Sweet Potato Spice Frozen Latte
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Pumpkin spice has a cult following. It’s now in everything fall-themed, from drinks to body lotions. Why not break out of the pumpkin spice latte mold and give this delicious sweet potato drink a chance to be your new favorite?
Serves: 2 servings
  • 1¼ cups (312 ml) dairy-free milk beverage (your choice of type)
  • ¼ cup (64 g) sweet potato purée
  • ¼ cup (63 ml) coffee concentrate*
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Sweetener of choice, to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon xanthan gum or 1 teaspoon pectin or 1½ teaspoons (7 g) ground chia seeds
  • 2 cups (43 g) ice
  1. Add the milk beverage, sweet potato, coffee and spices to your blender. Blend until they’re combined well and there are no lumps of potato.
  2. Add the xanthan gum (or pectin or chia seeds) and blend. This ingredient will keep the others from separating. Now taste and add sweetener, adjusting as needed. Remember, this is a concentrated flavor, so it needs to be a little sweeter now to be just right with ice.
  3. Add the ice. Depending on how powerful your blender is, you may have to add it ½ cup (120 g) at a time.
  4. Add more milk beverage if it’s too thick or more ice if it’s too thin.
Coffee Concentrate: You can use store-bought or the quick recipe that Kathy includes in the book!

Coffee-Free: For a Sweet Potato Spice Frozen Latte sans caffeine, simply leave out the coffee concentrate and add a touch more dairy-free milk beverage.

Thickening Options: If you don’t have xanthan gum, pectin or chia seeds, add about half of a large frozen banana. One of my lovely testers, Mary Banker, came up with the ground chia. Chia is less expensive than xanthan gum and adds a nutritional boost.

Reprinted with permissions from The Easy Vegan Cookbook Copyright © 2015 by Kathy Hester. Published by Page St Publishing.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/sweet-potato-spice-frozen-latte