A rich and creamy Caffeine-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte made with almond milk, real pumpkin, roasted dandelion root tea and a touch of maple syrup.
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Indulge in the flavours of fall with a healthier twist on the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte! This caffeine-free version features the same irresistible blend of rich pumpkin, warming spices and creamy goodness but with a nutritious upgrade.
Made with real pumpkin, roasted dandelion tea, creamy almond milk and a splash of maple syrup, this PSL is soothing to your taste buds and gentle on your stomach. The perfect alternative for those looking to reduce their caffeine intake and avoid dairy products. Plus, a nourishing way to indulge in the velvety, autumn-flavoured brew.
What Makes This Pumpkin Spice Latte Healthy
Real Pumpkin provides many nutrients, including vitamins A, C and E, potassium, magnesium and dietary fibre that's soothing to the gut and tummy.
Traditional Pumpkin Spice is made up of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and allspice. This warming blend of spices is full of properties that are great for digestion, blood sugar balance, elevating mood, reducing inflammation and strengthening the body's defence mechanisms.
Roasted Dandelion Root Tea is a rich and delicious caffeine-free alternative to coffee that's rich in calcium, antioxidants and properties that are great for liver health, digestion, reducing inflammation, glowing skin and more.
Pure Maple Syrup is used to sweeten this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte, making it free of overly refined sugars.
Autumn & Winter: Thanks to the blend of warming spices, vitamin C, and many other nutrients pumpkin provides, This Latte is not only comforting on a chilly autumn or winter day but can also help keep those seasonal colds at bay.
How to Make A Caffeine Free Pumpkin Spice Latte with Real Pumpkin & Almond Milk
Making a homemade Caffeine-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte with Almond Milk is surprisingly simple. Plus, it's much more nutritious and, in my opinion, more flavourful.
What You'll Need
- Small Sauce Pan / Pot - You will need a small pot big enough to hold a mug full (or more if you are doubling the recipe).
- Stove -This recipe does require the use of a stovetop burner.
- Wooden Spoon - To prevent sticking and scratching, a wooden spoon is best used for stirring.
- Frother - A frother can be used to make your latte extra frothy.
- Mug - And of course, you will need your favourite autumn mug for sipping your homemade latte.
- Roasted Dandelion Root Tea is a nutritious, caffeine-free coffee substitute with a rich, full-bodied flavour.
- Pumpkin Purée adds a rich creaminess, soothing fibre and many nutrients.
- Almond Milk provides a natural creaminess and subtle nutty undertones.
- Pumpkin Spice naturally adds that traditional warming autumn flavour.
- Pure Maple Syrup adds natural sweetness without overly refined sugars.
- Pure Vanilla Extract adds a touch of natural sweetness that elevates and balances the richness and earthy notes.
Step 1: Brew Roasted Dandelion Root Tea
First, brew your roasted dandelion root tea. Whether using a tea bag or loose, steep in boiling water for at least 3 minutes, or to your desired strength.
Step 2: Make Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk Creamer
Add the pure maple syrup, pumpkin purée, pumpkin spice, and pure vanilla extract to a small saucepan. Heat over low, stirring consistently until well mixed. Once the consistency becomes paste-like, pour in the unsweetened almond milk and continue stirring until it begins to steam.
Step 4: Froth (Optional)
Once steaming, you can froth your creamer with a frother. Alternatively, you can zip the creamer in the blender for a few seconds. The blender works great if you find the pumpkin isn't fully dissolving or if you prefer an extra frothy latte.
Step 5: Mix Creamer and Dandelion Root Tea
Pour your frothed pumpkin creamer into your brewed roasted dandelion root tea.
Cinnamon can be used on its own to replace the pumpkin spice. While it won't give that full pumpkin flavour, it's a great alternative when you're in a pinch or for those who prefer a milder taste.
Squash can be used in place of pumpkin! It has a similar taste, texture and nutritional profile.
Tips for Making This Caffeine-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Perfectly
- If using canned pumpkin, be sure to use pure pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling). Pumpkin Pie Filling has added sugars and spices that are not needed for this recipe. This Homemade Pumpkin Purée works great.
- Use quality spices to get the freshest flavour. I love using homemade pumpkin pie spice for this recipe so I can customize the taste to my liking.
- Make sure to add the lime juice, zest and salt after bringing to a boil. This gives it a fresh, zingy flavour and allows for less salt to be used.
- Especially if using homemade Almond Milk, you will get a better froth if you mix the pumpkin syrup with the almond milk. If you're using regular milk, you can add the pumpkin syrup to the dandelion root tea and froth the milk separately.
FAQs About Caffeine-Free Pumpkin Spice Lattes with Almond Milk
Is a caffeine-free pumpkin spice latte less flavorful than the traditional version?
Not at all! The pumpkin spice and roasted dandelion root provide that same rich flavour. In fact, some people find that without the overpowering taste of coffee, they can better appreciate the subtle nuances of the drink.
Can I use any milk instead of almond milk?
Can I make a batch of caffeine-free pumpkin spice latte and store it for later?
While it's best to enjoy your pumpkin spice latte fresh, you can make a larger batch and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Just be sure to give it a good stir before reheating or serving to maintain the creamy consistency.
Can I adjust the sweetness level of my caffeine-free pumpkin spice latte?
Of course! The sweetness can be adjusted to your liking by adding more or less maple syrup, honey, or another sweetener of your choice. Feel free to taste and adjust as needed.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Cozy & comforting. This Caffeine-Free PSL is full of rich creamy goodness and lots of warmth.
Nutrient-rich. Between the real pumpkin, dandelion root tea and traditional pumpkin spice blend, this latte is full of health-promoting nutrients.
Suitable for many diets. This Latte is suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan diets.
Easy to make. It's surprisingly simple to make a healthy homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte. It comes together in just ten minutes with a handful of wholesome ingredients.
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Caffeine-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte (with Almond Milk)
- Saucepan / Pot
- Wooden Spoon
- Frother / Blender (optional)
- First, brew your roasted dandelion root tea. Whether using a tea bag or loose, steep in boiling water for at least 3 minutes or to your desired strength.
- Add the pure maple syrup, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and pure vanilla extract to a small saucepan. Heat over low, stirring consistently until well mixed. Once the consistency becomes paste-like, pour in the unsweetened almond milk and continue stirring until it begins to steam. If you find the pumpkin isn't fully dissolving or prefer an extra frothy latte, you can zip the creamer in the blender for a few seconds.
- Once steaming, you can froth your creamer with a frother. Alternatively, you can zip the creamer in the blender for a few seconds. The blender works great if you find the pumpkin isn't fully dissolving or if you prefer an extra frothy latte.
- Pour the roasted dandelion root tea into your favourite mug (or remove the teabag). Then pour in the Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer. Enjoy this delicious fall drink as is, or top with coconut or cashew whipped cream and sprinkle extra pumpkin spice, cinnamon or cacao powder.