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Pumpkin Spice Latte with Real Pumpkin and Whipped Coconut Cream

It's officially fall and nothing welcomes the golden harvest season like a warm, creamy, steamy cup of pumpkin spice latte right? But I'm not talking about the one from the what bucks that's made of cow breast milk and overly sweetened. It's so much better to make it yourself with REAL PUMPKIN and PECAN MILK!


Hear me out, we all love pumpkin pies with pecans right? So I thought why not make some pecan milk for pumpkin spice latte! And just as expected, they were a heavenly match! The pecan milk adds so much silkiness and aroma to the blend and that goes so wonderfully with the pumpkin spice profile.


And instead of artificial pumpkin syrup, I used real pumpkin pureƩ and believe me, nothing beats the real deal. You could then further dress your latte up with whipped coconut cream and dust of cinnamon.

Let this delicious and actually nutritious latte be your headliner for a merry pumpkin season and if you want to see the video of how I made this it, find me on instagram @veganbunnychef where I've posted a reel! ^-^


INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon chopped pecan
1 cup water
3 tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon simple syrup
Optional -
1 can coconut cream, refrigerated overnight 
Cinnamon powder

TO MAKE:

- Add the pecan and water to your nut milk machine and set it on hot (I used the Nutr milk machine, you can use my code Elle10 for 10% off). Or, if you don't have a nut milk machine, sub any store bought plant milk you like, walnut milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or almond milk all work well;
- Pour hot pecan milk into a glass, add pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, coffee and syrup, stir with a spoon to loosen the mixture, then use a electric mixer to whisk till very well combined and smooth;
- If adding whipped coconut cream, make sure the can had been refrigerated overnight, scoop out only the solid white part in the top half of the can, transfer into a mixing bowl;
- Add sweetener if preferred, whip on high with a hand held mixer or stand mixer, till fluffy;
- Pipe the whipped cream on top of the latte and dust with cinnamon, enjoy!

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