Day 323 - How To Usher In The Holidays With A Chai Latte.
Hello, Holidays! Big celebrations are just around the corner as thanksgiving kicks off the season of celebrating next week. When I think of the holidays, I think of all the delicious ways to create. There are cookies to bake, candies melt, meals to prepare and drinks to mix. While all these edible bites are a good way to celebrate. I think it's important to kick off the season with a little spicy kick in the pants, the spicy chai latte. There is something about a spicy chai latte that screams welcome to the holiday season. Maybe it's the scoops of soothing cinnamon or the way the ginger spice adds a level of warmth to every last drop of creamy milk. Whatever it is, a Chai Latte is a perfect way to usher in the holidays.
Today's project is to create a tradition of kicking off the holidays with cup of something special. Perhaps you prefer a cup of hot cocoa, a splash of egg nog or a cup of mulled wine? Whatever you choose today, whip up and greet in the holidays with warmth and a big smile. Clink your glass with a friend and find joy in the start of the season. If you are interested in creating the perfect chai latte right in your own kitchen, here is a delicious recipe.
The Perfect Chai Latte.
(makes 2- 8oz cups)
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tea strainer packed with black tea
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/3 tsp ground ginger
- coconut whipped cream topping (optional)
Step 1: In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the almond milk. When it starts to simmer, immediately remove from heat.
Step 2: Hook the tea strainer to the side of the saucepan and let steep in the warm almond milk for 10 minutes. Remove and discard tea. Stir in the maple syrup until combined. Mix in the remaining spices. If the mixture has cooled warm to a palatable temperature.
Step 3: Serve warm with a dollop of coconut whipped cream. Yum!
Until tomorrow Holiday Spice and everything nice!