Caffeine-free pumpkin spice "latte" for kids or anyone who loves the taste of autumn. Super simple and easy to prepare, the refined sugar free syrup keeps all autumn long in the refrigerator. So, you can make a homemade PSL anytime you want.
Rest assured, this is a caffeine-free pumpkin spice "latte". Really, it would most accurately be called a steamer. Or, a flavored steamed milk. And, it's totally vegan and dairy-free.
For the homemade pumpkin spice syrup
How to make kids autumn bombs - pumpkin spice steamed milk
Make the refined sugar free homemade pumpkin spice syrup first.
Then mix 1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice syrup with 8 ounces (1 cup) of warmed almond milk. You can use any type of plant-based milk (soy milk, coconut milk, rice milk), so pick the one you and your kids like best.
Top with marshmallows and a dusting of cinnamon!
For a pumpkin spice hot chocolate fall drink for kids, add a tablespoon of this pumpkin spice syrup to a cup of hot cocoa.
It's super easy drink to make at home for kids when the weather starts turning a bit cold.
First of all, can I get some love on the name I came up with? AUTUMN BOMBS.
Doesn't it just sound fun? I'm normally terrible at naming stuff like this, but this one got the approval of the boys AND my husband.
*round of applause* Thank you. Thank you very much.
Okay, back to the drink.
My boys have been making their own coffee-less kids pumpkin spice lattes with our homemade pumpkin spice syrup, which stores really well in the refrigerator. Don't worry, there's no caffeine here to fuel Nerf battles.
How to make it kid-friendly
I keep the syrup in a pourable container to reduce the mess. It would also work really well in an empty, clean, squeezable ketchup jar! I told them how long to heat up the milk in the microwave, so it didn't get too hot.
These fall drinks for kids are like pumpkin spice steamers or pumpkin spice steamed milk. Basically, warm, delicious autumn bombs.
A great alternative to hot cocoa. Or, if you're trying to stay away from coffee or caffeine, this is the perfect way to inject fall flavor in your own caffeine-free pumpkin spice latte.
Warm milk + pumpkin spice syrup + marshmallows. Can you get any more autumn than that? An explosion of flavor and fun, in a Star Wars mug.
Little boy dream drink that’s easy enough for them to prepare themselves. Plus, tell a kid it’s called an autumn bomb and they’ll automatically like it. Promise.
P.S. - If you're looking for vegan marshmallows, Trader Joe's has some good ones that also happen to be gluten-free. You can also order some online.
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- 1 tablespoon homemade pumpkin spice syrup, refined sugar free!
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ⅓ cup marshmallows (optional, but recommended)
- dusting of ground cinnamon
- Stir pumpkin spice syrup and milk together in a mug and heat in microwave for one minute.
- Stir again, test temperature of milk to make sure it's not too hot or too cold.
- Add a dusting of cinnamon and marshmallows and serve!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 1g
Nutritional calculations are done using online tools, such as recipe widget Create. Even though we have tried to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates.