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The Only Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce You'll Ever Need

The following recipe post was created by Emily of Eat or Drink. Eat or Drink is an allergy-friendly food and lifestyle blog with a focus on eating and living without gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, or peanuts. Emily is a consumer of JOI and quickly fell in love with our product. With her passion for recipe creation Emily wanted to create something special just for JOI. 

What really got me excited about JOI was all the possibilities. Apart from the obvious delicious nut milk it can make, I saw it as a jumping off point for so many vegan or dairy free recipes. I quickly put it to the test in my standard Alfredo sauce recipe. Normally I would have to fuss around with soaking nuts overnight and then make sure my blender got them completely smooth. With JOI I just added a couple spoonfuls and out came delicious, savory, creamy vegan goodness. From there I decided to try something a little different, and oh boy is it good.

This Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce is incredible. The JOI makes it so incredibly creamy and of course easy to make. I had to stop myself from eating it all with a spoon before I even cooked pasta. And while it does go perfect with pasta, it’s really great on anything. You could even grab a bag of chips, and boom, it’s a delicious dip. This Alfredo Sauce has a warming combination of flavors between the garlic, pumpkin, nutmeg, and pepper. To round it all out and add a cheesy tang I added a little bit of apple cider vinegar. Trust me, you’ll want a double batch of this sauce.


Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Yields: 3 Cups Sauce


1 - 15 oz. can pure pumpkin puree

2/3 cup water

4 tablespoons JOI cashew nutbase

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt


In a blender, blend all ingredients starting on medium and working your way up to high. Scrape down sides if necessary. Blend until smooth and creamy.

This sauce can be used on pasta, vegetables, spaghetti squash, zoodles, and even as a dip.


If you are heating the sauce in a pot with pasta or other warm dishes you may need to add a small amount of water to loosen it up while heating.

Up Your Latte Game with This Anti-Oxidant Packed, Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Latte

Have you jumped on the turmeric bandwagon yet? If not, we’ve got a PSA for you—and a brand new partnership with Burlap & Barrel, hands down the best purveyor of this super spice you’re going to find (you can thank us later).

So here’s the deal. Turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, taste-enhancing gem of a spice. You might be most familiar with it as a key flavor in curry, but turmeric can also seriously up your latte game.

Let us introduce you to the Golden Latte. Made with JOI and top-quality spices from our friends at Burlap & Barrel, this is a morning (or afternoon, or evening) pick-me-up that you’ll really be able to feel good about. Frothy milk made from 100% almond or cashew JOI nutbase, a touch of sweetener, and the warming taste of ginger, cinnamon, and of course, turmeric? Yeah, you’re gonna be hooked.

Here’s our recipe for a Golden Milk Latte made with JOI and Burlap & Barrel spices:

What’s in it:
2 TB JOI almond or cashew nutbase
8 oz water
½ tsp Burlap & Barrel New Harvest Turmeric
½ tsp maple syrup, date syrup, honey or sweetener of choice
¼ tsp ground ginger, or 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced thinly
¼ tsp Burlap & Barrel Cinnamon Verum
¼ tsp vanilla extract
A pinch of ground pepper (optional but assists with absorption of turmeric))

How it’s made:
Blend water with JOI and warm the JOI nut milk in a saucepan over low heat.
Add all other ingredients to the saucepan, and whisk to combine.
Allow to steep for 2 minutes (or longer if using fresh ginger); stir, strain into mug and enJOI.

Or, skip the warm milk and serve on ice.

Ready to make this Golden Milk Latte part of your everyday routine? Lucky you, we’re celebrating teaming up with Burlap & Barrel with a sweet deal—order your JOI + Burlap & Barrel kit today!