For many people, the fall season has become pretty much synonymous with Pumpkin Spice everything. From lattes to baked goods (and hello, Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes) and everything in between, pumpkin spice has pretty much dominated the trendy autumnal foodscape for the past few years.
We’re not hating on pumpkin spice or anything — come on, it’s popular for a reason — but there’s an entire world of different fall flavors and spices that needn’t get shoved out of the limelight all in the name of the PSL. Below, we’ve rounded up 11 of our favorite, most cozy vegan autumn beverages from the Food Monster App that aren’t pumpkin spice flavored. Which one do you want to drink first?
Reishi mushroom is a mild adoptogen, which are herbs and spices that have been found to help reduce stress and balance hormones. This Chocolate Reishi Latte is a great way to incorporate the mushroom into your diet in an easy and delicious way! This latte is a great pick-me-up with breakfast or at night to wind down with something warm and chocolatey.
Everybody is getting on the Chaga mushroom train and with good reason – Chaga is pretty magic. This little mushroom is prized for its medicinal capabilities and this cider is the perfect way to take your medicine. The cinnamon, vanilla, and apple flavors mix together in this recipe for Chaga Cider seamlessly to make a tasty, healthy beverage.
Activated Charcoal Lattes are absolutely stunning. The magic ingredient to pulling off the purplish hue is activated charcoal but it’s not just another pretty ingredient, the right amount of activated charcoal is very effective at detoxifying your body. And not only does this latte taste great, you’ll feel great after drinking it!
Slow Cooker Kahlua Mint Hot Chocolate is warming, chocolaty, and perfectly boozy. It’s a perfect way to warm up and indulge!
Goji Berry Golden Milk is pretty magical thanks to fresh turmeric. It’s got such a bounty of health benefits, not the least of which is its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric also helps with sleep, and guess what? So do goji berries, so this is really a kicked up golden milk!
This Sesame Milk Latte uses sesame seeds to blend up into a creamy and delightful non-dairy milk. Who knew? It’s also great in a latte, the recipe for which you’ll find below!
7. Cafe Style Matcha Tea Latte
Here’s a matcha tea latte that’s reminiscent of its equivalent at a cafe. The trick to preparing a Cafe Style Matcha Tea Latte is to make the tea first, then add the hot plant-based milk and it’ll foam. Enjoy!
Masala Chai literally means “mixed-spice tea” in Hindi. It refers to an aromatic Indian flavor mix of warming spices including cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla. Chai spices will soothe your digestion, clear out your sinuses, and warm up your body from the inside out. They will also boost your immune system and help to rejuvenate your skin. Enough reasons to enjoy this Creamy Chai Latte!
Hot Whiskey is the sort of drink you look forward to for most of the year, but can truly only savor once the weather begins cooling down so that it can properly warm you all the way up! As long as you’re of legal drinking age, just combine whiskey, lemon, cloves, brown sugar, and hot water!
Banana Nog is a simple, easy recipe to tickle your taste buds and fill your tummy! Banana, cinnamon, ginger, non-dairy milk and chia seeds made the perfect cozy, warming beverage.
If you’re interested in playing around with different floral flavors in your drink, start off with this recipe for Slow-Cooker Lavender Rose Hot Chocolate. Remember — a little goes a long way!
On the off-chance you get through all of these drinks and still have a hankering for a classic pumpkin spiced treat, don’t worry — we won’t leave you hanging. Check out this Pumpkin Spice Syrup For Lattes so you can make your own PSL at home, and then whip up a batch of these Pumpkin Spice Crêpes for breakfast. We also recommend reading up on how to Stay Balanced This Season With These 10 Warming Fall Spices
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Lead image source: Chaga Cider