Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe With Almond Milk

2 servings
5 min

This healthy, iced pumpkin spice latte recipe is a delicious fall treat. Learn how to make this vegan latte iced or hot with homemade almond milk and real maple syrup for just the right amount of sweetness.


Make a healthier version of your favorite pumpkin spice latte at home! This popular fall drink is made using all natural ingredients including almond milk and real maple syrup. It also has fewer calories than the popular Starbucks version. You’ll not only save money by making your own PSL at home, but you’ll also enjoy a fresher taste than what you can buy from most coffee shop!


Does Your Iced Latte Taste Like Starbucks?


No, my healthy version of this latte doesn’t taste exactly like Starbucks. It actually tastes better! As it’s naturally flavored with both real pumpkin AND real pumpkin pie spice, it has a fresher and more true fall flavor.


Can You Make a Dairy Free Latte?


Yes, it’s very easy to make a dairy free latte at home. The pumpkin spice syrup at Starbucks isn’t vegan or dairy free. So, it isn’t possible to get a vegan PSL even if you swapped out the milk. However, my version of a homemade healthy pumpkin spice latte is both vegan and dairy free. 

To make a dairy version of your favorite coffee drink that calls for milk, simply use a plant-based or nut milk in lieu of regular milk. If you’d also like a vegan variation, make sure the other ingredients you choose are free of any insect derived or animal products.


Is Pumpkin Spice Latte Good With Almond Milk?


Yes, a pumpkin spice latte made with almond milk tastes amazing. You can also use oat milk, which I really like, or your favorite non-dairy milk. If you do drink milk, you can also use half and half or heavy whipping cream.


What Does an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Taste Like?


When the PSL was first introduced, it didn’t have pumpkin included in the ingredient list. Instead, it was flavored only with pumpkin spice. Over the years however, the recipe was adapted to include pureed pumpkin. This inevitably changed the flavor of this favorite fall drink.


My healthy, iced pumpkin spice latte recipe is made using both real pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Therefore, it tastes like a pumpkin pie met a cup of coffee. This coffee drink is rich and creamy, and it tastes like delicious cup of fall. So, it’s the perfect complement to your favorite fall desserts.


Tips for Making a Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte


If you’ve committed yourself to make the best PSL throughout autumn, then be sure to check out these tips. They make it easier than ever to create the perfect hot or iced pumpkin spice latte at home.


  • I use maple syrup to sweeten my vegan pumpkin spice latte. If you don’t like maple syrup, or have another favorite sweetener, you can use that instead. Feel free to substitute the maple syrup with monk fruit, stevia, or real sugar. (Make sure you use raw sugar if you are vegan.) However, I encourage you to try it with maple syrup first. I love how the maple flavor compliments the taste of the pumpkin and spices.
  • Adding real pumpkin puree to coffee can make the texture of your pumpkin spice latte with almond milk feel grainy. The longer it sits, the more grainy it will become. However, it’s still fine to drink. Just stir it well before consuming to improve the consistency and feel of the drink.
  • You can easily turn my vegan pumpkin spice latte recipe into an iced pumpkin spice latte! To do this, just serve it over ice. (I have directions on how to make your latte both hot or iced below!)
  • To make a healthy iced pumpkin spice latte at home, you can use your choice of either cooled brewed coffee or cold brew coffee. Cold brew is milder than regular coffee as it eliminates the bitterness that is typical from a regular brew. In my opinion, cold brew coffee also tastes better.


For more details on the ingredients used, information on how to store leftovers, as well as a hot variation of this recipe, check out my post on how to make a vegan pumpkin spice latte with almond milk here.


Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe With Almond Milk

Recipe details

  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 Cup strong brewed coffee, cooled (or cold brew)
  • 2 Cups almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
  • 4 Tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 2 Tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon organic pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • Handful of ice

Instructions


Combine all the ingredients, except for the ice, in a blender.
Blend together until thoroughly combined.
Place ice in two glasses. Then pour the vegan iced latte over the ice.
Serve immediately.

Rebecca D. Dillon
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