Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

healthy pumpkin spice latte in a black mug on a saucer and spoon next to it

The PSL (now my healthy pumpkin spice latte)—it takes over every coffee shop in town as soon as September rolls around, but it is full of sugar and artificial ingredients. I first published this recipe here on my blog a few years ago, and it became such a huge fan-favorite that I included it in the Thanksgiving chapter of my holiday and special occasion inspired cookbook Celebrations. I'm sharing it here again today because I made a step by step video for you!


Starbucks Ingredients

Milk, 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], Brewed Espresso, Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Milk, Mono And Diglycerides, Carrageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Pumpkin Spice Topping [Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Sulfiting Agents].

My Ingredients

Coffee, almond milk, coconut milk, pure maple syrup, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove), pure vanilla extract

Instead of spending your hard-earned money on a pumpkin spice latte that doesn’t even have pumpkin in the ingredients, make a healthy pumpkin spice latte at home and enjoy it from the comfort of your living room. My version is dairy-free, paleo friendly and absolutely delicious. You can also omit the coffee when you're making it and make it a coffee creamer to use all week long.

Ten Speed - Celebrations, Danielle Walker


For more seasonal and holiday inspired recipes, grab a copy of my Celebrations cookbook! There's over 120 recipes that you can use for special occasions, as well as every night of the week! 



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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe



Cuisine: Vegan

Category: Drinks

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 10 mins TOTAL TIME: 15 mins


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  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally, until heated through and slightly frothy on top.
  2. Carefully transfer the liquid to a blender and cover the top with a towel. Blend on high for 30 seconds until foamy. Alternatively, use an immersion blender in the pot. Divide among four mugs and serve.


See page 263 of Celebrations for the Make It Ahead instructions, and for ideas of how to utilize leftover pumpkin puree. 

Keywords: holiday, fall, latte, coffee, dairy free, pumpkin, spice, paleo, gluten free, PSL, starbucks