Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte

    Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte

    You know it’s fall when Starbucks starts featuring Pumpkin Latte on their menu! It’s the most popular drink during fall but me being a tea lover prefer their pumpkin chai tea latte, which is a delightful combination of pumpkin and lots of spices. I had my first pumpkin chai this year a week back, while it was nice I thought it was the regular Starbucks chai with little pumpkin pie spice. I could not really taste any pumpkin in there!

    And so I thought of making this fall drink at home by using some real pumpkin. I used Tazo organic black chai because that’s what people at Starbucks use so yes I guess I was trying to recreate the recipe and if possible better it!

    Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte

    I used little pumpkin puree and cooked it with spices. I then added milk, water and chai tea bags and let it simmer till it came to a boil. The chai was ready in 5 minutes and it was as good as the pumpkin chai tea latte at Starbucks if not better! I would like to mention here that I used only 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin for 1 cup of chai, you can increase the quantity depending on how much you love pumpkin! For me personally 1/2 teaspoon was good enough, I love the spices more! Since the chai tea bags already have lots of spices you can skip adding the cinnamon powder. I love spiced chai so it worked well for me.

     

    Method

    Add pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon powder into a pan on medium heat.

    Cook the pumpkin with spices for 2 minutes till pumpkin is cooked.

    Add water, milk and vanilla.

    Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte-Recipe-Step-1

    Add chai tea bags to the mixture, I used Tazo Organic Chai. Also add the sugar.

    Let the chai come to a boil.
    Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte-Recipe-Step-2Sieve using a strainer and serve hot. Garnish with some whipped topping and nutmeg powder.

    Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte

    * Adjust the quantity of pumpkin puree and the spices to taste and preference. This ratio worked just fine for me.

    * You can also garnish the drink with nutmeg powder and pumpkin pie spice.

    * You can adjust the quantity of milk and water according to your preference. You can use half milk half water or use very little milk or use lots of milk, whatever suits your taste. For a creamier, thicker chai use whole milk.

     

    Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte

    A delightful fall drink made with milk, pumpkin, chai and spices!
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 1
    Author: Manali
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    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon powder into a pan on medium heat.
    2. Cook the pumpkin with spices for 2 minutes till pumpkin is cooked.
    3. Add water, milk and vanilla.
    4. Add chai tea bags to the mixture and let it all come to a boil. Also add the sugar.
    5. Sieve using a strainer and serve hot.
    6. Garnish with some whipped topping and nutmeg powder.

     Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte

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    18 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte

    1. I adored your blog until I read this title. No self respecting indian can say “chai tea latte”. translate it and see how silly it is.. “tea tea latte” Please as a food blogger its you who can change this. Dont feed the starbucks frenzy… Sorry you lost a reader.

      1. Hi Sri, sorry you felt that way. I only tried to recreate Starbucks Prumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte and hence had to give it the same name. Indian chai is always chai..I have other “chai” recipes on the blog but if I try to recreate a recipe I have to give it the same name 🙂

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