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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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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