Apple Spice Latte

December 28, 2012

A bowl of popcorn, a mug of apple spice latte, a cozy blanket, one or two favorite holiday movies and someone to snuggle with – these are my ingredients for a wonderful holiday season afternoon or evening! Sit by a lit fireplace, a glowing candle or maybe a sparkly Christmas tree.

Apples have surprising nutritional benefits that justify the “apple a day” adage. Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin which helps to boost and fortify your immune system. They also help to lower cholesterol, decrease risk of diabetes and aid in weight loss.

This warm drink also contains cinnamon, which has been shown to help regulate our blood sugar levels, and has an anti-clotting effect on the blood. It is even recommended for people with Type 2 diabetes to consume. Cinnamon is also believed to boost cognitive function and memory.

Nothing beats a warm mug of apple spice latte to warm the heart. You’ll know just what to serve guests (or yourself) when the cold weather hits. Enjoy the season and celebrate. Cheers!

Apple Spice Latte

Vegan, Raw & Gluten-free

Serves 1


  • 3 apples, juiced (yields about 1/2 a cup)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk ( I used homemade almond milk)
  • dash of cinnamon and nutmeg


  1. Place apples through a juicer.
  2. Heat the apple juice and almond milk on the stove top on medium heat until warm (don’t boil.)
  3. Sprinkle a few dashes of nutmeg and cinnamon over the top. Enjoy immediately.

I hope you love and enjoy this drink as much as I do!

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  • samantha

    This looks very tasty, I am going to try it tomorrow!!

    • Katie

      Hope you enjoyed the latte, Samantha! :)

  • Jessica

    Sounds lovely! But for those of us who don’t have a juicer how much apple juice comes out of 3 apples, so I can buy a good one in a bottle and use that?

    • Katie

      Thanks Jessica! I just measured it out – it’s a little over 1/2 a cup :) I’ll be sure to add this detail to the post.

  • Dawn

    I am brand new to the vegan world and wading in somewhat slowly because for some reason it all seems overwhelming. But your recipes make it seem so possible! Beautiful! Apple Spice Latte-DELICIOUS. I can do this…..

    • Katie

      Hi Dawn, thanks for stopping by! How is your plant-based eating journey coming along? I too felt somewhat overwhelmed when I first started out. The longer you stick with it, the easier it becomes – I promise. Take one day at a time and gradually start adding new foods in. It’s an exciting process! Best of luck to you and please let me know if you have any specific questions, I’m always here to help :)

  • Janine

    I prefer the Vitamix to the juicer. I’m going to try this with apples and almonds and then with apples and almond milk. I love the idea of a healthy latte! If you have a newsletter, please sigh me up!

    • Katie

      Hi Janine, thanks for stopping by! You’ll have to let me know how the recipe turns out using a Vitamix – I’m very curious! As I don’t own a Vitamix (yet) you’ll have to be my tester :) I absolutely have a newsletter – click this link to sign yourself up. I look forward to connecting with you further.

  • Dawn @ Florida Coastal Cooking

    I love the simple ingredient list. YUM!