Be Different and Drink Sweet Potato Spice Frozen Lattes

 

Pumpkin spice frozen coffee seems to have a cult following and just heating the name invokes thoughts of sweaters and multi-colored leaves.  It’s a knee jerk reaction that you just can’t help.

While I certainly have a recipe for pumpkin spice lattes both hot and frozen sometimes you have to try something new and different.  Or maybe you have some sweet potatoes left over from dinner which was what got me started in this direction!

You probably know the coffee concentrate drill by now, but here it is again just in case! The one thing that you need to make ahead is the cold brewed coffee concentrate. You can make it on the weekend and use it all week long. There is very little hands on time and it cold brews by sitting out overnight while you sleep. My favorite way to make food!

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Are you a coffee hater? Leave it out completely and just add a touch more nondairy milk.

Vegan Sweet Potato Spice Frozen Latte

Makes about 2 to 3 servings
soy-free, gluten-free, no added oil

  • 1/4 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1/4 cup (63ml) cold brewed coffee concentrate (or 1 cup (250ml) regular brewed coffee)
  • 1/4 cup (63ml) So Delicious Coconut creamer original flavor (to make it extra rich – you can use only non-dairy milk if you prefer)
  • 1 cup (250ml) Unsweetened So Delicious Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • pinch cloves
  • pinch allspice
  • pinch nutmeg
  • Sweetener to taste: brown sugar, stevia, agave nectar, or maple syrup, etc. (I used 1 packet Nu-Stevia)
  • 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum or 1 teaspoon pectin (do not leave out – it holds it together!)
  • 2 cups ice

In a blender mix everything except for the sweetener, xanthan gum and ice. Taste and adjust sweetener as needed. Remember this is a concentrated flavor so it needs to be a little sweeter now to be just right later.

Then add xanthan gum (or pectin) and blend. This will keep the different ingredients from separating.

Add the ice. Depending on your blender you may have to add it 1/2 cup at a time. I have a really powerful one so I can blend it all in at once.

You can add more coconut milk if it’s too thick or you can add more ice if it’s too thick.

Comments

  1. Interesting use of pectin to keep ingredients from separating. I’ll have to try! Looks yummy!

  2. Any chance you could sub chia seeds for the xanthan gum/pectin?

    • Kathy Hester says:

      I certainly haven’t tried it, but it might work. The think about ice based drinks is that often the liquid stays separate making it less like and icee or shake. Let me know if you try it!

  3. I had no clue about the cult following of Pumpkin spice frozen coffee!! Now that you posted a recipe, I’ll have to become part of the cult! I have made pumpkin hot lattes before, but not frozen. Thanks for sharing!

  4. what a unique recipe! i totally dig it.

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