As the leaves change colors, many of us are donning our sweaters and reaching for pumpkin-spiced-anything. Take fall to the next level with this delicious Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte, a warming treat that combines the best flavors of autumn all into one cup.
Chai Pumpkin Latte
- 1 teaspoon Chai Cheer
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon honey (We love Gold Tap’s Vanilla Betty Honey)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (Alternatively, you can make your own by combining 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger, a dash of nutmeg, a dash of cloves)
- A pinch of salt
- Optional: ½ teaspoon arrowroot starch or cornstarch
- Optional garnish: 1 cinnamon stick or star anise
Coconut Whipped Cream
- 1 can (14 ounces) full fat coconut milk, chilled overnight (or at least 10 hours)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
To make the Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte:
- Place tea in a stainless steel tea ball or tea filter.
- In a small saucepan, bring ½ cup of water to a gentle boil. Remove the water from the heat, add tea ball, and let steep for 5 minutes. Carefully remove tea ball using tongs.
- Add almond milk, pumpkin puree, honey, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice (or your DIY blend) and salt to the pan. Whisk in arrowroot starch or cornstarch (optional). Pour the mixture into a stand blender or use an immersion blender and blend until the components are blended and creamy (about a minute or two).
- Pour mixture back into pan and gently rewarm on stovetop. Pour latte into mug. Top with coconut whipped cream (recipe below) and/or garnish.
To make the Coconut Whipped Cream:
- Open can of chilled coconut milk and scoop the solid coconut cream into the chilled bowl. (Use leftover coconut milk in smoothies, oatmeal or other dish.) Using a hand mixer, beat the cream until fluffy and smooth.
- Add honey, vanilla extra and cinnamon and blend to combine.
- Use immediately or cover and store in fridge for up to three days.
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