Okay, before we begin I have a confession to make. I am, like every other white girl in America, obsessed with Pumpkin Spice Latte’s. OBSESSED.
No joke, I even own this shirt
My daughter is right there beside me in my pumpkin spice addiction. In the fall, our favorite Mommy/Daughter date night is to head to the local Barnes and Noble Bookstore, purchase a pumpkin spice chai latte, grab a stack of books we might like and pour through them while drinking our yummy goodness and sharing what we are reading.
Yes, I am raising a pumpkin spice chai latte book worm…and I couldn’t be happier.
So imagine the high pitched squeals that made the dog run for cover when my daughter was planning her Autumn Pumpkin Carving party, and she came across this recipe.
Holy Pumpkin Spice Latte, Bateman!
We adapted this original recipe to include our chai tea.We are tea lovers in this house and drink it constantly. Chai tea has a wonderful spicy-ness to it that is perfect with pumpkin.
If you’d prefer it without the tea, omit the 2 cups of boiling water and the 4 tea bags. Replace the water and chai with 2 cups milk (for a total of 4 cups of milk).
As with all of our party recipes, we make it the day before the party and just reheat it when ready to drink. Just store your yummy Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte in the fridge. When you are ready to serve, you can heat on the stove or in the microwave.
The toppings are limitless. Whipped cream is almost a must, but we have sprinkled pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, or if you really want to go all out drizzle caramel sauce over the top.
Voila! An incredibly cozy drink for a cold autumn day.