It's not Fall. It's Pumpkin Spice Season. It's. In. Every. Thing. Food or non-food, people have a mad-crazy obsession with pumpkin spice. So, for you lovers of the spiced-up orange, round gourd. this-- from oh, how CIVILIZED:
Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte
2 cups milk any kind
2 chai tea bags
4 tablespoons pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Heat pumpkin puree and spices on low heat.
In a saucepan, stir together pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Use a spoon to mash the ingredients.
Add milk, brown sugar, and chai tea bags. Simmer on low for five minutes then take off heat. Discard tea bags and add vanilla extract.
If you're using loose tea, put the tea into a tea filter bag. Keep stirring while on the stovetop so that pumpkin puree is completely incorporated into the milk and the sugar has dissolved.
Froth pumpkin spice chai latte.
Pour drink into an electric milk frother or French press to froth. To froth in a French press, fill it halfway with the latte and pump the plunger up and down a few times until the drink doubles in volume.
Pour latte into two cups.
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