Pumpkin spice lattes are an autumn tradition. This pumpkin spice coconut latte includes all the flavors of fall — roasted pumpkin, fall flower honey, and pumpkin pie spice. The coconut milk makes it so rich and creamy, you don't need to add whipped cream. Just top it with an extra sprinkling of spice. It warms you up inside and makes you think of cool, crisp, sunny mornings and walking through the fallen leaves.
For this recipe, you can use whatever pumpkin you have on hand. I like to use homemade roasted pumpkin puree, but you can easily substitute canned pumpkin. Be sure to use plain pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling. The only ingredient listed on the label should be pumpkin. Look for an organic brand that is packed in BPA-free cans. You can even substitute roasted butternut squash puree. The flavor is very similar to pumpkin.
This time of year, I find raw fall flower honey at the local farmers market. It has a wonderful flavor. I also like to use homemade pumpkin pie spice. It's quick and easy to mix together and it's convenient to have on hand. I sprinkle it on just about everything this time of year. Of course, you can always use your favorite pumpkin spice mix, or just stir in your favorite combination of fall spices.
It's easy to make this pumpkin spice latte with or without an espresso machine. I love my cappuccino maker, and I use it every day. I can't remember the last time I brewed regular coffee. But if you don't have one, here's how to make a latte without an espresso machine. Brew some double strength coffee. Heat the coconut milk mixture on the stove top over low heat. Foam the milk by whisking vigorously.
A perfect fall morning includes a pumpkin spice coconut latte and apple paleo muffins. No stopping at the coffee shop required.
Whisk together coconut milk, pumpkin, honey and spice. Froth with cappuccino machine or heat gently on stove top and whisk to froth.
Brew espresso or extra strength coffee and pour into mug.
Pour frothed coconut milk mixture into mug. Garnish with additional pumpkin pie spice.