Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

Welcoming the first week of fall with the healthiest sugar-free pumpkin spice latte.

When I think of a cozy fall drink, I immediately think of the pumpkin spice latte… Not because I drink it each year (I drank it a few times before I stopped eating added sugar), but because as soon as September arrives, pumpkin spice lattes are everywhere. The thing is though, they’re typically loaded with sugar, which is why I needed to find a way to make mine at home. So that’s what I did.

As I discovered last year, you can blend cashews and coffee together to make the most delicious and creamy drink. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with many cozy drinks, including peanut butter hot chocolate, chai latte, peppermint mocha and mint matcha latte. Now I have a new addition to my healthy hot drink collection: This sugar-free pumpkin spice latte. And believe me, it’s a fall must-try.
Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte
Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you tried any of my other latte recipes, you know how this works.

First, you brew your coffee. I make mine using a French press, but any other method will work.

Second, you add the cashews, date and flavor boosters (in this case, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices) into the blender, along with the coffee.

Third, blend everything together for 30 seconds until you get a creamy, frothy drink.

That is all.

You’re left with a ridiculously healthy pumpkin spice latte. No added sugar and no milk or cream included. Now, I hope this makes your fall just a little better.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte
Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte
Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

An easy, delicious and healthy version of the popular pumpkin spice latte. This comforting drink is sweetened with dates and made milk-free thanks to cashews. Best of all? It's done in under 5 minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • Pinch each of ground nutmeg and clove
  • 1-2 Medjool dates, pitted (or maple syrup to taste)

Instructions

  1. Prepare your coffee with your method of choice. 

  2. In a high-speed blender, add the remaining ingredients, along with the prepared coffee. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a strong blender, there may be pieces of dates or cashews left in the latte. If this is the case, you can strain it using a fine mesh sieve or nut milk bag. This shouldn't be an issue with a good high-speed blender.

Note that this latte is not overly sweet. One date makes it lightly sweet, which is perfect to my taste, but if you have a bigger sweet tooth, I recommend using 2 dates or maple syrup to taste.

If you try this recipe, make sure to tag your photo #unsweetenedcaroline on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Don’t forget to also tag me @unsweetened.caroline on Instagram so I can see your creations!

 

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