APPLE CHAI LATTE Everything you love about apple pie is wrapped up in the cozy flavors of a chai latte. total time 20 minutes • serves 2 INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 2 Fresh Thyme chai black tea bags ¼ cup dried apple rings, coarsely chopped ½ tsp. ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish ¼ tsp. ground ginger ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg ¾ cup whole milk ½ cup French Vanilla half-and-half, divided 1 Tbsp. brown sugar INSTRUCTIONS 1. Place water in a microwave-safe, 2-cup Apple ch ai latte glass measure. Microwave on high 1 minute or until steaming hot. Add the tea bags, apple, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and strain mixture through fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a medium bowl. 2. In a small saucepan, combine the milk, ¼ cup half and half, and brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until almost boiling and the sugar is dissolved. 3. Divide tea between 2 serving mugs. Pour half of milk mixture over tea in each mug. 4. Place remaining ¼ cup of half and half in a glass jar with lid. Shake jar until half-and-half is frothy. Add froth to each mug and sprinkle with cinnamon. Each serving contains: 217 calories, 10 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 29 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 23 g sugar, 5 g protein. Daily values: 7% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 12% calcium, 1% iron. Nutmeg Ground or fresh-grated, nutmeg brings a sweet, delicate flavor, and is rich in vitamins and minerals. OUR DIETITIAN’S DISH: Spices are a great way to add flavor without adding calories or extra salt. Cinnamon and ginger in particular have additional health benefits, such as helping reduce inflammation. —Meghan Daw, Fresh Thyme Registered Dietitian #FreshThymeFinds Fresh spice for less! Choose as much as you need whenever you need it at our bulk spice section. | September/October 2017 41 038-043 Autumn Spice_template.indd 41 8/14/17 11:55 AM