Spooky Paleo Pumpkin Spice Lattes - An Adult Beverage!

Posted on October 28, 2016 by PBC Admin | 0 Comments

Spooky Pumpkin Spice Lattes Paleo Recipe Adult Beverage

Let's face it. It just wouldn't be fall without the perfect pumpkin spice latte. 

It's that time of year, and we've all seen the pumpkin spice latte memes and gifs all over the internet. There's a reason the #PSL is so popular, and that's because it's delicious! Pumpkin, cinnamon, and espresso all together in one drink? Now that's just about heaven on earth.

But believe it or not, there is one thing on this planet that's better than a pumpkin spice latte...

And that is a pumpkin spice latte with booze in it. 

 Brace Yourself Pumpkin Spice Latte

Source: Quickmeme.com

 

Fry Pumpkin Spice Latte

Source: Quickmeme.com

For those of us who will be carting kiddos around the neighborhood on Halloween, there's a wee bit of dread that goes into anticipating the cold weather, the sugar-hyper toddlers, and miles and miles of walking. The quick-witted parents among us have conjured brilliant schemes to spice up trick-or-treating for adults. Perhaps you've seen them, the groups of adults lingering around a cooler in a kiddie wagon while walking from house to house chasing kiddos.

So, just for Halloween, here's a brilliant recipe that's warm, comforting, and comes with a kick. It's the paleo pumpkin spice latte that's made for adults. It will keep you warm while the kids are collecting massive amounts of (what we're sure is paleo) candy. Not into hot drinks? Pour over ice and make it an iced latte! Maybe it should be referred to as the official "trick-or-treat survival beverage." 

 

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte - For Big Kids

Pumpkin Spice Latte Stovetop Paleo Recipe

Even if you don't plan to spike your drink, you will still love indulging in the luxury of a pumpkin spice latte without spending $6.00 at your local barista. Yes, PSL's are deliciously wonderful when served by Starbucks, but wouldn't you rather enjoy a paleo version of your favorite sugary-sweet coffee? This recipe is SUPER easy to make at home, and it's just as tasty as other lattes if not better. Plus our pumpkin spice latte is paleo, so... obvious WIN.

 

How to Make a Paleo Latte

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

The key to this latte recipe is not overheating the coconut or almond milk and coffee on the stove. Once you've brought the drink to a temperature that's hot enough for you to drink and enjoy, remove the pot from the heat source, and whisk in the remaining ingredients. If you let it sit on the stove for too long the milk and coffee will scald and have a less-than-awesome burnt smell and taste.

NEAT TIP: If you just that aren't into caffeine or you want to indulge in a pumpkin spice treat right before bedtime, simply substitute the coffee for more coconut or almond milk. You will get to enjoy a warm, soothing pumpkin spice drink right before bed. 

 

Spooky Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe - Adult Beverage Option

Spooky Pumpkin Spice Latte Adult Beverage

Paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free

Makes approximately 2 servings

Recipe adapted from Apple of My Eye

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional: 1 shot vanilla, whipped cream, or cinnamon vodka
  • Optional: whipped coconut cream for topping

Directions:

  1. HEAT brewed coffee and milk in small pot on the stove on medium high, stirring constantly
  2. Once heated through and steaming, remove from heat
  3. WHISK in the remaining ingredients until thoroughly combined
  4. POUR into serving mug and top with whipped cream and some more cinnamon and/or nutmeg (if you like to get fancy)

    Try this amazing homemade latte today, and let us know what you think! 

    Check out our other delicious recipes!

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