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The Best Alternatives To Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Written by Mari
Yes, there are alternatives to pumpkin spice lattes. You should drink them all immediately.

Sweater season is upon us which means boots, scarves and pretty colored leaves falling softly along the sidewalk. Just kidding, it means the party’s over and you and your cold brew are probably about to go through a breakup. While the more basic of us will consider a pumpkin spice latte a suitable upgrade, there are still plenty of pumpkin-less (but just as hot) choices available. Keep swiping left until you find your dream drink.

Your whole life doesn't need to be about PSL (but it can be)

Your whole life doesn’t need to be about PSL (but it can be)

The London Fog

Rich, creamy and comforting, this drink is perfect for tea lovers everywhere as the coffee element is replaced entirely with tea. Bonus: it’s also super easy to make at home — just pour some steamed milk and vanilla syrup into your earl grey tea. Add a pinch of lavender to make things extra luxurious.

An exquisite London Fog latte, via Twitter

An exquisite London Fog latte, via Twitter

Peppermint Latte

Mint fans, rejoice. Turns out peppermint goes perfectly with espresso and milk. Add sweet mocha sauce and whipped cream if you’re feeling extra indulgent. Peppermint coffee drinks are also the one of the most perfect warm weather alternatives to pumpkin spice lattes, because mint is naturally refreshing and is delish cold, too.

Peppermint lattes galore, we say! via Instagram

Peppermint lattes galore, we say! via Instagram

Banana Milk Coffee

Bored of soy milk? Think nut milks are cool, but wanna get a bit more wild? Try some banana milk, which according to Eater, is deliciously creamy and slightly sweet. We’re also guessing it’ll go perfect with our next suggestion.

Banana milk lattes might just be your new jam. via Instagram

Banana milk lattes might just be your new jam. via Instagram

Nutella Latte

According to our brains, Nutella is one of those things that goes with everything. Naturally, this hazelnut chocolatey goodness definitely works with coffee. Simply pour your hot espresso over a tablespoon of Nutella and whisk till thoroughly mixed. Add steamed milk and voila! (Feel free to check out our gluten-free Nutella recipe, too!)

Nutella lattes are clearly a form of Heaven on Earth. via Instagram

Nutella lattes are clearly a form of Heaven on Earth. via Instagram

Rose Latte

Can’t handle fully saying goodbye to summer? While this floral cup of coffee isn’t exactly a trip to the botanical gardens, a bit of rosewater or rose essence can add a delicate floral taste to your coffee that just might take you back, making it one of the most exotic and femme alternatives to pumpkin spice lattes out there.

Yes, those are real rose petals on this popular-in-Asia latte. via Instagram

Yes, those are real rose petals on this popular-in-Asia latte. via Instagram

Matcha Latte

Not only is this alternative to pumpkin spice lattes delicious, it’s also packed with antioxidants to keep your immune system in check. Increased energy without the coffee crash? Count us in, and we bet these matcha green tea donuts would pair especially well with a hot cuppa green.

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About the author

Mari

Mari Santos is a writer by day, fashion designer by night. She wishes she had a better super power than crippling anxiety, but invisibility was already taken. Follow her on social at @mar1onette (instagram) and @sarimantos (twitter).

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