks run is forever nixed from my morning routine, I refused to let my dietary restrictions put a damper on my excitement. So I set out to find a substitute. I searched on Pinterest and found this recipe by Jessica Duffin. With a few modifications, a cozy, vegan alternative to my favorite drink was born.

Ingredients for the latte

The one thing that I didn’t have (that I will try next time) is dairy-free whipped cream. That would have set it off!

Whether your diet is restricted or you are just cutting back on your dairy & coffee intake, this dairy-free, caffeine-free latte is sure to satisfy your cravings!

Ingredients

1 Serving

1 cup cashew milk

3 tablespoons pumpkin puree

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp stevia (or another sugar alternative)

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

Pinch of clove (not too much!)

Directions

Place all ingredients in a small pot on medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Whisk frequently! Pour your drink into a mug and enjoy!

What is your favorite fall beverage? Let me know below!

2 Comments

    • September 16, 2020 / 2:51 pm

      Yay! Let me know how you like it. And your organization is incredible, by the way! Just looked it up! 🙂

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