Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

my pumpkin latte

Paleo Pumpkin Latte

I am one of those people who goes pumpkin-crazy the second I spot an autumn-colored leaf on a tree.

It has been years since I have been able to drink a yummy, creamy pumpkin latte because I can’t drink milk or almond milk. However things changed this year and I am excited to share what’s new with me because this might help you too.

I have a history of crohn’s disease. 14 years ago I was diagnosed with prolonged hospitalizations and the words “profound onset”.

After the first few years, I stabilized and actually got back to the place where I was able to enjoy cream-based specialty coffee beverages for a while. However, by 2010 I could no longer tolerate milk-based products due to the damage that crohn’s had taken on my body.

Last January I went on the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol of the Paleo diet). Over the past 9 months I have learned how to cook with coconut milk, coconut cream, and ghee.

Since then, yummy, creamy textures such as ice cream, milkshakes, and lattes have been added back to my life.

As trivial as that may sound, when you have not had those treats for years, being able to have them again will take your breath away because you forget how delightful they are (cue lovely, joyful, touching music).

Over the recent weeks, I have been playing with pumpkin puree, coffee and coconut milk in attempt to come up with a simple pumpkin latte that I can make at home to enjoy during this yummy season.

pumpkin patch

Pumpkin Patch with Chris

I thought that today would be the perfect to day share my recipe since today is National Coffee Day


2 Cups of Brewed Coffee

1 Cup Coconut Cream (when you refrigerate a can of **Full Fat** Coconut Milk  for 24 hours the top layer will become thick, this is referred to as coconut cream—scoop that off to use in recipe;  depending on brand, you may need 2 cans)

1/3 Cup Pureed Pumpkin 

1/4 cup Maple Syrup

1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 tsp Cinnamon


Pour ingredients into a blender and mix

This can be re-heated in a pan or a microwave

~It is so easy~

Enjoy ❤

*AIP Tip: Coffee is a re-intro and not part of the initial diet. Some people do not tolerate it well. 

*Migraine Tip: Coffee can be a migraine trigger for some people.

3 thoughts on “Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

  1. This sounds really good. I think I will try this when I get back from photographing trip. I too have always had issues digesting milk. I also have been doing a lot of coconut milk. With my coffee. But I do indulge occasionally in a standard milkshake. But not very often. Mostly when I feel good. Or have a really bad stomachache. Sometimes the coconut milk just doesn’t cut it. Where do you get the pictures that you post with your postings. And if you take him yourself what are you using a point-and-shoot camera? Or a smart phone. I just got a Sony a 6000 last Christmas and the new iPhone 6. I find it I’m actually taking a lot of pictures with my iPhone 6. And they’re coming out fairly good. And I can still print them. Your friend Chelsea


    • Thank you Chelsea, I hope you enjoy it. Yes, milk makes my stomach hurt terribly. I am really happy that I have learned how to cook with coconut milk. The pictures on my blog are taken by me (occasionally unless I note otherwise). I use an iPhone 5. We broke our “nice” camera and I have been wanting to replace it but I have been wondering if I would end up using that or keep using my phone. Either way, I am saving my coins for the iPhone 6! You pics are lovely. ❤ Jessica

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      • I have an iPhone 6. And I have got some great shots from it. I have also seen some amazing photos taken with the iPhone six and 6+. That look just as good as any point and shoot camera. If you’re not planning to make huge prints from your photos. I would seriously consider just getting a iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and use that as your camera. If you’re only using the camera for posting images on the web the six or 6+ will be more than enough camera.

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