Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chai Latte

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 I am really excited about this Pumpkin Pie Spiced Chai Latte for two reasons:
1. I made a very cool coffee house drink at home for pennies.
2. I made froth at home without any special equipment and made this drink really look like I bought it at a coffee house.

PS... don't want a hot drink.... allow the drink to cool down in the fridge.  Place drink with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream in the blender and zap.  Voila, now you have a pumpkin pie spiced chai latte milkshake.  That's how my kids enjoyed it. :)   ( no foam needed for this preparation)



Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of milk (any kind)
1 bag of black tea
1 heaping Tbs pumpkin puree
1 cinnamon stick
2-4 green cardamom pods
2-4 cloves
grated fresh nutmeg ( 10 scrapes)
sweetener of choice (sugar, agave, maple syrup, splenda)


Directions:
In a saucepan on medium-low heat gently simmer milk, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, pumpkin puree, sweetener (of choice), grated nutmeg until hot.

 Then turn off heat and steep tea bag for 2-3 minutes (or longer depending how strong you want the tea flavor).  Strain into coffee mug and drink while hot.  Enjoy. 


How to make foam at home (without frother or machine):



 Supplies: microwave safe container with tight fitting lid.

Place 1/4 cup of milk in container and shake for 45 seconds or longer until froth forms.  Take lid off and place in microwave so the froth floats to the top.  Use a spoon to skim the froth off the milk and place it on your latte.













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14 comments:

  1. What a great idea Ramona. I love the froth and the latte sounds delish. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend to you and your family. Enjoy!

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  2. Oh I am totally going to make this today. Thank you!

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  3. This is wonderful! I love it! Definitely will be giving it a try!

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  4. This sounds delicious!!! I make my own lattes at home just about every day... saves me 4 bucks! :)

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  5. Homemade foam!!!!! Why have I never known this secret?

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  6. Love this latte! And homemade foam - genius!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving, my sweet friend!

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  7. I could use this right now! Just finished my three pies and I'm stopping for a little break before the next thing. Pumpkin pie chai latte sounds perfect and looks amazing. Happy Thanksgiving, Ramona!

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  8. Drooling over that beautiful latte.

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  9. That is gorgeous, full stop. Looks better than any Starbucks equivalent, and is probably healthier too.

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  10. Man, I want this now! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  11. Gabbi will be thrilled to have this. Last year as part of the TasteMakers program with FoodBuzz I had the chance to sample Godiva's Pumpkin Spice Coffee and it was fantastic. I made Gabbi a little girl coffee drink and she loved it. Thanks for sharing this.

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  12. This looks DELICIOUS. I love chai tea and making it with pumpkin... mmmmm. I am trying this one tonight!

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