Golden Chai Latte

Fall is here and that means cozy drinks! Okay, I know I live on a tropical island but my Canadian genes are begging for a little pumpkin spice and all that’s nice right about now, so this Golden Chai Latte on a rainy afternoon will have to suffice 😉 You can make it caffeinated or not, up to you, but be sure to soak-up every anti-inflammatory, warming sip of this delicious treat!

Yield: 2 servings

Time: 1o minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup water

1/4 tsp ground cardamon

1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

2″ knob of ginger sliced thinly

2 cinnamon sticks

2 whole star anise

6 whole cloves

pinch of black pepper’

pinch of nutmeg

2 black tea bags (optional)

2 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 cups almond or soy milk

Method:

  1. Put all your spices in a small saucepan with the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes covered so you don’t lose all your water. Remove from heat and add your tea bags if you wish to have a caffeinated version and steep for as long as desired, otherwise set aside while you prepare your milk.
  2. In another small saucepan heat your milk to just about a boil and then turn off the heat. Add the coconut milk and maple syrup. Using and immersion blender or frother, froth milk until nice and frothy.
  3. Run spice mixture through a fine mesh strainer pouring evenly between two mugs. Then pour in your milk, again dividing evenly between two mugs. Garnish with a little pinch of nutmeg if desired and then serve immediately. Enjoy!

 

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