The Lowdown On Vegan Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Our favourite recipes and tips on making pumpkin spice lattes vegan.
Whether your favourite thing about autumn is the crunch of recently fallen leaves underfoot, or bringing your chunky knitwear out of retirement for the season, we can all agree it’s a rather special time of year. So, how about entering the autumnal season with a vegan pumpkin spice latte in-hand?
What is a pumpkin spiced latte?
Your average vegan pumpkin spice latte (or PSL) contains a lip-smacking concoction of fresh espresso coffee, steamed plant-based milk, a bit of pumpkin puree and lots of expertly picked spices. The spice blend is based on the popular American spice mix called Pumpkin Pie Spice, a tasty combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger.
Don’t worry die-hard Starbucks fans, its PSL is completely vegan-friendly and tastes great with oat milk (hot or iced) if you’re new to veganising your drinks order.
However, Starbucks don’t own vegan PSLs here in the UK – you’ll find great options at Greggs and Pret a Manger.
Would you rather shop independent? Keep an eye out at your favourite local cafes for their seasonal drinks, maybe one of them will be your new go-to for your vegan pumpkin spice latte fix.
Homemade vegan pumpkin spice latte
This taste of autumn is easily replicable, so there’s no need to spend £3+ every time you fancy a warming mouthful of the stuff. Here are a few of our favourite vegan pumpkin spice latte recipes:
- This one from Vegan Huggs is topped with vegan whipped cream.
- And this recipe from Nora Cooks is ready in just five minutes.
- We also love the look of this vegan PSL from The Minimalist Baker.
Where to buy the best pumpkin spice mix
If you don’t fancy making your own blend, then there are plenty of options to buy it ready-made – like this blend from Buy Whole Foods Online UK. Or, how about a pumpkin spice flavoured instant coffee like this one from Beanies?
Let us know your favourite way to enjoy vegan pumpkin spice lattes in the comments.
By Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.