Pumpkin Spiced Chai Tea Latte

by Amy on 10/01/2013

  

Pumpkin Spiced Chai Tea Latte
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It’s Autumn…and that means pumpkin-spiced everything! Everywhere you look, from Starbucks to gas stations, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are the go-to Fall beverage.

But what is lurking in the cup? Across the board, these drinks have enormous amounts of sugar (or high fructose corn syrup), artificial flavors, colors, GMOs, preservatives and more. Ick!

It’s easy to make a pumpkin spiced latte at home. Mama Natural made a great version with espresso, but what about those of us who don’t want a coffee based version?

Enter the Pumpkin Spiced Chai Tea Latte!

Strong chai tea meets coconut milk (or raw milk), pumpkin puree, spices and maple syrup for a real food treat that is ALL FALL!

Pumpkin Spiced Chai Tea Latte
by Amy Love, Real Food Whole Health

4 oz water
2 tea bags organic chai tea
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 ½ TBL maple syrup (or to taste)
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice (or to taste)

Boil your water.
Pour into cup/mug and steep two tea bags in hot water for 5 or so minutes.
Remove tea bags.
Add remaining ingredients and blend using an immersion blender (or pour into a traditional blender).
Taste and adjust maple syrup and spices to your liking.
If it’s not hot enough, simply pour into a pot and heat over medium heat until steaming.

Enjoy!

*Don’t have chai tea? You can use black tea just as easily. Simply adjust the spices to your liking to compensate.


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Tiffany Banks October 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Canned coconut milk or the stuff in the carton in the refrigerator section?

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Amy October 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I used canned (BPA free) organic coconut milk, full fat, Native Forest brand. Before using in the latte, I blended the coconut milk with my immersion blender so that it was a uniform consistency (not cream on top, liquid on the bottom). If you were to use the carton coconut milk, or homemade, I’d reduce the amount to maybe 3/4 cup because it won’t be as thick. Hope that helps- enjoy!

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