To be honest I don't really eat out or hit drive-throughs anymore. Because of that, I am finding new ways to indulge in my restaurant favorites at home. I used to love running through Starbucks, but I have to say, my Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte just might be better than anything that I used to get there, and I can get a whole pitcher of drinks for the cost of one at the store.
Conjuring your new favorite brew!
This recipe starts with brewing an extra-strong chai tea. Pick your favorite, I used the tevana, but I have even seen a Pumpkin Spice Chai out in the wild, so use what you like or explore something new.
Chai tea is spicy and with sweet notes so enhancing the flavor and gently sweetening it with just a little bit of sugar and adding a little extra spice is all it needs. I love the extra spicy notes that the pie spices brings. It makes for a beautifully balanced latte.
Once you have brewed your tea, let it cool. I like to make a batch of this once a week and just keep it in the fridge. This lets me have easy access to an iced latte whenever I need a little mid-day pick me up.
I love all things pumpkin that are not pie and this just might be my new favorite. It's like strawberry milk in the summer, but for fall!
This is a quick to make slightly sweet milk. I simply bring some milk, pumpkin puree, and a little sweetened condensed milk to a simmer, let it steep, then strain and cool. I could probably just drink it straight, but it is a fantastic compliment to the chai tea.
Feel free to use any milk you like, any type will work if you want to make this dairy-free.
Building a fantastic latte!
To make the latte, fill a glass to the top with ice. Then fill it about ⅔'s full with the chai concentrate. Top with a splash of Pumpkin Milk and enjoy.
The best part is that you can add as much or as little pumpkin milk as you like. Tailor it to your taste and make this Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte your new favorite fall drink!
What to pair with your latte!
My recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bread that you see in these pictures is a fantastic accompaniment and makes for a wonderful midday pick me up!
If you like this latte for breakfast try it with my Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls. They are super fluffy and ooey-gooey, and just so fall you could scream!
I would also love it with my Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. They are JUST as good as what you can get at the coffee shop, but you can enjoy to your heart's content!
And if you prefer a coffee, grab my homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer recipe that spices up your morning cup of joe in just the right way!
If you make this recipe, please let me know by leaving a review at the bottom of this page!
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A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
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