Alright, pumpkin spice super-fans: this one is for you.
From August 30 to October 31, the major coffee house chain Peet’s Coffee will be serving a 100 percent vegan pumpkin spice latte. From the plant-based coconut milk used to make the drink to its coconut whipped cream topping, the entire beverage is vegan.
“There is no flavor that evokes the feeling of autumn quite as effectively as pumpkin, and we’re pleased to present this classic fall flavor in a new way to our customers by offering an entirely non-dairy beverage by preparing these and other favorites with coconut milk and optionally topping them with our premium whipped coconut cream,” said Patrick Main, the Senior Research and Development Manager of Peet’s Coffee.
Peet’s introduced coconut whipped cream to its menu in 2016 to a positive and warm reception and is therefore also proud to announce the permanent addition to its menu of coconut milk at all locations.
The price of the pumpkin spice latte will range between $3.80 and $5.10 USD, depending on location and substitutions, and features a mix of hand-pulled espresso, pumpkin, and freshly steamed plant-milk, topped with a light dusting of fragrant spices.
Make your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte and Coconut Whip!
We’re all about dropping a few dollars on a warm and cozy, indulgent vegan latte in celebration of the changing season, but we’re also always down to try and make our own homemade versions of the different products sold in stores and coffee shops. Nothing beats the smell of vanilla, pumpkin, and nutmeg brewing together in your kitchen at home, right? Below we’ve looked through our Food Monster App to help you out with some recipes and tips about how to create the perfect vegan PSL and coconut whipped cream at home. You’ll be happy you did!
Begin by mastering this Pumpkin Spice Syrup For Lattes recipe by Larice Feuerstein.
This is the vegan pumpkin spice syrup recipe to give any and all of your Autumn drinks that delicious spicy-sweet pumpkin flavor. Now, you can save money and time and make your own cozy pumpkin beverages right from home. Yum!
Next, you’re going to want to learn How to Make Homemade Unsweetened Coconut Milk.
Wendy Irene has you covered. Instead of a long list of ingredients, you need only two for this plant milk recipe: unsweetened coconut and water. If you’re into flavoring your milk with vanilla, you can add that in as well, but for our vegan PSL purposes, we suggest allowing the syrup above to do most of the work in terms of flavor.
Finally, top your drink off with this elevated Spiced Whipped Coconut Cream by Wendy Irene.
There are about a million reasons to love whipped cream, but this one is special because it’s spiced to perfection. Absolutely stunning.
We hope you’re excited (or at least accepting) of the fact that pumpkin spice season has officially landed. Join the craze and explore more vegan pumpkin spice recipes, if you desire. We also recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!
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