Chai Tea 11⁄2 cups water 1⁄2 cup milk (any milk will do) 1 tbsp loose black tea OR 1 black tea bag 4-5 green cardamom pods 1⁄2 cinnamon stick 1 tsp black peppercorns 1-2 tsp agave nectar
Pumpkin Spice Latte 1 shot espresso OR 1 tsp instant espresso powder 11⁄2 cups cashew milk (dairy, almond or soy milk would also work) 1⁄4 cup pumpkin puree 1⁄4 tsp pumpkin pie spice http://bit.ly/1NLrgIa 1-2 tsp maple syrup
Homemade Apple Cider 8-10 apples, quartered (I love Gala Apples) 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp whole allspice 1⁄4 cup maple syrup (optional)
Add apples to a large saucepot and cover with water. Boil mixture on medium-high for one hour. After one hour, reduce heat to medium-low, add spice sachet and maple syrup (if using), cover and simmer for two hours. After two hours, remove sachet and strain apples through a fine mesh sieve. Discard solids. Strain a second time through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth. Allow mixture to cool. Refrigerate for up to a week. Or freeze it for up to 6 months.
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