paleo iced pumpkin spice latte {paleo + vegan}

It’s officially that time of year where most of us are thinking about pumpkin everything. I even have those incredibly cute little pumpkins of various shapes and colors tucked into all the little corners of our house. You know, in case anyone forgot is was October 😉 

And because I’m all about living in the moment – we’re drinking these paleo iced pumpkin spiced latte’s like there will never be another October again. 

Paleo iced pumpkin spice latte - a dairy free and healthier version of everyone's favorite seasonal drink! Made with real pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate treat!

Originally I stocked up on organic canned pumpkin to put together a bulletproof pumpkin spice latte recipe for you guys, but since it was a particularly sunny and lovely day here in Seattle when I got to recipe testing, I thought – why not throw an iced version out there, too? 

(don’t worry, that cozy bulletproof version is on the way, too!)

Because I know that a lot of you are pining for some cozy fall weather in the midst of an autumn heat wave (okay okay maybe I exaggerate, but warm enough where sweaters are not really an option) this paleo iced pumpkin spice latte is here to bridge that gap.

That’s right, I got your back.

Paleo pumpkin spice latte style 😋

Paleo iced pumpkin spice latte - a dairy free and healthier version of everyone's favorite seasonal drink! Made with real pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate treat!

Paleo iced pumpkin spice latte - a dairy free and healthier version of everyone's favorite seasonal drink! Made with real pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate treat! Instant coffee for paleo iced pumpkin spice latte - a dairy free and healthier version of everyone's favorite seasonal drink! Made with real pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate treat!

(YES I KNOW, DECAF ⬆️ I am that girl. I just love coffee so much, but my body doesn’t like lots o’ caffeine. It’s a compromise 😉)

Since I don’t have an espresso maker, I love using a high quality instant coffee for recipes like this. It allows you to get a really concentrated coffee flavor without adding a ton of liquid, same as espresso does. If you do have an espresso maker, by all means pour those shots and use ‘em! If you don’t, the instant coffee is a great answer, here’s an (affiate) link to the one I love.

Thrive Market sells this instant coffee, along with maaaany other of my favorite pantry staples at a discounted price, making a healthy and organic lifestyle way more affordable. If you sign up today via one of these links you’ll receive free organic maple syrup (perfect for this recipe!) and a free 30 day trial with any order over $29! Hop on their site and search for some of your regular pantry staples – I guarantee you’ll find some amazing deals! I was totally blown away when I first started ordering from them. Already a member? Both new Customers AND existing members can receive a free bottle of Maple Syrup with any order over $29 via this link! ❤️

If you don’t have instant coffee on hand, or an espresso machine, you can also brew some super strong coffee, or use cold brew concentrate. Lots of options for this seasonal cup of delight!

why I love this pumpkin spice latte

 

It is…

  • Creamy
  • Full of pumpkin pie flavor
  • Laced with dark roasty notes of coffee
  • Lightly sweetened (or not all all!)
  • A million times healthier than the coffee shop’s (hi real pumpkin!)
  • Inexpensive to make

All amazing reasons to indulge in the pumpkin spice latte movement without feeling guilty about empty calories, overloading on sugar, and spending oodles of dollars on your psl habit. And not miss out on a damn thing. 

I mean, does this really look like any kind of compromise?

⬇️ 😍 ⬇️ 😍

Paleo iced pumpkin spice latte - a dairy free and healthier version of everyone's favorite seasonal drink! Made with real pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate treat! Paleo iced pumpkin spice latte - a dairy free and healthier version of everyone's favorite seasonal drink! Made with real pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate treat!

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paleo iced pumpkin spice latte {paleo + vegan}

Paleo iced pumpkin spice latte – a dairy free and healthier version of everyone’s favorite seasonal drink! Made with real pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate treat!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons high quality instant coffee (or 4 shots of espresso, or about 2/3 cup strongly brewed coffee)
  • 2/3 cup water 
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree 
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup plain unsweetened almond milk 
  • maple syrup to taste (optional – start with 1 tbsp and adjust to taste)
  • pinch of sea salt 
  • optional coconut whipped cream to top – this is my go to recipe

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients except whipped cream on high in a blender until thoroughly combined and frothy on the top. 
  2. Pour over two glasses filled with ice and top with coconut whipped cream if using! Sprinkle with a little extra pumpkin pie spice and serve. 

 

 

5 thoughts on “paleo iced pumpkin spice latte {paleo + vegan}

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    1. Nyssa Tanner Post author

      Sometimes I make my own but I almost always have a bottle of Califia unsweetened almond milk in my fridge “just in case”! Another brand I love but can’t get in seattle (yet!) is Malk. Their nut milk recipe is crazy clean and sooo so good! No binders or fillers.. basically what would be in nut milk if you made it yourself!

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      1. Morgan

        Good to know! I’ve been eating a mostly paleo diet for about five years and still haven’t been able to give up heavy cream in my coffee. I keep thinking if I just find a brand and keep drinking it, I’ll like it at some point! I’ll have to keep an eye out for Malk. Have you tried the New Barn almond milk? It’s also on my list to try.

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        1. Nyssa Tanner Post author

          Cream in coffee is so so good! I treat myself to it every once and awhile, but for the most part use a milk alternative. The brand Nupod is pretty good but it does still have some gums in it which makes me consider trying to make a recipe for my own dairy free creamer sometime soon. I have not tried New Barn but I’ve heard good things!

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