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Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

This vegan-friendly Pumpkin Spice Latte is a healthier alternative to the coffee-shop version. Do yourself (and your wallet) a favor, and make this tea latte at home!  No artificial dye, no artificial flavoring, and REAL pumpkin. 
Makes 2 large lattes, or 4 small, plus extra Pumpkin Spice Purée.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 95kcal
Author Champagne Tastes

Ingredients

Pumpkin Spice Purée:

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée (either canned or freshly roasted)
  • 1/2 cup milk OR coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp sugar, to taste

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte:

  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 TB pumpkin purée
  • 2 tsp chai or 2 teabags
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • To Serve (Optional): extra cinnamon or nutmeg

Instructions

Pumpkin Spice Purée:

  • In a small saucepan, mix all ingredients for pumpkin spice purée, stir, and heat on medium until hot. If you aren't sure how sweet you want the purée, add the sugar last and sweeten to taste. Set purée aside.
    Tip: Make sure to sweeten to taste.
  • Next, steep tea in hot water for 5-7 minutes.
  • Steam milk. If you don't have a milk steamer, heat milk on stovetop and use a hand-held frother or immersion blender to create some froth (froth optional).
  • Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin spice purée into a large mug, or 2 teaspoons of purée for a small teacup. Top with brewed tea, leaving room for milk. Stir to pumpkin mixture into tea.
  • Pour milk into each cup, holding back the froth with a spoon. Top with foam.
  • Optional: Dust with more cinnamon or nutmeg.  Serve immediately.
    Note:  If lattes are left to set, some pumpkin may settle to the bottom.  If not serving immediately, stir again before serving.
  • Leftover pumpkin purée can be refrigerated and saved for 2-3 more lattes.

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Notes

Nutrition information assumes 2% milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 8390IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 0.7mg