Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Latte -- An easy golden milk recipe fit for fall! Made with almond milk, pumpkin pie spice, turmeric, and maple syrup, and is the perfect warm beverage for a cool fall day!
This recipe was originally published in 2018, but has since been updated.
Aside from the rare and obscure options out there (like pumpkin spice Pringles. Really?!), I have no shame in my pumpkin spice game. Being a fall baby, I've had pumpkin spice running through my veins since birth. It was only a matter of time before I made my own version of another trendy food: Golden Milk. This version veers off the original inspiration from the turmeric milk from India, which I love for it's earthy spices and touch of sweetness that just feels right in fall.
What makes this pumpkin spice golden milk delicious and healthy
- vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
- pumpkin puree
- pumpkin pie spice
- black pepper
- maple syrup
- stevia (optional)
*If you're a fan of this latté, you'll want to make this Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Latté next!*
How to Make This Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Recipe:
In a small saucepan set over medium-low heat, add 1 cup of vanilla almond milk, or milk of choice. If you want a richer flavor, you can also use canned coconut milk, or light coconut milk. Add 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling), ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of turmeric, ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and a pinch of black pepper, and whisk to combine.
Stir in 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup, and whisk to combine. Add a pinch of stevia if you want it a little sweeter, or more maple syrup to taste. Let simmer for about 2 minutes, or until heated through before transferring to a mug. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon to serve.
- Make it super fast by adding everything to a microwave-safe mug, mixing together, and microwaving on high for 1-2 minutes, or until hot.
- Adding a pinch of black pepper helps your body absorb the good stuff in turmeric better.
- Control the amount of sweetness by using pumpkin puree (instead of pumpkin pie mix), and sweetening yourself with maple syrup, and optional stevia.
Can I make this in the microwave?
Definitely! Mix all the ingredients in a microwave-safe mug, and heat on high for 1-2 minutes, or until it's hot.
Do I need to use stevia?
You can use your preferred sweetener instead of the stevia or maple syrup. I love the fall flavor of maple, and prefer stevia for a sweetener, but it's up to you, boo what you use.
What if I don't have pumpkin pie spice?
You can make your own mix by combining 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, ½ tablespoon ground ginger, ½ tablespoon nutmeg, ½ tablespoon allspice, and ½ teaspoon of ground clove in a resealable container.
Money Saving Tips for this Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Recipe:
Buy store brand. Opt for store brands when possible for a less expensive option that doesn't sacrifice flavor or quality.
Use refrigerated. Refrigerated almond milk is often cheaper than the shelf stable version, and can contain less preservatives than the shelf-stable varieties.
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