This fall treat yourself to a homemade Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte! Spiced pumpkin puree is first caramelized before being whisked with milk. This is infused with Chai tea and vanilla before being poured into mugs and topped with frothed milk.

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Hug in a mug. That’s what this pumpkin spice chai latte is.

On any given day, I’m a cup of coffee with creamer kind of gal, but every once again I make chai lattes. They are a special occasion beverage that I truly don’t mind putting in the minimal (yet still some) effort for. As you’re aware, fall is right around the corner, and pumpkin-everything is all up in our faces. I thought I would join in -because why not?- and share my recipe for homemade pumpkin spice chai lattes!

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As you know I love chai! The spice and the tea. I’ve steeped the tea into ice cream, and baked the spice blend into pumpkin pie and into apple pecan rolls! Today I’m combining chai latte with pumpkin and pumpkin spice for a milky, cozy beverage collaboration!

To Make This Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Recipe You Will Need:

In a medium saucepan, add the puree, light brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice and heat on medium-low.

I’m using canned pumpkin for this because the thought of roasting a pumpkin for 1/3 cup bums me out. However, you can bet on me making it as soon as I have a stock pile of puree in my freezer.

Moving on.

Continuously stirring for 5 minutes or until the puree is thick and caramelized. It should resemble tomato paste.

Pour in 2 cups milk. I’m using whole milk, but I would like to think any milk you prefer would work.

Heat on medium, whisking constantly until hot. Do not let this boil or scotch on the bottom. I gauge it by when it starts to steam.

It’s Beginning to look a lot like a latte!

Steep 3 chai tea bags into the hot milk for 5 minutes.

Pro Tip: I use a magnet to hold them in place. #lifehack

Squeeze out the tea bags before discarding. TO do this: 0ver the pot, use a spoon to hold the tea bag and then I wrap the string around it and squeeze

Lastly, add in 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract.

Keep warm on low heat while you froth some milk.

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Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of milk to a small sauce pan. Heat on high while vigorously whisking. It doesn’t take long for the milk to froth. Keep whisking.

Note: I haven’t tried this with any other milk but whole, so I’m unsure of the results. If you happen to know if frothing almond, cashew or any other milk can be done, feel free to leave a comment down below! 🙂

Finally, pour the pumpkin spice chai latte into two mugs.

And spoon the frothy milk over top.

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Something to keep in mind; if small pumpkin fibers and/or the collection of spice at the bottom of your mug weirds you out, you may want to pour it through a few layers of cheesecloth before pouring it into mugs and serving.

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Dust with a little extra pumpkin pie spice and serve with snappy ginger cookies!

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Enjoy! And if you give this Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte
Yield: 2 (8 ounce) cups

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

This fall treat yourself to a homemade Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte! Spiced pumpkin puree is first caramelized before being whisked with milk. This is infused with Chai tea and vanilla before being poured into mugs and topped with frothed milk.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 cups milk (any), plus 1/2 cup for frothing
  • 3 chai tea bags
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, add the pumpkin puree, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Heat on medium to medium-low heat stirring often until slightly thicker, resembling tomato paste. About 5 mintues.
  2. Pour in the milk and heat until steaming hot. Not boiling. Remove off of the heat and add the 3 chai tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bags and whisk in the vanilla. Keep warm on low heat while preparing the frothy milk.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of milk in a small skillet. Heat on high, whisking vigerously until frothy. This takes only a few minutes.
  5. Divide the pumpkin spice chai latte into 2 mugs, and spoon frothy milk over the top.

Notes

If small pumpkin fibers and/or the collection of spice at the bottom of your mug weirds you out, you may want to pour it through a few layers of cheesecloth before pouring it into mugs and serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1 mug

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 39mg Carbohydrates: 20g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.