My favorite time of year is rapidly approaching and I can barely contain my excitement. Autumn can never come fast enough. The brisk air, ombré leaves, oversized sweaters, boots, leggings, and of course, pumpkin flavored everything! Can you tell I am beyond ready? Today has been really gorgeous in our neck of the woods. The crisp air that circulated through our window at 6 this morning made my heart flutter. Almost immediately I wanted a pumpkin spice latte from our neighborhood café. But instead of paying almost $6 for one, I decided to use what we had on hand to make my own version. It was DELICIOUS (and vegan!) and I couldn't help but share the easy recipe with you all.
I started by steeping some chai tea. You can do this over the stove or in a french press. You can also choose to use loose tea or a chai tea bags. Either works.
You'll also need organic canned pumpkin.
And non-dairy unsweetened milk. I used Hemp because it's creamy.
Once your tea is brewed, reduce your heat to a simmer, and add 4 oz of your non-dairy milk.
Now for the good stuff: PUMPKIN! Add 1 heaping tablespoon to your simmering tea and whisk well.
To sweeten your latte add 1.5 tablespoons of maple syrup.
If you're really looking for that signature Autumn spice flavor add a dash of powdered ginger, vanilla bean, and cinnamon.
Whisk to perfection (I use an electric milk frother), pour in your favorite mug, and enjoy!