Pumpkin spice latte without coffee

How to make a kids-friendly and healthy pumpkin milk drink with no coffee

No coffee Pumpkin spice milk drink

The cozy, autumn colors of pumpkin are just around the corner.
Learn how to make a delicious pumpkin spice latte for your favorite fall treat.
This comforting latte can be made with just 4 ingredients (you won’t even need pumpkin purée if you don’t have) and it tastes amazing.
And since it doesn’t contain any coffee or tea, everyone can enjoy the delicious flavor of this nice, orange colored pumpkin latte at any time.

How does a coffee-free pumpkin latte taste?

Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) is an invention by a famous coffee chain, so at first, it was a coffee recipe flavored with pumpkin pie spice.
But now Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte also contains pumpkin flavor, so if you want to enjoy this drink without any coffee, you can order it.
That’s called “Pumpkin Spice Crème”, and you can have it warm, iced or as Frapuccino.

No coffee pumpkin spice latte

However, I can’t help feeling like Starbucks Spice Creme tastes too sweet and slightly artificial.
Maybe this is because the coffee balances out the sugary flavors of pumpkin syrup and makes things just right…

The good news is, you can make your own no-coffee pumpkin spice latte from scratch.
It will save you money and there is even a fresh vegetable on it.
Not to mention, this homemade drink tastes way better than anything at any coffee shop too!

How to DIY pumpkin spice latte without coffee

Making a homemade pumpkin spice milk drink is actually as simple as mixing the ingredients for a regular homemade pumpkin spice latte, taking the espresso out:

  • Pumpkin puree (or backed/steamed pumpkin)
    You can use homemade pumpkin purée or canned pumpkin.
    I find it the easiest to use some real pumpkin (backed or steamed) and then blend it directly with some milk.
  • Milk of choice
    This pumpkin drink works well with any kind of milk.
    My kids love the creaminess of whole milk, but you can perfectly make a vegan pumpkin spice latte using a non dairy milk.
    We’ve tried this recipe with almond milk, soy milk, oat milk and coconut milk and we can recommend them all!
  • Sweetener
    Thanks to the natural sweetness from milk, pumpkin and vanilla, this pumpkin spice latte recipe barely need any sugar.
    But adding in some sweetener makes it even more comforting, so I highly recommend using some eritriol, xylitol, stevia, maple syrup or vanilla infused honey.
  • Spices
    I think we can all agree that the combination of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice is heavenly. Making your own spice? Try this easy pumpkin spice blend recipe to get the perfect ratio every time you use it.
    Anyway, if you prefer to keep things simpler, you can switch the pumpkin pie spice for Ceylon cinnamon (and a pinch of ground nutmeg for a special fall flavor).
    And don’t forget vanilla extract or vanilla infused honey: its warm notes round out flavors beautifully!

You can serve this pumpkin spice milk drink warm or as an iced pumpkin spice latte.
Top it off with whipped cream, coconut whipped cream or froth milk and enjoy!

This video shows how to make “regular” pumpkin spice latte from scratch.
The steps are the same as for a coffee-free pumpkin milk drink; just skip the coffee and check the recipe card below for the exact amount of ingredients:

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5 from 3 votes

Pumpkin Spice Milk Drink

A delicious coffee-free version of Pumpkin Spice Latte
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:10 mins

Equipment

  • Blender (in using real pumpkin)
  • Pan (if making it hot)

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Tbsp. Backed or steamed pumpkin (or pumpkin purée) (50 gr.)
  • 2 Cups Milk of choice
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Eritriol (or other sweetener to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. Pumpkin Spice (you can switch it for ground cinnamon)
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream or frothed milk (Optional)

Instructions

  • Blend the backed or steamed pumpkin with some milk until very smooth
    Ingredients to make pumpkin spice milk
  • Add the rest of milk, eritriol (or sweetener of choice) and pumpkin spice and heat until the mixture begins to simmer.
    Pumpkin, milk and spices
  • Add the vanilla extract and serve with some whipped cream or froth milk.

Video

Notes

  • For an iced version, mix all the ingredients without heating them
  • If using pumpkin purée, skip step 1 (blending)
  • The video uses “coffee”; just skip it for the coffee-free version
  • Feel free to substitute sweetener and vanilla extract for homemade vanilla honey 

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal
Course: Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Corean
Keyword: caffeine free, hot drink, pumpkin, smoothie, spices, vegetables, with milk
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 110kcal

I hope you enjoyed this pumpkin milk drink.
This delicious latte has the perfect hint of flavor for fall and a beautiful orange hue that will help you get into the spirit of the season.
For those who don’t like the taste of coffee, but enjoy a pumpkin spice drink – give it a try!

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is perfect for me: I was curious about pumpkin spice latte but I don’t want to take coffee.
    Thank you very much for this gorgeous and healthy drink.

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