Its seems that we are bombarded daily (hourly?) with advertisements for all these new, fancy autumn drinks (both hot and cold) from Starbucks and Dunkin’ and those such places. And of course the fancier and more seasonal (“Hurry in – available for a limited time only!”) they are, the more expensive they are. Though, I admit, the advertising has been working on me! Then I thought “Hey, I can make that at home”! Looked around for a pumpkin chai latte recipe that worked for me and couldn’t find one, so I made my own. Here is:
Pumpkin Chai Latte
4 Cups – Milk (I used Skim, but any kind will work)
3 TBS – Canned pumpkin
2 TBS – Sugar
2 tsp – Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 tsp – Vanilla
And your favorite loose or bagged Chai tea!
1. In a small sauce pan heat milk and whisk in next four ingredients (through vanilla) until very hot, but not boiling.
2. Then transfer to tea-pot and add tea in tea ball or some such. Steep for five minutes, or to taste. (if using a small enough pot, you can steep the tea right in the pot – as long as the tea is completely submerged in milk mixture)
Makes about 2 1/2 to 3 cups.
This is a great way to have a delicious fall treat at home! Doesn’t that look pretty? If you want to sweeten it up a bit more, just a some whipped cream for a decadent sweet treat!